Buena High School

5225 East Buena School Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 | (520) 515-2714
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,411
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3.5 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 3555 Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
School District Details
  • Sierra Vista Unified District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,190
  • Graduation Rate: 80.6%
  • Dropout Rate: 3.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 19.0
  • Enrolled Students: 6,298

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,411
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 113.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 21.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,190 (49.4%)
  • Females: 1,221 (50.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 119 (4.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 398 (16.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 517 (21.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Buena High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian180.7%
Black28511.8%
Asian1476.1%
Hispanic56023.2%
White1,40158.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Buena High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade59924.8%
10th Grade65427.1%
11th Grade53822.3%
12th Grade62025.7%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 52%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:48%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 12 Years
  • Average Salary: $40,785
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Buena High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$31,91027%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$43,98874%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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3.5 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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8 reviews for Buena High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter graduated 2 years ago from Buena. She had no problems with the staff or teachers. She loved all her classes. Her teachers were awesome. One in particular who is no longer at Buena but at the University of Arizona. This is the caliber of teachers that you can find at Buena. There are many activities to become involved in. The dances are back on if that's why you send your children to school. I for one sent mine for her education. Dancing is a priviledge. The staff is available at all times for consultation. I was a bit hesistant to send my daughter to what was rumored to be an over crowded school. It turned out that all the bad stuff are rumors or come from people who's kids cannot conform. I feel bad for them.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 05, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • was very concerned about the size and how and what the students were getting away with...moved for the best interest of my children...very concerned about the fact that we may have to go back due to the of location of our jobs. Like the teachers and what classes were offered...didnt like the structure.
    Someone commented that they were taking dances away and other activities that the students enjoy..... If they cant handle after school activities, why would we think they can keep our students safe during a day which is far longer then a dance???
  • Reviewed by Former Student on August 05, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Buena is actually not that bad of a school, it has a good location, the building itself is in very good shape and can accommodate the vast amount of students who attend school there. yes buena has it's ups and downs but overall was a good school and i was thankful to go there. There are no school uniforms (other than JROTC) and contrary to popular belief, there ARE NO GANGS, just some students who like to think they are. It has some amazing courses to choose from: a fantastic girls basketball, volleyball, and soccer team, as well as the "powderpuff football team (which is actually better than the actual football teams). The standard sport teams. The marching band went to new york and placed first in an actual parade. the performing arts has one of the best auditoriums in the state with it's own student technicians, actors and singers. along with various clubs and random groups like the robotic team and media production team. You guys don't know how lucky you are to be at a school with so many different activities, caring staff and supportive community. I would go back and do it all again. The teachers, however zany they might be, don't mean anything harmful, they are just trying to get students to succeed. most of the people who are putting bad remarks down are the students who are not letting the teachers do their job. but on a side note, the halls were always extremely packed and hard to get through. like i said earlier, buena has some bad parts to it, but more good parts.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 28, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • when i went to buena i found it both ways.ed it, there were teachers who cared, and students who loved it, and teachers who odidnt care and students who hated it. you get out of it what you put into it.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 29, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Buena High School is a very pleasant and likable school. It may not be the best school around, but it's a school that has many interesting terms. Some teachers are of the most excellent, like Dr. Chun. he tells us to always do our best and have a constant and never ending improvement. Other teacher on the other hand are not so much a joy to be around. You dont see the (...) much, but there is always the vice Principal. Buena High School also provided security. The security guards are nice and extremely helpful. Teacher and staff try their best to teach, but we are in a new generation where us teenagers are very rebellious. But my favorite part of the school would have to be the extracurriculars. I am a volleyball player and I love doing it. I have a dream and it to play volley on the international team. But thats not all that i do, i am also in Band. Probably the best band in town, maybe in the state. Buena is not the easiest school either, most teachers are very strict on homework. NO LATE WORK is usually the way it works. Making good grades would probably be easier if all the teachers didnt put their big final project thats worth over half your grade during the same week. Well besides that Buena High School is a pretty good school, not great, but just good enough to get by. P.S. the lunch is not that bad either.
  • Reviewed by Student on March 10, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i would have voted half but it wouldn't let me. I think that school start too early and has too many crazy teachers, and i don't like the fact that they only tell you that you're missing something at the last minute. also that they cram in homework before the quarter of semester ends.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 13, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • excellent. if u don't go there u suck.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 10, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i agree, nothing was done well. no care for the students hardly ever. only few faculty truly cared or tried. class of 00.

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