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Metro Tech High School

Public | 9-12 | 1409 students


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Posted February 18, 2014

Metro Tech High School located in Phoenix, Arizona is the best high school there is! I attended MTHS from my freshman year throughout my senior year and I absolutely loved it! Metro Tech isn't like any other school, it isn't a home school, its a school that you have to apply to get into therefore they only choose the best to get in. The teachers are one of a kind, very strict and very professional. They only want what's best for there students. If your looking for a great school to go to or looking for an "over achiever" school to send your kids to choose MTHS. You will not regret it! I went there and my three younger brothers are going there. Trust me you will never find a school like this!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 20, 2011

Metro Tech has had great success this last year. Our seniors earned $2,000,000 in scholarship offers, we had several dozen students win awards at state career technical student organization compeitions and several students earned awards at the national career technical student organization leadership confereces. As a teacher I find the students (for the most part) highly motivated and willing to learn. Our standardized test scores continue to go up.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 19, 2011

My daughter has attended Metro Tech High since her freshman year and she is now a Senior. The school has excellent teachers and they have supported my daughter to follow her dreams and goals. This is an excellent career high school. I never hear about student fights either which is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 19, 2009

I think this is a great school that helps students discover what they truly want to be
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 19, 2007

i'm a metro tech graduate. i graduated last year with academic honors. the experiences that i aquired at metro have helped me to get a good job and help my family. having gone to metro tech was the greatest decision that i could've made. the people where great and the teachers care about their students. they become your friends so that they may influence you to do more. i don not regret my decision to have attended metro tech. i was a student of the drafting program and i enjoyed every minute of it. thank you to all the staff and students that made my experience such an enjoyable one.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 7, 2007

This is the best school in the world!
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 13, 2006

Wonderful alternative! This is a great opportunity for students ready to give up on high school. This school helps guide the student into a position they can start now and see themselves advancing in after graduation.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted July 23, 2005

it is a pretty good school my daughter graduted with high grade percentiles.....
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2003

This high school is a pretty good school based on my sons' comments etc., he likes school and is doing well, but i also think if kids had more support at home, as does mine, others could do just as well. Parents are very IMPORTANT in the success of their childrens academics. I see his friends and some are not doing so well, but are also dealing with lots of problems @home

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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 64% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.









The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.







The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.








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About the tests

In 2013-2014 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".

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
Hispanic 95% 43%
Black 2% 5%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 83%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Kate McDonald
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (602) 764-8215


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  • Technology
  • Vocational education


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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1900 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Phone: (602) 764-8008


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