Mesquite High School

500 South Mcqueen Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233 | (480) 497-3452
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,710
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4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 500 S Mcqueen Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
School District Details
  • Gilbert Unified District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $6,566
  • Graduation Rate: 87.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.2%
  • Students Per Teacher: 18.5
  • Enrolled Students: 38,742

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,710
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 148.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,352 (49.9%)
  • Females: 1,358 (50.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 151 (5.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 317 (11.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 468 (17.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Mesquite High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian271.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Mesquite High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade50618.7%
10th Grade65024.0%
11th Grade75627.9%
12th Grade79829.4%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 26%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:74%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 9 Years
  • Average Salary: $42,605
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Mesquite High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$36,32632%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$45,55668%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Mesquite High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 04, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • A pretty good school, if you're in the honors/AP program. The English department was a place where learning went to die. The science and math departments were generally excellent, however. The physics department was an especially bright spot, and the athletic programs were decent. Extracurricular activities were very strong, excluding school dances.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 10, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Awesome school. Though the football program was never really that good, the academic basis of this school is sound. Mesquite is the only school in the East Valley that offers a Advanced Placement Physics with a Calculus concentration.

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