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Queen Creek High School

Public | 9-12 | 1643 students


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Posted August 4, 2014

I am a parent of a Senior at QCHS, and I cannot say enough good things about the school! My daughter has attended there since she started High School, and it was the best choice that we have ever made! The teachers are very involved, the sports program is wonderful, the administration is helpful, and I am amazed by how smoothly things run over all! Like all schools, there can be hiccups with schedules at the start of the year, etc. However, the issues get addressed quickly, and resolved. The programs that they offer are amazing, and growing every year! I am very proud to have my child attend such a great High School, and I will be sending my youngest 2 there as well! GO BULLDOGS!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 13, 2014

Ignorance abounds. Expect staff affiliated with this school to make incorrect assumptions based on their lack of knowledge and understanding of their students' situations. Heavy bias and discrimination found at this school. Lack of communication, and a strong persuasion to remove parental involvement during these critical, formative years.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 30, 2013

Unfortunately in the last year the high school has really diminished in quality. They lost 30 plus teachers last year and the couple good administrators they had. Very sad to see it tank so badly so quickly. New leadership needs to take over at the superintendency and then the high school. Hard to do when the school board has a member related to the high school principal who is a main part of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 28, 2013

Worst High School Ever! This school has teachers and administrators with very little integrity! Its poorly managed and I wouldn't recommend it to any one who wants their child to have a good High School experience. I had 2 children enrolled here and it was awful. My son played sports and my daughter was involved with several student programs. Find a different school You'll be glad later!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 11, 2013

Parents if your student is an athlete DO NOT SEND THEM TO QC! Politics will always be a part of High School sports, but QC is the worst I have ever experienced. I was a high school athlete in the 1970's and my two older children where also HS athletes who attended high schools and played sports in Chandler, Idaho, and Utah. The favoritism, lack of ethics and honesty is over the top at QC in multiple sports . This is not being posted by a disgruntled parent who has children that sit the bench, all of my children are and have been multi sport starters. Athletics at QC are bad, really really bad.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 28, 2013

I am very disappointed with this school, I would give it an overall rating of below average from the education to the athlectics through the administration. This school has provided less than what I want for my children in all areas. There is a lack of professionalism and character as well as ethics, honesty and consistancy from several of the faculty, staff and administration. I do have to say that there are some good teachers here and the overall student body is average or above but that is heavily outweighed by the negative environment and unwelcomed, biased attitude exhibited by faculty and staff. I would not reccommend this school or athletic program to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 6, 2012

Nov 6 2012. Great story about the students at QCHS! Impressive kids! I hope the school board, parents & local government take notice and recognize all of those students! JSM Seattle WA

Posted October 19, 2011

I attended Queen Creek Middle School and then High School until my sophomore year. At this point, I could not stand the way my teachers taught (or the lack of teaching at all), the politics within the sports teams among coaches, and the lack of college preparation. I switched to Perry High School and had an amazing junior and senior year with teachers who caused me to be engaged in my learning and was enrolled in the AVID program there. I wish parents could attend QCHS for one day and see the miserable conditions and lack of administration.

Posted July 26, 2011

Best school ever been there for 3 years now the teachers and students are very helpful and are caring...
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 26, 2011

Best school ever i got 3 kids going there and they seem to get better education everyday they come home.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 26, 2011

I am a teacher at Queen Creek High School and i think that the school is awesome all the teachers from my point of view are helpful and caring the kids that i have always positive and willing to work.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted June 22, 2011

My personal experience with QCHS was wonderful. I attended all four years at this high school without complaint. I felt connected with my teachers and classmates and was able to participate in several extracurricular activities. I began collage the fall after graduation and managed to graduate with two bachelor degrees and my masters degree by age 22, this largely in part to the several dual credit classes QCHS offered at the time. My experience at Queen Creek was back when the school was 3A and had a smaller class size, which could have contributed to my positive experience. My brother, who recently graduated felt he had a positive experience as well, despite having been less engaged in academics and extracurricular activities.

Posted June 9, 2011

QCHS is a wonderful school filled with caring and qualified professionals. My child has only been attending this school for one semester and I have seen much more improvement/self confidence. He participates in the wonderful FFA program and most of his teachers take the time to work with him after school as well. I think QCHS has a lot to offer in the perfoming arts department as well as the athletic department. I highly reccommend if you are looking for a smaller environment with an excelling staff/community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 4, 2010

Im currently a senior at this school and contrary to what other people are saying, I think it's an awesome school. I run track and cross country and I think that both programs are awesome (4A-1 state champs!). Some of the teachers are a little off, but the rest are generally very good teachers. They are kind of strict about wearing id's and dress code, but otherwise are pretty lenient.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 3, 2010

Queen Creek High School is alright. I currently attend there and the students are very nice for the most part. The administration is a joke, its very strict for the most part and because of this a lot of students don't really know what the ' high school' experience is. There is NO school spirit what so ever! the sports programs are not even announced. its pretty boring to tell you the truth. On the plus side there's not really any 'cliques' and for the most part people accept one another.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 30, 2010

Queen Creek is a terrible place for a child to be educated if you can call it that.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2010

My daughter has been excelling at this school and is involved in several extra-curricular activities. The sports program is wonderful from what we know of the one sport she participates in. I would recommend a more unified teaching for classes, she had to switch teachers for 2nd semester and was quite behind for the new teacher.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 26, 2010

Terrible school system that exemplifies AZ as the 47 worst school system in the US. My only regret in moving is this school system. Some teachers are good, some are horrible as with any school. Not enough books for the students, very poor quality of teaching in my opinion. However the run around when trying to speak to anyone in administration is ridiculous. No real supervision of students so children are getting hurt.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 30, 2009

the school is not good! they have no clubs for students to join. the teachers are rude and un willing to help.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 15, 2009

I go to queen creek its awesome. The teachers rock and the ffa program is awesome
—Submitted by a student

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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • 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 70% 42%
Hispanic 23% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 35%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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22149 E. Ocotillo Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
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Phone: (480) 987-5935


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