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Skyline High School

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Posted March 29, 2014

My school disrepects people that I hang out with. This got me and a girl not hang out with each other. My dad and the teachers then prevents me from talking about her. They tell me it's a small deal when it is acutally a big deal.


Posted June 24, 2013

The staff is Very caring at the school. My English teacher was very effective in reaching me to. Write neater. Some of the staff isn't very effective at teaching. The early childhood teacher is very hyper and over the place. Some time hshe wouldn't even teach. The intro to technology teacher is amazing. I learned so much from her. During the summer before my sofemore year I was told I wasn't allowed to take the class that had to do the field I wanted to go in to. Culinary arts. I had to convince the school I wanted to go in to culinary arts because i wanted to go in to that field. Not because it was an easy a. This school is very below average.


Posted May 30, 2012

My son graduated from Skyline this year (2012).. the teachers and staff are great! However, I am very disappointed that the school does not seem to know who took pictures of our kids getting their diplomas.. I counted on the person they hired to get tht pic for me, now there is no way of tracking down who took those pics, so a momento is lost... thnx Skyline!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

Awesome teachers and the techers are always so funny and caring!!!! Best high school I've been too!!! Great campus and very well taking care of!!! Awesome school!!!


Posted June 25, 2010

I'm an alumni student from class of '06. Skyline is a great school lots of good kids, not a whole lot of drugs or gang activity. Awesome music program. Choir always got the highest ratings.


Posted May 15, 2010

Lot's of altercations & police activity. VERY HIGH Drop-out rate!!! Some teachers fail over 75% of their class? Sounds more like the teachers are the problem! Thank God we are moving to another area next week!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

All teachers are great and have great teaching skills.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2009

I'm an alumni student, class '05 of Skyline. I never had a teacher that I disliked. All of them were amazing. I'll never forget these people. They helped make me who I am today. And they serve grades 10-12, not 7-12.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2008

The school continues to grow and make new achievements. It is great to see programs like clubs and athletics really begin to achieve and make strides toward greatness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

I attend Skyline as a junior and I feel it is truly an exceptional school. Skyline teachers and staff work very hard to make their students comfortable and provide them with many different opportunities. Now whether or not students embrace them is a different story. This year has been a turning point for the school and everything is looking up. Skyline is starting to edge ahead in sports and their academics are as strong as ever. I recommend Skyline to anyone in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

i attend skyline high school right know.Skyline is a great school i love it!the have great classes,great teachers and staff and a great curriculim.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2007

I graduated from Skyline in 2003 and really enjoyed my time there. It's a great campus and I enjoyed most of my teachers and classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2006

Teachers give up on students easily.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2005

I was not impressed with Skyline at all. My child was bored to tears in most of her academic classes. She is into drama, dance, and choir, and her instructors were disappointments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This school was only two years old when my daughter attended it as a senior. She had several teachers who went out of their way to help her in her subjects. Because the school was still small in numbers, my daughter really felt that she had a personal relationship with her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Our daughter seems to really enjoy her experience. There are exceptional teachers with the majority giving personalized care. The principal is a very fair and focused gentleman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Skyline is a relatively new school in east mesa. It has a reputation of not being as good as some of the more established schools, but this isn't true. Students are treated with respect and expected to achieve as much here as at any other public high school in the district. Many families at this school fall into the lower income categories, which often means that richer schools look down their noses, but they shouldn't. The faculty is hard working and caring. The students are bright. This is a good place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 31, 2005

the level of teacher involvement is horable we didn't know our child was struggleing untill it was too late we never got one call from a teacher to set up any kind of help or to let us know something was wrong thay don't seame to care if the kids pass or fail at all...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

Skyline is the newest Mesa High School and is continually growing in all areas. Sportd, academics, art programs and all extracurricular programs are gaining momentum each year. I expect this school will we a main competitor state wide in teh future but we need to get enrollment up to par with the other schools for that to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

My 16 year old daughter has gone to Skyline for a year now. The school is pretty new, but thats no reason for them to not protect their female students from any kind of harassment. The school is a big huge disappointment to me and my daughter. My daughter is afraid of going to school. I hope no one goes to this school will have this problem. Thank you for taking your time to read this.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 65% 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

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The state average for Math was 58% 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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 70% 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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

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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 60% 42%
Hispanic 31% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
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 52%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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