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Higley Unified School District offers well-rounded, rigorous curricula that include music, art, language, physical education, and technology. Dedicated to student achievement, the schools provide a wide range of Advanced Placement courses, Honors courses, STEM and engineering courses, along with career and technical education. The district offers a wide range of curriculum designed to challenge all students and prepare them for college after high school.

In addition to a commitment to outstanding academics, they encourage all students to participate in one of 50 extra-curricular activities. Whether it be fine arts, sports, student council, or one of many campus clubs, Higley Unified School District is the place to enhance international student’s high school experience.

There are two High Schools within Higley Unified School District. Higley High School and Williams Field High School. Gilbert has a strong economy, fantastic health care options, competitive schools and safe neighborhoods, all of which help secure its spot as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Also worth mentioning: The sun shines nearly 300 days a year here, and temperatures can get hot.


School Type:
  • Public High School
State: Arizona
City: Gilbert
Affiliation: Non-Religious
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
School Size: 2,000
Average Class Size: 22
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • No
Dresscode: Dress Code Required
Price: $
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes
Graduation After 1 Year:
  • Yes
AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Seminar, Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C Mechanics, Physics I, Environmental Science, Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, Physics II, World History, Human Geography, US History, US Government, Macroeconomics, French

College Prep/Honors Classes:
  • Yes

Bioscience, Introduction to Engineering Design, Principals of Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, English, Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, We the People, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Academic Decathlon

IB Program:
  • No
  • Yes
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Graduation Rate: 91%
College Acceptance Rate: 95%
University Acceptances:

Partial list: Arizona State University, Berklee College, Brigham Young University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Grand Canyon University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northern Arizona University, Princeton University, Southern Virginia University, United States Military Academy - West Point, University of Arizona, University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California, University of Texas - Austin, Yale University

Higley High School and Williams Field High School are also recognized as a top schools in Arizona, making the US News & World Report list for four consecutive years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015).

Higley High school is recognized in The Washington Posts’ “America’s Most Challenging High Schools".

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis

In athletics and activities, Black Hawks have achieved state championship titles in football, marching band and wrestling, as well as a state runner-up title in golf. Additional honors have been bestowed upon Williams Field students in the arts, career and technical education and more.

Over 50-plus sports and clubs are offered to fit a wide array of interests.

Arts Offerings:

Art History, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Men's Chorale, Treble Choir, Beginning Dance, Intermediate Dance, Advanced Dance, Dance Company, Advanced Elite Dance, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Winter Drumline, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, AP Music Theory, Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Band Auxiliary Corps Color Guard, Band Auxiliary Corps Winter Guard, Marching Band, Beginning Guitar Level I, Intermediate Guitar Level II and more

Extra Curricular

Band, coed soccer, coed basketball, girls spirit line, choir, coed track, ROTC

Community Information
City Population: 273,136
Weather: Summers are sweltering and dry, the winters are cool, and it is mostly clear year round.
Nearby Cities: Phoenix, Arizona (35 km)
Nearest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Local Attractions:

Phoenix has more to offer than just attractive weather and golf courses. (This is the Golf Mecca of the world.) Shopping, museums and hiking, go to a baseball game or a Hockey game. Enjoy the warm weather!

Gilbert, Arizona is a vibrant and friendly city in the Phoenix Metro known for its small-town charm. Home to endless recreational activities like golfing, fishing, and cycling, visitors can explore the city's many parks or enjoy a stroll along the nearby canals. Take advantage of the city’s excellent shopping opportunities or sample some of the delicious local fare at one of its tantalizing restaurants. With numerous community events throughout the year and its picturesque desert landscape, Gilbert is sure to make any visitor feel right at home! - Bestplaces.net

2935 S Recker Rd, Gilbert, AZ, USA, Arizona, USA 85295