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Snowflake High School

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Posted December 8, 2010

SHS doesn't help student find scholarships. There is a guidance dept. but they just tell you to look online for scholarships! Not cool. They should be active in helping students seek higher education but that doesn't happen. It's a joke. If your plan is to stay in a small town and not further your education... then you found the right school. If you have other plans after High School.. then you would be wise to drive to Blue Ridge... they promote higher education.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 20, 2010

Lack of diversity? The music program in the school is awesome. The Madrigals, the band, orchestra and thespians deserve a great big round of applause. The media department is up and coming and under very good direction. The auto shop, wood shop and arts departments are great for a school this size. Yeah, athletics events are nice, the Lobo football program is great fun, but only those who are in a constent state of napping can't see that there is so much more going on.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 19, 2010

If you're into sports.. or I should say Football.. then great.. otherwise look into another school or homeschool. Principal seems not to care about anything BUT football. Teachers try.. but with no back up from Admin seem to give up. Sad really.. It could be very good school under different management.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 9, 2009

I love SHS, it is the best school ever to grace our earthly habitat. If I had to choose between any shcool in the world I would choose SHS because it is the best. Everyone is friendly, and we all have the greatest of times. All the people who wrote bad reviews about this spectacular school can go to Holbrook.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 21, 2008

Okay, this school is a little below average. The only people that would say this is an awesome school are the preppy rich kids that have lived here all thier lives and have had everything handed to them. Parent involvement is minimal, acedemic programs such as debate and acedec are being threatened to be terminated because of budget cuts. Football is our schools moneymaker and basically the lifeforce of the school. They want to re-live ever football movie at our school. I teach teachers, and i'm a student. The principal isn't the problem, hes nice and administration is friendly, i for one just don't like the schools stress on sports, when a majority of the kids at school aren't on the teams and the ones on the teams are constantly on grade check....please, someone get me outta this school!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 21, 2007

The school isn't the greatest. Some students need extra help and the teachers won't provide it. Home schooling is a better option between the two.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 30, 2005

If you have the ability, and capability, please consider home schooling. Athletics is given #1 priority--that will never change. . .Ever. There is no diversity among its students.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted September 14, 2004

I think Snowflake has a poor outlook on education taking sports and extracurricular activities more important than academics.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 28, 2003

Snowflake High School has some exceptional problems. One being the Principal doesn't back his teachers. He caves in to money and parents. He has no loyality to his teachers. The teachers do their very best with all the cut backs and pay for a lot of the extra from their own pockets.

Posted October 15, 2002

Our school is awesome. They try to keep the kids involved, and not leave anyone out. Overall the classes are pretty good. The teachers arn't to pushy, except for Miss. Cunningham, her class is hard to keep up in. LOBOS ROCK!

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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 62% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

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 81% 42%
Hispanic 9% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 S. 2nd W.
Snowflake, AZ 85937
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Phone: (928) 536-4156


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