School Details

Bisbee High School

675 School Terrace Rd., Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-5714
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 224 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

42%
42%
62%
78%
78%
83%
66%
66%
70%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used 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. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bisbee Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bisbee High School is a public high school in Bisbee. 224 students attend Bisbee High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Bisbee High School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 224 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bisbee High School is 17:1. CTD - Valley Union High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 58%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 57%
Limited English proficiency 11% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I am a parent and a BHS alumni. The major problems at Bisbee are related mostly to poverty and lack of financial support from the State of Arizona. Bisbee has always supported our schools even as other nearby communities much wealthier did not. It is hard to find great high school teachers in Arizona and BHS reflects that issue. Also many parents are not concerned with their children's attendance behavior and academic achievement and this pulls down the results of testing and the classroom experience. In spite of those challenges BHS has terrific administrators and more good teachers than in recent years. It is orderly peaceful and has many outstanding students. When many other Arizona schools were ending arts programs Bisbee did not. BHS makes it possible for any student to play sports even if they can not afford the fees. The students for the most part respect each others differences and hostilities between groups are minimal. It is a beautiful spacious campus in a quiet setting that could never be built with today's financial restrictions. It's improving every year but needs money to recruit and hire quality teachers as does the rest of Arizona.

  • (1 year ago)

    Going downhill in every way. Leadership cares more about their image than substance. Many if the teachers care more about local politics than teaching. There is also a massive drug problem that administration goes to great lengths to cover up. I have kids in this district but I will pull them before they go to this high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I both graduated from the school and am now a parent in the district. I found I was prepared well and thoroughly by my teachers. Classes are small and the faculty very accessible and caring. The principal is engaged and innovative. It is a great school getting better each year.

  • (1 year ago)

    I continue to be very pleased with both the personalized education and the small school atmosphere that allows my children to be part of a community and not just a number . The teachers care and the administrators work hard to make the school both safe and positive.

  • (1 year ago)

    A school that strives and succeeds on a very limited budget. It is improving and growing better each year.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from Bisbee High School and I believe that this school seems to have no interest in challenging students or preparing them for continuing education after graduation. As a student I was not required to take physics chemistry calculus or biology. I was able to graduate on time and even have a free period my senior year although I had failed Algebra three times and received a D in my Earth Science class. Upon going to the University of Arizona I realized how severely disadvantaged and unprepared I was to compete with other students. This school is more concerned with handing out diplomas to the maximum amount of students rather than truly providing an education. Math and Science requirements have decreased since my time there and the school week has been cut down to 4 days only.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bisbee High School lacks leadership and teachers who are more inclined to raise the bar for the students. The students from Bisbee are not challenged. It is evidenced by the number of students who have to enroll in the reading classes at the next level. The principal and his assistant are oblivious to the instruction going on.

  • (5 years ago)

    For a small town school they strive to provide the best for all their students on a very limited budget.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and staff lot of heart in the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids attend BHS and I was also a graduate of BHS. I was pleased with my experiences there and continue to be very pleased with both the personalized education they receive and the small school atmosphere that allows my children to be part of a community and not just a number (like at larger schools). The teachers care and the administrators work their tails off to make the school safe and positive.

  • (8 years ago)

    BHS is a small school in a small and tightly knit community. Being small students can get the help and attention they need but discipline is lacking.

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