PHOENIX UNION BIOSCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

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512 E PIERCE ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85004
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Phone: 602-764-1500
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Phoenix Union High School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 77
  • Number Students: 308
  • Number Teachers: 23
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4997
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Quintin Boyce
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (23 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-26
    "I have been really impressed with the curriculum and teachers at BioScience. It is true that they expect a lot from the students, don't put up with 'slacking', and my child has a lot of homework each week. But I've seen a change in the way he is able to view a 'bigger' perspective, and make connections to the real world. He is convinced with hard work, he can change the world, and I believe him. Parents do have to take an active approach to know what their child is doing, and that can be frustrating at times. However, I think the administration and teachers are trying to get the students to be proactive and take responsibility. I receive responses fairly quickly to my emails to teachers, and I have learned to monitor the technology students use, so I'm aware of updates and new assignments. It isn't a school for everyone, but if your child is interested in science and making a difference in the world, I certainly think you should look at it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-19
    "This school promotes itself as being one of the highest ranking in the nation. Sounds great, right? I have to wonder if it's because they remove students that are struggling. I specifically asked the principal what the success rate was, and we were told 100%. I believe they thought I was asking about graduation rate. I guess I should have asked how many students leave this school to attend another. They start out with about 100 students freshmen year but only have about 40 seniors. I don't know that I would consider this successful. Don't get me wrong, they did warn us this isn't for everyone but we were also told they are "very good" at identifying the student that would fit in. How can that be true if 50-60% leave by their senior year. As for the good, all the students that are attending do love this school, including our child. They have great experiences and are so very talented. I recommend anyone considering this school to really think about it and be prepared for ups and downs. I wish I had consulted with other parents before agreeing to this school. Our child is still attending and loves it but often feels like a failure because of the high expectations."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-05
    "Bio-Science has been a fantastic spring board for my son. The students here want to learn. Some slackers but they were weeded out within months. The teachers have the highest credentials of any I have seen. Dr DeeDee along with board have set standards high and encourage students to take risks to excel. If your student has worked hard enough to be accepted . Take it"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-02
    "Everyone that attends, attended, or is planning to attend, need to realize that this isn't a normal high school. The expectations are very high and can be very overwhelming to some. Though, this is great in preparing you for college, which the majority of high schools don't do. Also, the teaching here is different. Teachers at this school don't use text books as most teachers would. The courses/ lessons are planned to take you through a "journey" of events, leading up to one final thing. As a heads up, this isn't the school for everyone. Freshman classes have up to 100 students, and by the time they become seniors, that class will have at most 50 students."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-13
    "i HATE THIS SCHOOL never come to this school, teachers dont help you at all, this school at first my seem good and all that, but its different when you sit down and do work. They grade you different and everything has to be perfect. I love going to school, but when I enter this school, the first day, everything turn out wrong. i hated going to school, i never want to return to that school ever again. I move after the two weeks, and i feel better. That school could have affected me alot. if you do what they ask it's meeting. I never understood anthing, the teachers dont teach you correct. Everything bad. Dont come to this school."
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