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: 3344
  • 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 (60 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (49 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-06
    "Im a freshman at this school. It has been really fun and really hard. I have a learning disability and ADD... My math teacher has been really helpful and fair to me and she is the best teacher I have ever had because she doesn't just lecture you the whole entire hour. I feel as though the whole math department is similar. Im in band and the band program is impeccable, We got a superior with distinction at UofA Band day (marching band competitions) and a superior at NAU band day. We also march in the Rodeo parade on 4th Ave down town and we have won the highest music award over 20 years in a row. We also get to travel around a lot. Last year we went to China for a parade. We've gone to Russia, Hawaii, and London, and many more. Band is a major part of my life, and the pure love of music is spread all around the band and all of the kids are extremely dedicated. Band is my family really, we all are so close. Ive heard similar things about the theater program and the choir program and also student council as well. It feels awesome to be with people who are passionate about the same thing you are. Overall I really enjoy Cat Foot! Unfortunately I might have to move to San Antonio Texas"
    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."
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