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Red Mountain High School

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Posted March 30, 2013

Red Mountain High School is amazing. The teachers and administrators are wonderful and eager to help! 2 years ago the top choir and orchestra students were invited to perform an hour concert at Carnegie Hall, and this year the choir was invited AGAIN to perform at Carnegie Hall with Eric Whitaker, which they did. This school has a top performing arts program, (drama, choir, orchestra, band, dance, etc), but excels in so many other areas, there is something of interest for every student. Many families get boundary exceptions to attend this school. My 3 students all graduated from R.M....they are very different and they all loved the school, and found their own clubs and activities to be involved in. Sports, creative arts, FAA, engineering, robotics, this school has it all! Red Mountain strives for academic excellence, and provides great support for students who may be struggling. Many graduating students receive large scholarship offers from top universities. There are also opportunities for parents to be involved. Everyone should be lucky enough to attend a school like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

i like this school, most all the teachers are nice and after a day or two it seems so natural to be walking around, The classes can be challenging and the teachers go into detail on their topics to let kids be able to understand or ask question. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2012

Horrible school. Teachers are inadequate and do not have control of their classrooms. Unless your are in sports your child is overlooked and will not get the attention they deserve. Classes are over filled. If you have a choice send you child elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Alumni There no better school. I went to a state college have to say my high school was harder. They prepare us that I not surprised at the number of ivy league students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

I am an Alumni of Red Mountain, so I'd like to give back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

Our son is a senior at RMHS this year, and we have been very impressed. Our biggest fear was that with high schools this big, how do kids get to feel that they are part of things. This school goes the extra mile to invite those opportunities. Our son has been very happy. He is involved in Sports as well as Orchestra. Mr. Berkseth organized a chamber orchestra trip to NYC that was incredible. Teachers like Mrs. Dilbeck, Mrs. Dawson, Mrs. Rios, and Madame Nebel made our son's experience very positive. We are grateful to RMHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

I went there and it was amazing. No place could be better. every one cares for each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

RMHS is, in my opinion, the best high school in Arizona! I'm an alumni who graduated in 07', and I will NEVER forget the experiences that I have had in this school. The teachers/staff are excellent, the school provides so many opportunities for you to be successful and prepares you for the future! It would be wise to take advantage of all the programs offered at Red Mountain (D.E. classes, clubs, the list goes on!). All in all, I was very satisfied with the education that I received from this particular high school. It is highly recommended!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

RMHS offers a lot of different oppurtunities for students. Like, Club RIF, NJHS, and their Debate team. The teachers there are great, and from my experiences with teachers they really do care about us students, and they are preparing us for careers that will likely come available in the 21st century. I can't recomend this school highly enough!! Lions Don't Lose!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2007

There are several great programs for advanced academics as well and the school has been given many awards for its top notch teachers. My child and I are both extremely satisfied with the programs and level of teacher commitment given at RMHS. As a side-note I'll comment on a parent's previous post about the orchestra. As an orchestra parent myself, I felt that it was only fair to the readers to post and say that I know for a fact that parents were given more than two MONTHS notice about the orchestra field trip (and eight months for this year's!) and my student claims that it was the best trip of her life. The director DOES in fact believe in chair placement. After taking private lessons last year, my daughter did move up several chairs. We have no complaints and are both very happy with the direction the program is going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

I am very impressed with the quality of help my son is recieving in his special education class. While my son is mainstreamed for several classes, Ms. Bocksteller has asssisted in insuring that he gets the supports needed to be successful in those classes She has been a tremendous support to both my son and I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

Red Mountain is an excellent school. Anyone who says otherwise is taking what they have for granted. The fact that students are able to get a top-notch education is something of which families in less-fortunate settings only dream.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2007

The choir, advanced academics, and sports programs are all excellent; a very good school. I enjoy attending and being a Mountain Lion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

Quality of academics is average at best, my child sometimes has a hard time getting before/after school help from teachers. The quality of music/orchestra class is very poor. Also the orchestra instructor does not believe in rating chairs, never moves the kids up if they deserve it. The field trip was poorly handled this year, communication was very bad and 2 weeks notice was given about details of the trip, then they arrived home at 2:15 a.m. on a Sunday. Red Mtn has been a very bad experience for my A student who continues to try to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2006

Outstanding school in every way. Terribly impressed with the teachers and extracurricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

This school has great sports programs and a nationally recognized debate team.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2006

Excellent school! The sports programs are of good quality as are the instructors for the advanced cirriculum.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2005

This school is diverse both in academics and extra curricular activities. My sister attended Red Mountain all through high school and was able to participate in more activities than I think even she was able to handle. She was heavily involved in student council and learned a great deal about leadership and accountability. Her academic skills were also tremendously improved during her time at this school. This is one of those schools were a student is only limited by his or her own ambition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2004

Its a great school. Rotc is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2003

As a former student (1994), I am pleased with the education I recieved while attending Red Mountain. The classes, teachers and extra curricular activities prepared me for life in the real world. The overall atmoshpere of the campus was one of fun and unity. If I still lived in the area, I would be proud for my child to be a Mountain Lion.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

770 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

767 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


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 75% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Fax number
  • (480) 472-8008

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7301 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
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