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Vail, AZ
Students enrolled: 2,024

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12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Wa
Vail, AZ 85641

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(520) 762-2040
(520) 762-2801
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October 13, 2014
This school is great! There is a wide variety of extracurricular activities to choose from, whether you want to be in sports, fine arts, or a club. Bullying does occur, but not in any major form. Students are polite and respectful as long as you respect them, and everyone is passionate about Cienega sports and fine arts. The academics are excellent, and teachers are always willing to help a student pass. I was a pretty bad student, yet when asked my teachers for help they did everything they could.

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2014
Cienega loves to pile on the homework. They are planning to change our schedule where we would get almost two times the amount of homework that we already get. I am sure that the teachers don't like grading all of this work so why do they give out so much. As of right now I have four projects due on the same week.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2014
A bad school were kids fight, do drugs , drama is everywhere, if you want a good school go to Andrada

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2013
Cienega High School is not for new students. I am a military kid and recently moved here and I dislike it. I am a Senior and I came a bit late in the year and the "Senior Exit Project" the school has me doing is very hard and I was not aware that I had to do it. Everyone else in the school has known since Freshman year.There was another new Senior that move here and did not know either. This student fell behind in credits and now goes to a secondary school (Pantano High School). I also know at least 2 other seniors that had to transfer. The teachers here aren't that helpful. If you are a military brat and your sponsor has orders to Davis-Monthan AFB, please DO NOT go to this school. It has been horrible for me and I wish I went to a different school. Also, Cienega has many kids that do drugs and many of them do them in the bathroom during school hours. This is not a great as a school as you think it is. I thought it was and know I regret coming here. Please hear me out and DO NOT attend. Thanks.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2013
Cienega is the most expensive public school I have seen. Academics are good and have had no problems with my kids getting into fights or being bullied. The only gripe is the cost for your children to be envolved in extracurricular activities. If you have more than one student in your family it is quite expensive, but the Vail Schol District is the best in the area and beats the alternative.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
I have been going to school here all throughout high school, and I am now a senior. The teachers are great, and really care about us students. The Arts department is doing well, and there is an abundance of AP classes to choose from. The students are generally very nice, and we are what is called a "kind campus." There are many clubs to choose from, and sports are everywhere. I go to the school for academics, and I can say that I am very satisfied with my overall learning experience at Cienega -- good AIMS scores and good AP scores.

- submitted by a student
December 15, 2011
Cienega is a good all around school. Looked at in the vail community as more of a general learning style cienega does not focus on 1 specific learning path. For each of the core classes there is at least 3 teachers that will lead in their own specific teaching style. Academic whys Cienega consistently does its best to challenge the students but not fail every one of them. Effort is key to success in the Vail School District and Cienega is no exception. Since attending Cienega starting my sophmore year i have become very active in the vail community and learned more by doing then by studying. After 2 years of courses i became Marketing Certified. I am on my second year of leading a school snack shack and organizing sales. I also learned how to design and create t-shirts for the many coustomers that Cienega DECA has aquired. We have very good sports and acedemic programs and plenty of options for any student to pursue there passion. You will NOT find a school that will lead your children down the path of there own choosing into a successful future like Cienega ANYWHERE in Arizona.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2011
My experience at Cienega High School was quite fulfilling. I pursued a three year high school career and completed it on time. If I would not have had the support and guidance from my teachers and councilors, I would have been unsatisfied with my achievements. My middle school experience in Sunny Side School District was too easy and dissatisfying, so when I began to attend a school in Vail School District I was very pleased with the challenging curriculum. I find it hard to believe that so many people disliked Cienega that much. I found it to be a wonderful school. As for the fights and the drugs.. high school is full of TEENAGERS! Of course there is going to be some trouble, you're going to find that at ANY school. The only thing I found that was a bit troubling was the class sizes, however I am understanding in the fact that the district is experiencing budget cuts. I feel that the teachers and staff did an amazing job with what they were given.

- submitted by a student
May 20, 2011
cienega is trully a great school for education! however, if ur not with doing ur work all cienega is...is kids doing drugs left an right! fight everyday!

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2010
It is a shame that parents and students alike criticize the school for what is truly a lack of committ and parenting. Students that apply themselves and participate in school activities have a great experience at Cienega. The staff it there to instruct and when a student is engaged and interested in learning and applies themselves they excel and achieve. It is not the teaching staff that is the problem but societies attitude that everyting is someone elses fault and they fail to take responsibility for themselves. This is a great highschool that provides many learning opportunities and extracirricular activites; with a dedicated staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2010
This is a horrible school with teachers who don't care and students who are immature and jerks. If you are not an athlete, fine arts student or a trouble maker, then the school does not care about you and they treat you like you are nothing. Yes, the trouble makers are loved by the staff and never get in trouble. There are constantly fights and students doing drugs and bullying, but if theyre caught, they either get a warning or 1 day suspension. This is a horrible school that only cares about their image!

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2010
most students at this school don't learn. They teach the test and most teachers don't care at all. the majority o f kids that go to collage drop out. The art department is strong though along with the sports teams.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2010
In this school the teachers do not care about the students education, i have had numerous complaints saying how the teacher wouldn't help a student just because they think the student doesn't care about their work. that is not exceptable, it is not a very good school, they make big deals out of nothing and not big enough deals out of something else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Cienega High School really cares about students. They do incredibly well academically. They have a staff who are hard working and spend so much time with kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Cienega staff work to make connections with students and to provide exceptional opportunities for students to want to be at our school.

- submitted by a teacher
September 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2009
The common theme for the students, staff, and administration is 'reaching for excellence'.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
wonderful school... not so much a small town school anymore but they do a great job in the transition!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 23, 2009
Cienega is a great school the teachers are interactive with the students and try there best to explain things to a point.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
It's been a nightmare from day 1 at this disorganized facility. Miscommunication, lack of direction, inept administration concerned with nothing but their own career advancement.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
this is an okay skool. when u wanna make fun of da kids at empire its funny and u r more excepted at cienega for it. Tha sports r amazin an evrythin along thosee lines. but i dont think im gettin the right education here and the councelors wnt even giv u an appointment. most of da other students are extremly immature and do not knw how to respect other people. i have never seen so much hate filled into a school that i attend.. i am now a senior and i cannnot wait to get out of here

- submitted by a student
no rating July 19, 2008
I really like the school and the teachers. It is not hard to find a groop to fit into my first day i allready had friends.

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May 28, 2008
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April 22, 2008
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March 19, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
Great staff and teachers. They really take an interest in the students

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2007
Great teachers, great academic programs, great sports programs and facilities. I'm in the USAF and we moved here from England 5 years ago. From Mesquite Elementary to now his sophomore year at Cienega my son has excelled. I truly appreciate you all for taking excellent care of our childrens education. Sincerely, MSgt Kimberly Richardson

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
Cienega has been a great school for both of my children. They are very happy there and their emotional well being is critical during teenage years. However, I am not pleased with the overall services of the school. Both of my children are college bound. My oldest child has tried to see the counselor and is simply given packets to read. I am amazed that a school that is so concerned about image would be so unresponsive to the critical needs of students that go far beyond homework and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2006
Cienega is a great school. This is my first year and I love it. There's very little drama, great learning environments, awesome programs, and always new and exciting things. Cienega has so much to offer and I'm only getting started. I recommend this school over any school.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2006
Cienega High School is the poorest example of the public school system that we could have ever imagined. The school is overly concerned about its 'image' rather than truly offering a meaningful, safe, and successful learning experience because superior ratings translate to more $! In our neighborhood alone, (appox. 4 block radius on the golf course) there are eleven high school age boys and girls and now only three attend Cienega. If you are considering this school, really talk to people in your perspective neighborhood!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
its a all around great school. The teachers are great . Cienega is a school that I could feel safe at all the time. Its the community that make it the best because everyone knows each other and a lot of people are involved with our school.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2006
I think the Academics is great. It is a football school, but we have a great fine arts program and a bunch of extra-curricular activities. A lot of parents are involved in making decisions for the school, such as computer usage and such. I love going here and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2006
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February 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
I love Cienega High School. My daughter has many quality teachers in core subjects. The leadership is strong and encouraging. There is a wide variety of sports and clubs. The only area of improvement I would suggest is better flow of information between the councilors, career staff, parents, teachers, and students. My daughter is college bound. We spoke w/ her counselor who gave us guidance about tests, etc. that she could take this year to get started. When my daughter tried to make appointments for these tests, the career staff was unavailable; when the ASVAB came along (another recommended test) she was told she was too young. I get the basic feeling the college bound kids are pretty much on their own as far as guidance goes. The resources are there but there is no one to assist or direct them.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
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October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
I go to cienega and it is an awesome school. I am a fresh man and my sister was a top honor graduator this past year there is no stepping in the shadows of your older siblings,every body is givin a chance to shine. This school is an awesome school and they have an undefeated football team and we went to play offs last year! I love cienega high school! Oh and the principals are awesome also! They also have a charter pert for people that are behind on credits that is a part of the school it is called pantano high school and every body that goes tyhere can play cieniga sports and everything. I love it

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2005
I think the school and staff are doing a great job. There are so many different programs available, the parents are always encouraged to be apart of their childrens welfare at school, and the online student grade checking is so awesome. I can check home work, days missed, assignments in action, and more. I have gotten a great turn over when i email a teacher in response time and also with calls from the teachers. I am very pleased with the Vail District schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
Cienega High Schools Principal was named High School principal of the year for the State of Arizona. There are some wonderful teachers at this school, the Band, Choir, and the Media Productions teacher are particularly outstanding. One note: this page is not up to date. The enrollment for Cienega this past year was approximatly 1700 students.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2005
Some of the honors classes are not challenging enough. Most homework can be done at school during the class hours. Jazz band is outstanding. There seems to be plenty of extracurricular activities offered. Students are provided two sets of books, one for home and one for school. Cafeteria meals better than average. A plus for working parents is the school conducts parent/teacher conferences during hours that both working parents can attend. Parents have opportunity to meet with all teachers on the same night.

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April 18, 2005
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April 17, 2005
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March 24, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2005
Because this school is rather new, you can't expect much in the academic program Cienega has to offer. AP classes are rather scarce, and funding for the fine arts and sports (except football) is very limited. While some of the teachers are good.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2005
The school is okay overall. Some of the teachers really don't know how to handle classes though.

- submitted by a former student
November 07, 2004
I have been mostly pleased with Cienega teachers and staff. I think they have a strong supportive program for studants with learning disabilities. The only real problem I have found is that the maturity level in studants at Cienega is very low. But over all I am happy with the school!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2004
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Cienega High School
12775 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Wa, Vail, AZ  85641
(520) 762-2040
Last modified Cienega High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cienega High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top