DESERT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

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1515 S VAL VISTA DR
GILBERT, AZ 85296
Phone: 480-813-1151
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Desert Hills Public Charter High School
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 63.8
  • Number Students: 255
  • Number Teachers: 16
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 2869
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 55
  • Principal: Mr Art Madden
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (54 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (38 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-29
    "Desert hills high school it is a school for second chances were students don't have to worry about their personality or bullying it might seem like that kind of school but it isn't....you will find teachers that they all love....they care about our students and help as much as possible....unless the new principle fires all those teachers that the students get along with....he came to the school got rid of all the students that didn't want to learn and were no point of being there....but expelling students that can't get accepted any where else because they wanted a circle k drink before school....why pay something that's 1.50 but is only half the drink of a 44oz....the principle needs to realize all of us students who actually try to learn and they get searched for no reason because according to the new principle " inside this school im above the law! " his actual words... he needs to realize that isn't right and all of us DHHS students aren't all bad:)"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-20
    "Desert Hills is a fantastic school, the staff really cares about your child. They take the time to listen to the students and really help them. Students feel a sense of family while attending. Mr. Madden is retiring, there is a new principal with great ideas and new programs that will take DHHS to new heights!!! As a parent I am excited to see how they improve an already GREAT school."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-27
    "Desert Hills HS is heavily into conversion the Common Core standards. This is most important in the Math curriculum as many changes and challenges are part of the new plans. The new PARC test will require problem solving and analysis techniques that many students have not been exposed to in great detail. The new curriculum will address those issues."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-01
    "Worst school in Arizona. Police are there almost every day. Most of the children are on drugs. If you love your child, do not send them here."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-20
    "As a graduated student from Desert Hills, I loved my school. I started high school off in the Higley school district and was miserable to say the least. I ditched school, failed classes and got mixed in with "the wrong crowd". While at Desert Hills I completely caught up and was able to graduate on time. I wasn't ostracized because of my clothing choices and I didn't feel the need to try to impress my peers. Unfortunately there is a negative stigma attached to going to Desert Hills, resulting from the infamous amount of drug users and arrests occurring at this school. I believe this school is good for teenagers who have already "found themselves". The younger students may fall into the wrong crowd more easily. This is the beat school when trying to catch up on credits. Whether you're child is right for this school boils down to how they have been raised and their attitude about drugs and fighting. The administration does a wonderful job dealing with students issues and treats them like adults rather than children. Every school has its good and bad sides, and while DHHS has some very strong negatives, I believe the positives out-way them, by far."
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