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9-12
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Peoria, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,702

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11200 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

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(623) 486-6300
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June 04, 2014
My children were at this school 2013/2014 school year and I am pulling them out and taking to a charter school instead. In this past school year there has been favoritism shown by a teacher that was left completely unchecked and a student lived with another teacher apart from parents. That student was given teacher online access to student grades and allowed to do things other students weren't. It was a complete blurring of authority. My child was at the mercy of another student's approval for grades but the system was not set up in a way to protect my child. There is a building set up with security guards for teens to take classes that have been expelled in the past. I am concerned for the learning environment my children are in and as a result I am pulling them out of Peoria high school. I do not recommend this school. If you have a choice and can go to a different district I would.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
This school is horrible! Nobody here wants to excel at anything, everyone gossips, even the teachers and staff, and there are a lot of disrespectful people that go here. The atmosphere isn't very positive. There are a lot of fights, and there are not very many people here that have any morals or values. This school is ghetto-like, because of the way that people here act. There are a few good teachers at this school, but they don't encourage anyone to do above average. If you have a child and want what's in their best interest, don't let them go to this school. My experience going to this school was awful.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2012
WHO'S HOUSE!?!? CAT'S HOUSE!!! AAAAAHHH!!!! my freshman year i went to two different schools. Carl Hayden && Copper Canyon.. BUT then i moved to PHS and thats were i spent the last 3 AMAZING years of my high school life... and i LOOOOOOOVED IT! every bit of it..! they help you out SO much and all there electives are WONDERFUL at helping with ur future career. theres so much LOVE at the school, we're all practically family PHS school spirit is THE BEST with clubs, sports, and classes. you really feel like the teachers care, i couldn't have picked a better school to graduate from. ONCE A PANTHER..**ALWAYS** A PANTHER

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2011
Wow. What a horrid disappointment this school is. My grand daughter went here, and when they moved to a different district, they found out just how poorly PHS is really performing. The staff convince the kids to get all their electives out of the way as soon as possible. Leaving NO room to catch up if anything happens. Shame on PHS. Too bad I can't give this school negative stars.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2010
I graduated from Peoria High School. I thought it was an amazing school and I still think it is an amazing school. I like the idea of students being able to pick and choose their own schedule. It helps with the idea of independences and decision making, which really helps in the real world and for college. And even if the students are making poor choices, they still have their councilors there to make sure they stay on the right path. The traditions held at PHS is really what makes it Peoria High School, and what makes us all come back for the football games and other activities. If it were not for Marching Band, I would not have all the wonderful memories that I do have from my high school days. It really is a wonderful school.

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May 03, 2010
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December 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Tradition, Tradition, Tradition! All my kids love it as did I! I am a former Peoria High student as well as my children have either graduated, still attend and are future Panthers!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
Im currently attending Peoria High School and i think it is a wonderful school. The teachers really do care for the students and try their hardest to help my peers understand the lesson. When your a part of a sport or a club you really do feel like your a part of a family (even though thats sounds extremely corny). There are amazing electives and plenty of honors and AP classes and im blessed to be attending such a great school. PHS 2012!!!!

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2009
i was going to dysart high school. it was ok, but then i moved to peoria high. there is a huge difference they have alot of elective classes, and that will help you in the future the people there are always in a good mood, the teachers are real cool there, and they are crazy when it comes to sports! and as u see the comments below peoria is a good choice of a high school

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2009
I graduated from Peoria High School in 2003 and came back to observe classrooms in 2009. My experience at PHS from the fall of 1999 to the spring of 2003 was excellent. I was heavily involved in honors classes and several extra-curricular clubs. I always felt that the teachers were encouraging, although the facilities weren't in the best condition. My recent visit amazed me! The campus has morphed drastically (for the better). The new buildings must be so much nicer to have class in than what I was used to. It was good to see familiar faces and that a lot of the staff that I knew six years ago are still teaching there. That tells you a lot abou the quality of this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 27, 2009
This school was the best school I ever went to, but once I moved to surprise I was stuck going to Dysart high. I miss peoria. It was by far THE BEST SCHOOL IN EVERYWAY!! Especially the Rotc program. :]

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2008
Excellent School, wich caring teachers and a wonderful sports program

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
I love this school! It is the best!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
Outstanding diverse environment. Great teachers and staff. My students all recieved a great education, were prepared for college and felt accepted and a part of Peoria Family.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2007
I graduated in 2003. I belive PHS is overall the best school that I had been to in my 12 years of schooling. I felt the staff reached out to the students on a more personal level and were interested in what they where doing out side of school as well as on the inside. Thanks to a lot of those teachers I graduated with honors after having a child in the middle of my senior year. A lot of schools would have just left me behind or sent me to another school! I would like to thank all the staff at PHS for helping me threw that. And now that my son if 4 1/2 he will be attending the PHS COOP program starting in August of 2007. Thank you Peoria!

- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2007
As far as sports go, I wouldn't send my children there not unless there trying out for track. Everything else is terrible and only getting worse.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
Since phs has begun its new building process, the actual amount of knowledge learned from both core classes and electives has gone up tremendously. Not all of the teachers are... Good teachers. Most, however, are awesome. They go the extra mile to ensure that all students are performing to the best of their abilities. My younger brother, a current freshman, will be the third phs graduate from my family, and i'm proud of that fact. The biggest negative i found with the school was the impersonality of the head staff. Some of the office staff, the vice principals, and the principal themselves are all very distant, and a large number of students have no idea who they are, because they are never out around the campus.

- submitted by a former student
November 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
The teachers do not help the kids in any way, even when a student pleads for help in understanding work.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2006
im a former student graduated in 2005...this school was awesome to me and 3 older brother...great interation with teacher which allowed me to do the best i could.i was always encouraged to do the right thing and get involved with different things.i absolutely love this school and want my son to go here when he gets old enough..i love peoria and still support them..

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2006
The teachers work hard for the student and are very involved. The principal doesn't do a whole lot for the school, but we have enough support from the teachers, staff and parents anyways so it works out. There aren t a lot of problems with bullying. The school is very diverse. They fit everyone s needs for learning to help the student at their own rate

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2006
My daughter attended PHS her freshman year. Peoria has an excellent selection of classes and programs for the kids. While she loved her classes, practiularly the photo program which was phenomanal, they are issues with disiplin within the school. An ongoing bullying situation was brought to the administrations attention and not resolved. This resulted in my withdrawing her halfway through the school year for she feared for her physical safty. We ended up sacrificing a well developed academic program for a much more limited one but her peace of mind had to come first. I did not enroll my other child in the school when he reached ninth grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
December 05, 2005
This school is great! They have wonderful academic programs for the kids as well as encouraging students to participate in sport and extracarricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
very good school,very good school,art is good music is good and parental envolvement is good

- submitted by a student
no rating August 31, 2005
My daughter is a freshman and our experience so far has been great, we love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
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August 05, 2005
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July 21, 2005
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July 09, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2005
The quality of the academic programs is good. The extracurricular activities such as sports and the arts are very well supported. The various arts programs especially stand out in my mind. Once a year, they have a huge viewing of the students work, which is very impressive and generates lots of visitors. My children have enjoyed their time at the school. We have found the staff are very committed to helping them excel in all areas. This is a truly wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
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October 08, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
The school was over crowded and my son had to sit on the floor, because they did not have enough desks.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
This is in response to the April 2003 comment: Your misconceptions are highly exaggerated because, as a former student, I can tell you that there were very few fights and the few were dealt with justly. PHS is an excellent high school with wonderful teachers and programs. Currently, I am attending Georgetown University. Even though Peoria is rough around the edges, a good student would make the best of it and strive no matter what rumors the school has endured.

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2004
Education is a top priority at theschool. But the truth is, fighting happens a lot; disrespect from students is not uncommon. The classroom environment is at a rate of 1 teacher to like 30 or 31 children in each class in average. Many kids can handle everything there; just some parents dont want there children around the things that happens at PHS.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2004
This is one of the best schools in the state. The football team is almost unmached and the track team is on its way to a 3rd straight title in track.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2004
My daughter graduated in 2000 in the top 15% of her class and my son currently attends as a junior. I loved my daughters teachers and coaches. She was very involved with school and her teachers were very involved with her. My son's teachers are proving to be as caring, concerned with his participation and grades in class. I think Peoria does very well for itself despite in growing attendance records.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
Peoria High school is a very good school. I am pleased with the level of interactment the school keeps with me, and my daughter feels very safe there.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2003
I'm not a parent, nut I am a student at Peoria High School. I think what the school administrators are doing to keep the students safe is great, and the students have a great bond with some of the teachers they have. The grades may not show it, but that's only because the students that don't care don't do well, and they are the reason we have a downfall with our reputation and overall school grade. The school may not look like the best, or be the best, but if we had the money to do a lot more than we do now, I can almost guarentee you that everything would turn to a positive. Our school has one of the best football teams, but have you noticed that all the other school fooball teams have lot better looking uniforms than the PHS footbll team does? That's not the only thing that is showing the facts. The teacher/ student ratio isn't too good either. If a student has a question during class, the student will have to wait 2 to even 10 minutes for the teacher to get to their question. That is another thing that brings down grades; if we don't know how to do things then what are we supposed to do? Thank you for taking the time to read my concerns.

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2003
Peoria High School is a pretty good school. There are some awesome teachers there. I know the school is a bit run-down, but thats because the district hasn't put any money into it. If you look at the other four high schools in the district, they are nice, but Peoria is likt he 'stepchild' despite it being the oldest school. I rarely see any students ever being picked on or beaten up. I think that the whole 'ghetto' and 'bully' student thing about Peoria is way overrated.

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2003
Peoria High School is a great school, with some problems. The district has been updating the school, but in comparison to some other local schools, Peoria still has a long way to go. The theatre program is among the best in the state, whilest football, Air Force JROTC also are great programs. The FFA department has many resorces, and the school is an established member of the West Valley. Now, this may be somewhat biased, because my Aunt and my Brother both went to and graduated from this school, but the school is overall a great one. Yes, it does need repairs, but that's what happens when school get older. Peoria is as old as the hills! If your child has been in the Peoria District, and is going to be put into Peoria because his or her school is a feeder, let them go. They'll have friends and will do fine. Peoria is a tough high school socially, but that just enables you with street smarts! Now, is that so bad? Think about it.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2003
One thing I have to say, even though I think the children there are pretty harsh, is that some of the teachers there are really high quality. One of the teachers in particular, Mrs. Leal (English) was really great. She helped the kids, and tried to do some really interesting things in class. Plus, she was as sweet as can be. My daughter had only wonderful things to say about her. I think she, as well as some of the other teachers, are what makes Peoria good.

- submitted by a parent
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Peoria High School
11200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ  85345
(623) 486-6300
Last modified Peoria High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Peoria High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top