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9-12
Public
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,733
Before care: No
After care: No

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2217 W. Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021

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(623) 915-8400
(623) 915-8437
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May 23, 2014
Washington High School is rated by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the best high schools in the nation.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
As a parent I believe the kids get whatever they want out of high school, but I also believe Washington High School Teachers and Staff push the kids to want more and expect more. Parents who are actively involved, not just at home but also in school activates helps with communication with the staff and their son/daughter overall high school experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Our administration, staff and teachers care about the success of our students. We have a stellar Honors/AP teaching staff who go the extra mile to prepare our students for college. WHS also was just named an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation, and also is ranked by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek among the best schools in the nation. Our 9-school district also was named College Board's 2013 National Advanced Placement District of the Year. Our campus is clean and crime-free, an indication that administration is setting the tone for high standards and achievement.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Washington High school is finally strutting what it's got. I love Washington with all my heart. I know the teachers have prepared me for college, and all of the faculty members are attentive at their job while still keeping a friendly environment. I always see Mrs. Lippert, the principal, with a smile on her face. It's a refreshing sight. All of the clubs, sports, and extra-curricular activities are worthwhile. WHS has it all. The theater program is amazing along with Interact and well, everything! I love all of my teachers. They care and make their students think and take action. Our school color, purple, floods the campus on Fridays. It's a great and diverse environment and I couldn't have asked for anything better. By the way, Mr. and Mrs. Darrow are my inspiration. Thank you Washington for making my four years a blast! -Jordanna class of 2011

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2010
must say even do i do not recommed this school staff..the principal was great since she immediately was open to have a parent and student meeting and work out the problem....but the damage had already been done and we had decided to take a school teacher's advice to look for a charter school.

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March 16, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
I enjoyed WHS while I was there. The principal,Ms. Giboney, then lacked real character on the otherhand,the teachers were outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
March 24, 2009
I say... Washington has the best theater program in the state, and this place reeks (in a good way) of school spirit and pride. I LOVE it here! - Caitlin, '11

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January 23, 2009
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August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2008
they have a great way of keeping kids involved in activities, then the kids love to be at school

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July 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
WHS is awesome, teachers are great!

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2007
I Love this school! The teachers and staff are phenomenal! They really care about you and seem like they actually want to be there for you. I have only been going there for 2 months, but it is so much better than my previous school. The school pride and spirit is very strong at WHS. There is also a wonderful diversity amongst the students. I would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2007
I have had 3 children graduate from WHS. The teachers are fantastic and really care about students. The English dept, especially, is outstanding and prepared my children for the rigors of college. They never stopped encouraging them to do their best and reach for their potential. Interact is another activity that was worthwhile and taught my children to give back to their community. Thank you Washington!

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May 17, 2007
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May 17, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 16, 2007
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November 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
August 31, 2006
My Daughter went from 1996-2000. WHS is very supportive of the kids. The Teachers are some of the best. Academically, it prepares the kids for the real world and college. It's up there with more affluent-area schools. The Athletic programs could use some outside coaching help to boost their potential. championships. There are many clubs & activities for all the kids to join. The staff is caring. I always felt my child was safe at this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
Cool and refreshing and acodemic!

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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 17, 2005
Washington High Scool has a great English departmen. The teachers are absolutly awesome. The teachers keep in excellent contact with the parents.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2005
The accelerated departments at WHS are amazing. The teachers are experienced, driven, great motivators, and care about the success of their students. The principal, while very strict, loves her students and wants the best for them. I am so thankful for the education I recieved there. Not only was I very well prepared for college academically, but socially as well. I couldn't have asked for more in an education.

- submitted by a former student
April 27, 2004
Excellent accelerated English Department.

- submitted by a former student
April 07, 2004
I think Washington is a great school and I highly recomend that parents consider sending their children there. My daughter went to Washington and liked it very much. The teachers are very helpful, caring, and polite.

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March 29, 2004
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- submitted by a student
March 09, 2004
I think the school in itself is a great place for todays upcoming leaders. On the flip side the teachers 'most' are attentive to the needs of the students but the principal in my opinion is not the best person for the job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2003
Washington is one of the best schools in Phoenix. Having had both my son and daughter graduate from Washington, I know Washinton has a great learning environment that is both challenging and fun- with diverse extra-cirricular activities that are both academic and athletic. Washington's academic test scores are particularly good- consistently coming out above average compared to other schools in the state, as well as the district. My experience with Ms. Gibney, the current principal at Washington, has been nothing but good. She does everything she can to ensure her teachers will succeed- She goes out of her way to help both faculty and students. Ms. Gibney is a great leader at Washington. Staff like her are what make the difference between a good school and a bad one.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2003
Our daughter is in the class of 2005. We placed her in this school based on recommendations from middle school counselors and visits to the campus. We live in the Apollo boundaries but chose to send our daughter to WHS. We have been extremely satisfied with her experience at this school. I would highly recommend this campus for serious students. The staff is comprised of a good mix of new and seasoned educators who provide a positive and challenging environment for the student.

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August 15, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
Although Washington has a great quality of teachers, the District Office should really take a close look at the quality of the Principal. Ms Gibney has maintained a reputation of not getting along with other teachers, parents and staff. She frequently passes on her dealings with parents to other faculty members. She creates a tense atmosphere among the faculty and it is know that quality faculty memebers have quit, students have left, and parents have pulled their children from Washington because of her. The district office, who knows of the specific problems created by Ms Gibney absolutly refuse to do anything about her.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2003
Washington High School is not a very good school simply because of their aid after graduation. They only helped out students get through high school, not what they could do what the rest of their lives. For example, helping the students decide on a career path and informing them about what type of education and experience they would need to continue on their road to success.

- submitted by a former student
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Washington High School
2217 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85021
(623) 915-8400
Last modified Washington High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top