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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. Some of these programs include a full range of AP, honors, and dual enrollment courses along with STEM, Engineering, Career and Technical Education programs. 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.


School Type:
  • Public High School
State: Arizona
City: Gilbert
Affiliation: Non-Religious
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
School Size: 3,900
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:
  • Art
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available at both HUSD high schools.

English, Art History, Music Theory, Studio Art, Statistics, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, World History, United Stated Government & Politics, Microeconomics, Human Geography, Psychology, French Language & Culture, Chinese Language & Culture, Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Capstone: AP Seminar, AP Capstone: AP Research

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

Honors and AP classes in Science, Math and Engineering

Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • 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
  • Swim
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading

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:

Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Graphic Web Design, Video Production, TV Broadcasting, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Men’s Chorale, Dance, Dance Company, Advanced Elite Dance, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Winter Drumline, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Band Auxiliary Corps/Color Guard, Marching Band, Guitar, Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre, Technical Theatre, Art, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, 3D Art, Digital Arts, Game Design

Extra Curricular

Here are some of our extracurricular activities that students are encouraged to participate in: Anti-Bullying Club, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Best Buddies, Book Club, Ceramics, Chinese, Choir, Cross Country, Dance, DECA, DJ, Drama, Engineering, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Golf, Future Health Professionals FHP-HOSA, International, JROTC, Key Club, Literary, Magazine, Mathletes, National Honor Society, School Newspaper, Orchestra, Softball, Student Council, Swimming, Video.

Community Information
City Population: 242,354
Weather: Summers are sweltering and dry, the winters are cool, and it is mostly clear year round.
Nearby Cities: Gilbert is a suburb of Phoenix.
Nearest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is 20 miles from Gilbert.
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, AZ, is a community listed as a “Best Place to Raise a Family in Arizona by WalletHub” (2017).

Gilbert is one of the safest cities in America, according to WalletHub who ranked the city No. 5 on a new list of safe cities.

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