Fantastic for academics. Catfoot is a little clique-y but everyone can find their own clique. Campus is large, and Definitely not a place to wear heels above an inch, girls. Lunch is fair, but they have a snack bar where you can get brand name things like Arizona Ice tea and Chex mix. School is personal computer friendly, and you can get on the internet if a teacher logs you in. Drugs are generally low, but people do get into Marijuana, but you are not going to find a school anywhere that doesn't have that problem on some sort of scale. You can sign your students up for random drug tests. A lot of the teachers are understanding, but students will stuffer if teachers don't demand respect, or the kids are disrespectful. Catfoot is good for extra-curricular activities, but a lot of things don't have in-school funding.
Our son is a graduate of CFHS and just completed medical school. He thought CFHS was one of the best experiences of his life. The music program is incredible as are athletics. He was supported and received excellent school counseling. It is an incredible public high school
I went to this school as a freshman 2006-2007 i loved this school so much everyone is very excepting and great. ya a lot of people smoke weed but thats not bad at least i think it doesnt effect them in a negative way they can still get outstanding greads and have fun doing it. I no longer to to the school but i visit once in a while the teachers are okay but they really teach you and help you but you have to make an effort to. but over all the kids are awesome and you get a great education while having fun.
The lunch program at this school isn't the best, but it can keep inmates alive as well as students. The new principal enjoys keeping the school quiet and lacking in excitement. Due to recent budget cuts, class sizes may increase to around 40 students per class. The school has a great drama department along with science, though the physics department is lacking in good teachers. The students are great people, and rarely are their fights or gang related issues. The school has great extracurricular clubs and activities, including sports. The school has a National Honors Society which provides a place where students may receive peer-to-peer tutoring. The school also offers AP classes along with Honors and Standards courses.
CFHS is a very accomplished school, their academics are the best in town. They are ahead in science along with their languages being excellent.
I love CFHS. The campus is amazing, the students are academically driven, and there is always a place for you to fit in. I graduated from CFHS; and I can say that I was fully prepared for my college work- load... I attend princeton.
I love this school, and i dont think the drug problem gets in the way of a good high school experience. The councilors are not very helpful, but i got around that. Some of the classes don't teach you anything, and you have to learn some things yourself before a test. But the reason i love this school so much is because of the arts program. Mr. Jackson is an incredible conductor and he is also extremely cool and understanding. He brought our choirs to a level of excellence that surpassed my expectations. If you are in the area i would encourage you to go to the choir concert on monday october sixth. The concert chorale is amazing and the jazz choir is very talented. the lowest choir is kind of awful but the woman's choir is very accomplished and they have a great tone. The campus is beautiful too.
I'm a graduate of Catalina Foothills and I can truly say I loved my highschool experience. Just like any other school in Tucson, there are problems and someone is always going to disagree with something, but I was truly prepared for college. All throughout my first year at my university I heard people talking about how difficult the transition was, but my highschool friends and I didn't feel the same way. Foothills prepares students for the future. It's a fantastic place for both academics and extracurricular activities. An absolutely incredible school.
amazing! best school ever! except the science teachers...they need a little help...except mr.thompson
great school. the math and science dept isn't as good as the history and writing dept but is still good
This school is not all about what people think (drugs and money as the previous writer said). It is an amazing school with great education programs. Many people may have money but not everybody does. There are a lot o. The sports are also excellent and it is a great learning envoiroment. You dont have to be intodrugs and stuff toenjoy your time at CFHSf people that are there to be educated
umm the person who wrote 'This school is full ofpeople who think that life is only full of money and drugs. Please do not take your kids here if you want them to sucsseed. They will run with people who do drugs all the time.' has obvious problems..... 1. you probably lack in self awareness and you did drugs 2. Do you even go to the school? I mean thats what most outside of CFHS students would say because they are jealous. and its so biased that you think that EVERYBODY does drugs only maybe 2% does drugs. And are you implying that other schools in Arizona there is no drug use? 3. Probably only you didnt succeed my older sister in fact went to harvard from CFHS and all her friends went to great collages and 85% of the students from CFHS go to collage.
Amazing school. 9 of my 11 teachers have been above and beyond fantastic as well as always willing to help. My counselor has helped me get every class and helped me work around my busy varsity sport schedule. I went to another local private school for a year and was excited when I was further challenged academically at Foothills. Everyone is accepted into extracurricular activities and everyone very friendly and outgoing. It's not hard to fit in and have a great high school experience here. I feel my experiences at Foothills will help me get into a great school and not only succeed but excel at any college. If you want to see more proof why this school is perfect for a high school experience the credentials are all over wikipedia.
anyways, the prices for food are ridiculous too. 4 bucks for a hamburger a water bottle and chips, daaaang. at sabino high they get the same meal for half the price. sports here are really good too. our soccer is amazing, our baseball is great too, our football is alright, and many others too. there are tons of clubs too, many started and run by students. we have a great marching band. the councilors were helpful but they were rude. o yeah i forgot to mention, the security is quick to point fingers at students so if your kid goes there dont be too quick to punish them. students also have a tutoring center where they can get tons of help on any class. the library is huge which is great for papers and the librarians know a bunch of websites to help you find great info.
This school is full ofpeople who think that life is only full of money and drugs. Please do not take your kids here if you want them to sucsseed. They will run with people who do drugs all the time. This happened to me
my child has had two excellent humanities/writing teachers and two very good math teachers. However, it does not seem that the efforts of the dedicated teachers are much valued. For a school with supposedly strong academics, there is little appreciation of academic excellence, and love of learning, towards the teachers. The principal does not welcome parental input. THe good points: generally good behavior and discipline, high-achieving student and parent population, and beautiful campus. I just wish they would cultivate a real faculty of the good teachers, and value them.
Our freshman struggled in math and upon receiving a poor grade his first semester, the assistant principal assigned him to time in the tutoring room 'the nest' and he raised his grade by two grade levels the next semester. Thanks to the total devotion of Ms. Shane-Boyd, the band director, and the resulting fabulous band, the marching band performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. This is definitely a wonderful school, the teachers are helpful and answer emails immediately. There are also plenty of safeguards in the school system, so that no one falls through the cracks.
majority of students are great to hang on, but most of the cases science teachers(Chemistry, Biology and physics) are neither knowledgeable or motivated to teach.So credit for good results should go to parent or studentnot to teachers.
Great school. Lots of teachers truly dedicated to providing the best education possible to their students. The Arts are huge at CFHS, with lots of plays and musicals, art shows every quarter, and one of the largest high school marching bands in the country. Sports are also very big here. In the 05-06 school year, we won the championships in 8 sports. We had plenty of athletic scholarships in the senior class, including one of the only two soccer scholarships in southern arizona. The PTA is very active and does a lot of good for Catalina Foothills.
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