CATALINA FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL

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4300 E SUNRISE DR
TUCSON, AZ 85718
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Phone: 520-577-5090
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Catalina Foothills Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 409.5
  • Number Students: 1638
  • Number Teachers: 90
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3637
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Angela Chomokos
  • 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 (58 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (47 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-07
    "To the person (AKA: Possible school board member assigned to monitoring "Great Schools" reviews) who wrote the last review: With all the subject/verb agreement errors in your review (in every one of your sentences), one might assume you were also educated in an Arizona school. However, just because you are towing the party line doesn't mean it's the truth. Your "once a great school, always a great school" mentality is a meritless assumption. Being the "best of the worst" in a city/state with serious education issues is not something to brag about. As for your comment about taking advantage of Open Enrollment: I shouldn't have to LEAVE and drive across town to give my kid a better education, even if it was available.There is plenty of data to support the negative impact of Open Enrollment, fad curriculums, the ever-popular, so-called "critical thinking" models, and the myriad of other programs our schools have bought our kids. You should read more, not only to provide yourself with a model for good writing, but also to educate yourself on what's behind that "curtain of immersion" and other fancy-sounding programs: a whole lot of bologna that is NOT serving our students well."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-11
    "Wow! To the person who posted the most recent post; I hope you have removed your child from this horrible school and enrolled them somewhere else! With the open enrollment program in Arizona, no one should keep their child in a school that they feel offers such an inferior education. Unless of course, one doesn't really know what they are talking about."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-11
    "All things considered, Catalina Foothills is a pretty good school. Sports/extracurriculars are pretty good such as the Speech and Debate team, Science Olympiad, etc. Academics are average, however. Some departments are better than others and of course, quality of teachers vary. The math department is ok, with the Calculus BC teacher being outstanding (99.9999% of students that took the AP test have scored a 4 or higher, only one student has ever gotten a 3). Although the administration isn't the best, overall, CFHS is a pretty good school considering it is public and has no entrance requirements."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-04
    "This school has gotten progressively worse since my freshman year. The security has increased by tenfold this year even though it's completely unnecessary. A fence now surrounds the school. Former students and parents are no longer allowed to visit teachers. It is a completely closed off campus. Security is constantly patrolling and monitoring students. Everyone must have their ID with them at all times in order to enter campus. If you forget it, you have to pay $5 to get a new one for the day (no exceptions). The school uses an absurd rubric to grade homework that is complicated and confusing (4.0-A+, 3.0-B, 2.5-C etc) instead of the standard, straightforward letter grades. Most people go to an in-state school (a number of them get scholarships). Only a handful go to private colleges (a few even go to top-tier schools). The only reason that more students from this school go onto prestigious schools is because the people who live in this district are wealthy. The teachers are okay and the academics are not especially exemplary. The administration is power-hungry and it's gotten so strict under the current principal. Thankfully, I'm a senior and will be graduating this year."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-22
    "This latest poster is so uninformed. Most of the students from CFHS do not go to in state schools. There is a high % of the class of 2014 going out of state to some of the most outstanding universities in the country including ivy leagues."
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