Gilbert High School (GHS) in Gilbert, Arizona, United States, is the oldest public high school and is part of the Gilbert Public Schools. It opened in 1918 and in 2017 celebrated its 100th graduating class. In 2018-19, the school enrolled 2,051 students, grades 9-12, and operates on a conventional school calendar.] Black and Gold are the colors of Gilbert and the teams are collectively called the Tigers.
Gilbert High School won the Arizona Educational Foundation's A+ School of ExcellenceTM Award in 2017. The school is a member of the 5A San Tan Athletics Conference of the Arizona Interscholastic Association and competes in sports in Division I and II.
In the newly established Gilbert School District #41, on June 19, 1917, an election was held "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a high school" The first building of Gilbert High School opened in 1917. The first graduating class was in 1918, consisting of 4 graduates.
Gilbert moved to a new location in the 1960s, where Mesquite Junior High School still stands today. The school relocated to its new location in 1987. The original location of Gilbert High School is now the administration building of the district. Gilbert High celebrated its 100th graduating class, made up of 600 students, in 2017.
Over 220 courses in 14 departments are said to be offered by Gilbert High School, including: Accelerated Learning, Advanced Placement and Honors Curriculum, Standardized Core Curriculum, School-to-Work, Community College Dual Credit Courses, ELL, On-Site Special Education, and Technical Career/Technological Education Programs.
Gilbert High School won the Arizona Educational Foundation's A+ School of ExcellenceTM Award in 2017. The award program is said to be "a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding schools and brings to light the positive stories and successes happening in public schools every day".
In fiscal year 2019, the Arizona Department of Education published an annual achievement profile for Gilbert High School, resulting in a grade of "B" based on the A through F scale. Scores were based on "year-to-year student academic growth, proficiency in English language arts, math and science, proficiency and academic growth of English-language learners, indicators that are elementary.
In 2020, the United States National Non-Profit Organization, GreatSchools, gives Gilbert High School an overall rating of 5/10 (down from 7/10 in 2019) noting that students perform 'average on state tests, have above-average college preparedness measures, and are making average year-over-year academic improvements. This school is said to have below-average results in how well it serves disadvantaged and disadvantaged students. The organization gives Gilbert High School academic scores of 7/10 (down from 8/10 in 2019) for "college readiness" 5/10 (down from 7/10 in 2019) for standard "test scores" and 5/10 (down from 6/10 in 2019) for "Academic progress" The school also received equity scores of 2/10 (down from 5/10 in 2019) for "equity overview" (disadvantaged students are falling behind) and 3/10 for "low income students" (low-income kids are being left behind).
Gilbert, Arizona is blessed with so many wonderful schools! Here’s our short list for you to check out:
- Gilbert Elementary School
- Gilbert Classical Academy
- Highland High School
- Mesquite Elementary School
- Mesquite High School
- Benjamin Franklin Charter School
- Greenfield Elementary School
- Legacy Traditional School
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location located at 1447 West Elliot Road #103 in Gilbert! Stop by for a visit anytime!