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Maricopa High School

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Posted February 21, 2013

This school has shown impressive improvement and I am thrilled to she what step they are going to take in the future.


Posted July 17, 2012

Horrible school it needs work my child came home everyday crying because she was bullied staff never did anything about it. So I took her out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

i will be going into my Sophomore year and over all this school has had there up's and down's. They have improves a lot since i moved out here and they still are improving there education process is good and they have a good after school program there sports are great. The teachers are caring and are there for you when you need them. All my teachers that i had my freshman year were so nice and awesome especially my english teacher. she has helped me with my writing and it keeps getting better and exciting maricopa high school is a fantastic high school.


Posted May 8, 2012

This school needs a great deal of help, from fairness, equality and academics.. So glad we are done! I would never send another child there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2011

This high school is GREAT! I'm a freshman and I'm loving everyday. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are super nice! Junior: "So you're a sophomore?" Me:"No, Freshman." Junior:"It's all cool, what do you have next hour?" They're really friendly. Bus transportation - FREE! Teachers are great! I have the best teachers in the world right now. I just received my report card in the mail 2 days ago with a 4.00 GPA. The spirit that the school has is amazing! Every Friday is spirit day where a lot of people celebrate in the cafeteria. Pep rallies are always fun to go to. The buildings and computers are new and everyone walks around with a fresh feeling. Lockers are provided as well! The new gym,weight room, and locker room looks fantastic! The arts performing building is in construction and is also looking very nice. Overall this school is awesome! Go Rams!!!


Posted October 5, 2011

MHS has been such a great choice for my child. After conteplating on wheter or not to send him to Tempe we chose to stay close to home. Thank goodness! The staff has been great and they are already preparing him for college in the 9th grade! We couldn't be happier and our student is suceeding and has excelled on Aims after 3 years at a maricopa middle school. I support MUSD and their staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

I love Maricopa High school. My kids are happy and there are great kids and teachers. Just a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

This is my daughters first year at MHS. Being a little nervous with the schools reputation, I had my concerns. MHS . In the 2 months my daughter has been attending. I find the teachers and the staff there have been fantastic. My daughter an A student loves it there. Quite a bit of homework, but she loves it there. Since the new building has been completed the teachers and students seem to be walking around with a renewed sense of pride. So far, I feel we made the correct decision. I will update this review in 2 months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I went to MHS for 2 years and, though the teachers are wonderful, the school seems like it is more for 'at risk' students, and entirely too easy for anyone with higher motivation and capabilities. Granted, the school does offer a few more challenging courses, they just don't seem challenging enough for the rest of the students who have higher expectations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2006

Maricopa High has growing pains, but is dealing well with the population explosion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

The academic and extracurricular offerings at MHS are steadily improving.The school is headed in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

So far from what I have seen of this school, it is less than adequate to give my child the education she deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

luv this school... teachers are ok... but kids are nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2004

I have two sons attending Maricopa schools. One is a sophmore in High school and the other is in the eighth grade. My eighth grader has been in the special education program in Maricopa since third grade. I have been concerned about my son's progress for the last 4 years. But I was not aware of my rights as a parent of a child with learning disabilities. I have always attended my son's IEP meetings but I've never fully understood how important they are. My son has not made any progress in the special education program at Maricopa School. I feel it has been highly ineffective. I would strongly encourage any parent who has a child with learning disabilities to look very closely at their program. Read and know your rights as a parent of a child with disabilities, review your child's school records and get help to understand them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

If you as a parent keep in contact with the school, you will have a better relationship. Try emailing the teachers on a weekly basis. If you don't get the response you need, then contact Mr. Jeff St. Clair, he is always willing to do what is needed. He will make sure it gets done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2003

My son (sophmore) just completed his first year at Maricopa H.S. They need to do more to spec. ed. kids. Don't see (most) teachers wanting to go out of their way with homework assist. Not enough communication with parent-teachers-staff. Being a small school there is alot of opportunity here.
—Submitted by a parent


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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 42%
Hispanic 34% 43%
Black 15% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85139
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