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Nogales High School

Public | 9-12 | 1707 students


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Posted March 9, 2012

Nogales High School has provided my child with an excellent education. Excellent IB Program, a lot of support for extra-curricular actiivies as well as caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 13, 2011

Kids here are unruly. Administration is clueless and inexperienced. No respect for teachers and I just feel sorry for the kids that accually want to learn. Classes are around 40 students.

Posted April 24, 2008

nogles high is the best school in arizona, the help and support we got from the teachers and counsolers you will never find anywhere else.. more than a school, we are a big huge family
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 26, 2005

The International Baccalaureate program is available as well as two to three semesters of calculus. The quality of instruction is average for a public school (with of course a few great teachers). The administration is terrible and bureaucratic, but that is also to be expected, although it can get in the way of the educational experience. For a good student with involved parents, this school would be fine.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 11, 2004

i am very disappointed to see that the children at this high school for math and reading have scored lower than 40%! the fact that teachers decide whether or not they will intiate any sort of relatioship with students based on money and last names shows the true politics of the school. i would like for the principal to explain how is it possible that out of a student population with over 95% being of hispanic origin and almost 85% being able to fluently speak spanish, how the language arts (i.e spanish, french, and english) results came out below 30%.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 31, 2004

The most outstanding feature of Nogales High School is their Senior Project. The Senior Project is a graduation requirement for All students. In the Senior Project the students write a research paper on a topic of their own choice, then apply the paper in a 20-hour hands-on project, document the application in a portfolio then give speech to a board of community members and teachers. I like that my son, a freshman, is thinking about his senior year challenge. I m glad too that he will have a significant challenge in the spring semester of his senior year. Mostly I like that because the Senior Project is an exhibition of skills, it shows the side of the students that AIMS can t.
—Submitted by a parent

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school 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 Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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
Hispanic 98% 43%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 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 64%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1905 Apache Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621
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Phone: (520) 377-2021


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