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Higley Unified District


Higley Unified District is located close to the center of Arizona. Higley Unified District has 23.82 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Higley Unified District population is 69,496. Higley Unified District median household income is $81,786 in 2010-2014. Higley Unified District median house value is $223,800 in 2010-2014. On average, Higley Unified District is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (15 out of 101, top 15%)
Elementary/Middle School: (12 out of 167, top 7%)*
Rank: #53
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:13
Population69,496 (2010-2014), rank #31
Population Growth25.04% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:2,913.15/sq mi, rank #18
Median Household Income:$81,786 at 2010-2014—3.97% increase since 2005-2009, rank #4
Median House Price:$223,800 at 2010-2014—-29.49% increase since 2005-2009, rank #28
Time Zone:Mountain GMT -7:00
Land Area:23.82 sq mi, rank #200
Water Area:0.03 sq mi (0.13%), rank #163
County:Maricopa County
City:Gilbert, Queen Creek, Mesa
Zip:85298, 85297, 85295, 85296, 85142, 85212
Area:Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
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Higley Unified District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

2935 South Recker Rd
Gilbert AZ, 85295, Maricopa County
Phone: 480-279-7000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:11,25110,97110,48410,0959,7519,7689,436
English Language Learner Students:113122162157142243212
Total Teachers:526.99518.10495.70495.60468.35469.30455.60
Total Other Staff:496.72440.55329.65330.04371.25394.50368.40
Instructional Aides:112.27100.8593.8093.1098.93119.00103.10
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:12.0013.001.601.601.003.001.00
Total Guidance Counselors:8.008.0012.0012.0012.0012.009.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:10.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.008.00
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:17.0014.
District Administrative Support:36.9838.508.
School Administrators:30.5026.5031.2031.2028.9026.6026.00
School Administrative Support:29.0024.0024.0025.0039.2940.1048.90
Student Support Services:97.4689.7762.9362.9946.5833.1028.80
Other Support Services:143.51115.9376.4376.46119.57130.40121.60
Student-Teacher Ratio:21.3521.1821.1520.3720.8220.8120.71


Centennial Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   3507 South Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert AZ 85297
Chaparral Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 8   3380 East Frye Rd, Gilbert AZ 85295
Cooley Middle School Grade 7 to Grade 8   1100 South Recker Rd, Gilbert AZ 85296
Coronado Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   4333 South De Anza Blvd, Gilbert AZ 85297
Cortina ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   19680 South 188th St, Queen Creek AZ 85142
Gateway Pointe ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   2069 South De La Torre Dr, Gilbert AZ 85295
Higley High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   4068 East Pecos Rd, Gilbert AZ 85295
Higley Traditional AcademyPrekindergarten to Grade 8   3391 East Vest Ave, Gilbert AZ 85295
Power Ranch ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 8   4351 South Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert AZ 85297
San Tan ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   3443 East Calistoga Dr, Gilbert AZ 85297
Sossaman Middle School Grade 7 to Grade 8   18655 East Jacaranda Blvd, Queen Creek AZ 85142
Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   18655 East Jacaranda Blvd, Queen Creek AZ 85142
Williams Field High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   2076 South Higley Rd, Higley AZ 85236

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2009Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score713707
2010Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score510499
2011Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score511.36501.09
2012Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score512496
2013Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score510496
2009Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score716707
2010Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score720710
2011Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score726711.72
2012Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score724707
2013Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score725707
2009Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score497476
2010Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score487479
2011Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score510.69485.06
2012Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score521480
2013Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score519478
2009Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score711696
2010Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score712702
2011Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score510.13499.58
2012Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score513501
2013Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score517504
2009Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score466451
2010Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score385365
2011Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score391.73370.95
2012Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score393369
2013Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score399369
2009Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score475459
2010Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score482460
2011Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score485.42461.52
2012Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score482458
2013Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score487459
2009Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score501487
2010Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score390379
2011Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score403.85385.58
2012Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score403383
2013Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score406381
2009Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score490477
2010Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score497480
2011Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score505.24484.14
2012Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score495477
2013Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score503478
2009Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score524508
2010Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score532513
2011Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score544.65519.5
2012Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score544513
2013Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score544507
2009Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score525508
2010Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score408392
2011Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score412.08397.21
2012Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score415394
2013Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score414393
2009Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score507496
2010Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score512496
2011Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score516.77502.04
2012Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score514498
2013Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score517499
2009Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score541523
2010Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score550529
2011Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score517.02499.13
2012Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score525501
2013Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score521501
2009Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score538525
2010Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score416407
2011Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score427.85412.64
2012Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score426410
2013Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score427410
2009Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score512501
2010Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score519508
2011Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score528.22515.19
2012Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score527510
2013Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score528510
2009Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score550537
2010Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score554543
2011Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score516.79499.17
2012Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score525501
2013Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score526499
2009Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score565553
2010Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score440422
2011Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score443.64425.78
2012Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score450426
2013Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score449427
2009Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score526517
2010Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score536524
2011Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score546.16531.49
2012Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score548530
2013Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score553532
2009Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score553541
2010Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score559543
2011Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score512.68499.23
2012Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score516500
2013Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score514496
2009Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score574560
2010Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score444434
2011Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score446.12434.79
2012Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score448434
2013Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score454434
2009Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score544527
2010Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score545529
2011Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score540.11527.07
2012Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score534521
2013Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score536520
2009Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score514506
2010Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score526510
2011Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score535.13515.66
2012Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score534513
2013Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score526511

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$77,421,000$7,385 $66,485,000$6,586 $81,725,000$8,381 
Total Expenditures:$71,974,000$6,865 $75,646,000$7,493 $90,476,000$9,279 
Total Current Expenditures:$66,427,000$6,336 $65,058,000$6,445 $65,828,000$6,751 
Instructional Expenditures:$37,274,000$3,55556.1%$35,388,000$3,50554.4%$36,162,000$3,70954.9%
Student and Staff Support:$11,364,000$1,08417.1%$11,402,000$1,12917.5%$11,053,000$1,13416.8%
Operations, Food, Other:$11,985,000$1,14318.0%$11,996,000$1,18818.4%$12,276,000$1,25918.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$2,020,000$193 $4,566,000$452 $15,792,000$1,620 
Construction:$248,000$24 $3,528,000$349 $11,438,000$1,173 
Total Other:$92,000$9 $82,000$8 $80,000$8 
Interest on Debt:$3,435,000$328 $5,940,000$588 $8,776,000$900 
Total Salary:$43,072,000$4,108 $42,923,000$4,252 $40,925,000$4,197 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$28,490,000$2,71766.1%$27,801,000$2,75464.8%$26,485,000$2,71664.7%
Other Salary:$14,582,000$1,39133.9%$15,122,000$1,49835.2%$14,440,000$1,48135.3%
Total Benefit:$9,932,000$947 $9,110,000$902 $10,777,000$1,105 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$6,534,000$62365.8%$5,756,000$57063.2%$6,919,000$71064.2%
Other Benefit:$3,398,000$32434.2%$3,354,000$33236.8%$3,858,000$39635.8%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:63.2%68.1%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:36.8%31.9%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:5.0 years5.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:59.0%59.5%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:28.2%27.9%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:12.8%12.5%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:0.0%0.0%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:0.0%0.0%
Mean Base Salary:$38,611.0$37,088.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$35,259.0$33,903.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$39,539.0$38,252.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$52,028.0$49,624.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:NANA
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:NANA

* Higley Unified District was rated 4.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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