Higley Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 11,945 students in Higley Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Higley Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Arizona public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Higley Unified School District are Bridges Elementary School, Higley Traditional Academy and Cortina Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Higley Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Higley Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Higley Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
15 Schools
2,386 Schools
# Students
11,945 Students
1,115,938 Students
# Teachers
636 Teachers
47,795 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Higley Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 629 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#102 out of 640 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Higley Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Higley Unified   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Higley Unified   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Higley Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.65
# American Indian Students
93 Students
62,104 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
6%
# Asian Students
439 Students
31,981 Students
% Asian Students
4%
3%
# Hispanic Students
2,475 Students
502,441 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
45%
# Black Students
489 Students
59,274 Students
% Black Students
4%
5%
# White Students
7,792 Students
421,603 Students
% White Students
65%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
59 Students
4,015 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
598 Students
34,400 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
69
12,776
# Students in K Grade:
930
80,716
# Students in 1st Grade:
913
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
924
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
940
85,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
946
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
965
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,019
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
930
87,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
932
86,871
# Students in 9th Grade:
972
86,154
# Students in 10th Grade:
878
84,118
# Students in 11th Grade:
796
78,379
# Students in 12th Grade:
731
83,953
# Ungraded Students:
-
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,611 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,299. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $7,864 is less than the state median of $9,842. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$103 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Higley Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$94 MM
$3 MM
This chart display total spending of Higley Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,611
$10,299
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Higley Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$7,864
$9,842
This chart display average spending per public school student in Higley Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Higley Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bridges Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5205 S. Soboba St
Gilbert, AZ 85298
(480) 279-7000
Grades: K-6
| 708 students
Rank: #22.
Higley Traditional Academy
Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3391 East Vest Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 279-6800
Grades: PK-8
| 662 students
Rank: #33.
Cortina Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19680 South 188th Street
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 279-7800
Grades: PK-8
| 866 students
Rank: #44.
Power Ranch Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4351 South Ranch House Parkway
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 279-7000
Grades: PK-8
| 548 students
Rank: #55.
San Tan Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3443 East Calistoga Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 279-7200
Grades: PK-6
| 788 students
Rank: #66.
Higley High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4068 East Pecos Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 279-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,624 students
Rank: #77.
Sossaman Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
18655 East Jacaranda Blvd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 279-8500
Grades: 7-8
| 1,018 students
Rank: #88.
Centennial Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3507 South Ranch House Parkway
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 279-8200
Grades: PK-8
| 850 students
Rank: #99.
Coronado Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4333 South De Anza Boulevard
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 279-6900
Grades: PK-8
| 616 students
Rank: #1010.
Chaparral Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3380 East Frye Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 279-7900
Grades: K-8
| 876 students
Rank: #1111.
Williams Field High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2076 S. Higley Road
Higley, AZ 85236
(480) 279-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,753 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Cooley Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1100 South Recker Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 279-7000
Grades: 7-8
| 844 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Gateway Pointe Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2069 South De La Torre Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 279-7700
Grades: PK-8
| 723 students
1100 S Recker Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 279-7000
Grades: PK
| 34 students
18655 East Jacaranda Blvd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 279-8500
Grades: PK
| 35 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 11,945 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 1% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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