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Safford High School

Public | 9-12 | 780 students

 
 

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Posted September 9, 2012

Kids are vulgar and don't take their education seriously. Every other word I hear in the hallways are vulgar and inappropriate for a school environment. Cell phones are permitted, and it seems that is all the kids want to do. Even in class I see kids flip out their phones and text while the teacher is lecturing! There is absolutely no teacher-student respect, and when a teacher asks them to hand in their phones, they get defensive and refuse, and the teacher backs away! Some of the teachers are also lousy! They don't demand respect from their students and allow the kids to take control of the class. Thus is why the kids are so unruly. The curriculum is not demanding or challenging, and they are happy if you even graduate, barely passing courses. No academic motivation, no honors or AP courses... I was very disappointed at my first day of school. It is like night and day compared with Thatcher. The principal is nice and has a pleasant personality, but needs to take more control of his staff and students. I hope the school will improve their rules and help motivate their students in the future to make this school a better learning environment for the students to enjoy and flourish.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2010

I had the occasion to visit the school during a high school girls soccer game. Even though my wife has allot of family in safford and thatcher area we had never had dealings with the school .Before ,during and after the game I witnessed multiple issues with the derogatory and rude comments from kids and parents alike . The teachers onsite where barely better with how they talked with the visiting parents and kids. The culmination of the night,sadly, was when two 40 something ladies took time to ridicule and embarrass one of the freshman girls making the trip which ,when given the chance to apologize they were rude enough to think they had been insulted by being asked to apologize. Knowing this is a very religious community I was shocked to say the least at the behavior of the kids ,parents,and staff. I can honestly say my daughter will NOT be making the trip to this school ever again and I would quit my job and home school her if my only option was to send her to Safford High .


Posted January 31, 2008

This is a great environment for a teacher to work. We are held to high expectations and are given help when needed. It would be nicer if there wasn't so much red tape to get classroom matericals, but that seems to be a problem everywhere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2005

Quality of instruction ranges from fair to very, very strong, depending upon teacher. (of course) The principal is excellent, and extracurriculars, both academic and sports related, are all one could wish. I have had a few negative experiences with teacher non-responsiveness. Heaven knows teachers are outlandishly busy, but parents who care shouldn't be treated as if their expression of concern is inherently negative. Information exchanged is good! I do feel my sons will go to college extremely well prepared from the education they have received at SHS.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

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65%

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58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

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85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%
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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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • 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
White 50% 42%
Hispanic 46% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1400 W. 11th Street
Safford, AZ 85546
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Phone: (928) 348-7050

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