School Details

Maricopa High School

45012 W. Honeycutt Ave., Maricopa, AZ 85239
(520) 568-8102
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 1507 students 21 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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48%
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78%
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83%
61%
57%
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
  • Maricopa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maricopa High School is a public high school in Maricopa. The principal of Maricopa High School is Jeffery Kleck. 1,507 students attend Maricopa High School and identify primarily as American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native American or Native Alaskan, and Asian. 7% of the Maricopa High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 47% of the 1,507 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Maricopa High School is 21:1. Cavit - Maricopa Unified is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 6% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 6% %
Asian 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 43%
Hispanic 33% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 36%
Limited English proficiency 7% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has shown impressive improvement and I am thrilled to she what step they are going to take in the future.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible school it needs work my child came home everyday crying because she was bullied staff never did anything about it. So I took her out of school.

  • (2 years ago)

    i will be going into my Sophomore year and over all this school has had there up's and down's. They have improves a lot since i moved out here and they still are improving there education process is good and they have a good after school program there sports are great. The teachers are caring and are there for you when you need them. All my teachers that i had my freshman year were so nice and awesome especially my english teacher. she has helped me with my writing and it keeps getting better and exciting maricopa high school is a fantastic high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school needs a great deal of help from fairness equality and academics.. So glad we are done! I would never send another child there!

  • (3 years ago)

    This high school is GREAT! I'm a freshman and I'm loving everyday. Sophomores Juniors and Seniors are super nice! Junior "So you're a sophomore?" Me "No Freshman." Junior "It's all cool what do you have next hour?" They're really friendly. Bus transportation - FREE! Teachers are great! I have the best teachers in the world right now. I just received my report card in the mail 2 days ago with a 4.00 GPA. The spirit that the school has is amazing! Every Friday is spirit day where a lot of people celebrate in the cafeteria. Pep rallies are always fun to go to. The buildings and computers are new and everyone walks around with a fresh feeling. Lockers are provided as well! The new gym weight room and locker room looks fantastic! The arts performing building is in construction and is also looking very nice. Overall this school is awesome! Go Rams!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    MHS has been such a great choice for my child. After conteplating on wheter or not to send him to Tempe we chose to stay close to home. Thank goodness! The staff has been great and they are already preparing him for college in the 9th grade! We couldn't be happier and our student is suceeding and has excelled on Aims after 3 years at a maricopa middle school. I support MUSD and their staff!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Maricopa High school. My kids are happy and there are great kids and teachers. Just a great place.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at MHS. Being a little nervous with the schools reputation I had my concerns. MHS . In the 2 months my daughter has been attending. I find the teachers and the staff there have been fantastic. My daughter an A student loves it there. Quite a bit of homework but she loves it there. Since the new building has been completed the teachers and students seem to be walking around with a renewed sense of pride. So far I feel we made the correct decision. I will update this review in 2 months.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to MHS for 2 years and though the teachers are wonderful the school seems like it is more for 'at risk' students and entirely too easy for anyone with higher motivation and capabilities. Granted the school does offer a few more challenging courses they just don't seem challenging enough for the rest of the students who have higher expectations.

  • (8 years ago)

    Maricopa High has growing pains but is dealing well with the population explosion.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic and extracurricular offerings at MHS are steadily improving.The school is headed in the right direction.

  • (8 years ago)

    So far from what I have seen of this school it is less than adequate to give my child the education she deserves.

  • (8 years ago)

    luv this school... teachers are ok... but kids are nice.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have two sons attending Maricopa schools. One is a sophmore in High school and the other is in the eighth grade. My eighth grader has been in the special education program in Maricopa since third grade. I have been concerned about my son's progress for the last 4 years. But I was not aware of my rights as a parent of a child with learning disabilities. I have always attended my son's IEP meetings but I've never fully understood how important they are. My son has not made any progress in the special education program at Maricopa School. I feel it has been highly ineffective. I would strongly encourage any parent who has a child with learning disabilities to look very closely at their program. Read and know your rights as a parent of a child with disabilities review your child's school records and get help to understand them.

  • (11 years ago)

    If you as a parent keep in contact with the school you will have a better relationship. Try emailing the teachers on a weekly basis. If you don't get the response you need then contact Mr. Jeff St. Clair he is always willing to do what is needed. He will make sure it gets done.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son (sophmore) just completed his first year at Maricopa H.S. They need to do more to spec. ed. kids. Don't see (most) teachers wanting to go out of their way with homework assist. Not enough communication with parent-teachers-staff. Being a small school there is alot of opportunity here.

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