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9-12
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Tempe, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,872

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6000 S Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283

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(480) 839-0292
(480) 730-7665
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March 24, 2014
Hard to believe this school has a positive review when it's not that great. Most people I know who came here didn't like going here and other people who went here are indifferent. Bullying is a problem from what I heard.

- submitted by a community member
January 17, 2014
Outstanding school for all types of students! I am a parent of a young man with special needs who attended Marcos, and is now in college. Mr. Mirizio and Mr. Griffith had my son's back, helped me with all of his placement needs, and worked with our situation very well. This school has an outstanding faculty, dedicated teachers, an expansive array of programs, and an administration that is connected to the community that it serves. Parent involvement before problems happen makes the biggest impact.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Principle and AD are nothing more than bullies. Mirizio is not a good person. Athletic director Griffth I have no idea how this person got a job anywhere. Both belittle people and bully staff. should be some sort of investigation into these 2. Unfortunately Very disfunctional administration with no accountability

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2012
Marcos is a great school as long as your child is not a victim of bullying! Mine just happens to fall victim because he has a visual impairment. I know bullying is a problem at many schools but in this case, it is a matter of how this issues are handled.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
Marcos is a super high school. My daughter is a senior this year. She has excelled academically, socially, musically, and athletically. This was all possible with the help of many adults at MdN. It is not a perfect school, but which one is? One of the things I love is the diverse student body. My daughter has friends from all backgrounds and knows how to get along with anyone. Our whole family is proud to be part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
I have to agree with the previous poster. The principal's office cares very little for the victim of crimes committed at this school. They do everything in their power to 'make it go away' without dealing with the issues. I think I read in another review that a poster felt the same way. Something needsto change... admitting that there is a problem in your school is not a big deal. Gee, stop trying to look like you have it all together when you clearly, do not.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
I am a former student of this high school. Contrary of these awfully biased and narrowminded reviews, marcos de niza is a typical high school. It is very diverse (which people are afraid of), and is asbestos free (even though it does not recieve huge amounts of private funding).

- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2008
I love MdN. I would not go to any other school. It's very diverse and we have many great programs. Best Buddies, for example, has been ranked as an oustanding chapter for 5 years in a row. DECA, Adelante, HERO, ICE, and more are among some of the wonderful programs we have to offer. Our art programs are some of the best. Ceramics, photo, computer graphics, they're all great. Padre Pride! Brown and Gold!

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2008
Great School. Real community feel. Lots of diversity. Wonderful Instructors!

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Our fourth child will graduate from Marcos de Niza and I couldn't be more proud! Exceptional school - we moved and got a boundry exception so our daughter could attend this school versus Chandler High. Awesome staff - not perfect and they will correct the wrongs to make them right. Highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
I love this school. The 'tension' between races? I'm not sure what that person was refering to because that's not the case. Yes, this is not your typical suberbia school; there are many different types of races as well as social groups, and that's what makes Marcos special. Although some people may seem threatening, they really are not. If you don't pick fights no one will pick fights back. Also, the teachers are wonderful and the fact that the school is large enough to have many oppurtunities, it is close knitted enough so no one feels like a small fish in a big pond. I would reccomend this school to anyone who doesn't want your typical high school of cliques, 'popular kids', and sterotypes.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2006
The school is rich in diversity! It seems near impossible for your child to leave with any kind of prejudice. (the Best Buddies program for disables students is amazing!) The teachers offer some great instruction and are willing to help or find the student help outside of the classroom. (highly suggest Mr.Anderson for any math class your child needs to take)

- submitted by a former student
May 01, 2006
i really love the teachers at marcos de niza they are very great but getting advice from the counslers is horrible they tend to only help certain people and their seems to be more programs for certain students. overall it's great but dealing with the counslers is not.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2006
I wouldn't recommend sending your child here as a first choice. Yes, the staff is great, but there's a lot of tension between races.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
This is a great school. The teachers are friendly and helpful. They have a good Arts department.

- submitted by a former student
November 29, 2005
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October 27, 2005
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August 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
I have a son going to this school and i have been very happy with the academic success in all fields. This is one school you can count on.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
i think marcos is a pretty bad school. as a student there i know pretty much everything that goes on there.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
Marcos De Niza High Scool is probley the best school I have ever seen. Well I think that this school is doing a very good job on what they do. This School is very good and they don't mess around with trouble makers witch makes me feel safe at Marcos.

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2004
A very diverse socio/economic culture exists at MdN, allowing students to become more well-rounded adults. An older campus that has been refurbished relatively recently, it boasts exceptional athletic and performing arts facilities. It's athletic teams, competing at the 5A level, regularly challenge for State Championships, with the wrestling team being the undefeated and 3X defending state champions. The schools also has a highly decorated, and one of the best marching bands in the southwest, an Army JROTC program, and an exensive auto shop. The current principal is also a MdN Alumnus.

- submitted by a former student
April 30, 2004
Frightening. My child brought home a paper where she had received the highest grade in the class (honors level). It had eleven unchecked errors in the first three paragraphs. Fine arts programs poorly funded - constant drain on personal finances. Students constantly afraid of gang activity. Makes me wish I could afford a private school!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2003
I think Marcos could benefit highly, both academically and socially, from stronger leadership at the top.

- submitted by a parent
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Marcos De Niza High School
6000 S Lakeshore Drive, Tempe, AZ  85283
(480) 839-0292
Last modified Marcos De Niza 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.
Marcos De Niza High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top