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Old 08-13-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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Default Williams Field High School, Gilbert.....any comments??

Good Morning,


We will be moving to Gilbert in September. The house we are renting is in the Coronado ranch development and zoned for Williams Field High School which is in the Higley Unified School District. I have done some research on the district, however, there seems to be limited information on the internet. I am guessing it is because it is a new District. I did speak with a teacher in the district when we were in the area to visit but she was involved in the elementary school.

Is there anyone on these boards that either go to Williams, have kids enrolled there or know someone who is familiar with the school?

Any and all information is appreciated!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Wow, no replies! Guess I will take that as a good thing...no news is good news right!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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There's not a whole lot of track record to look at with that school since, as you know, it is new. I don't know if they have had a graduating class yet, but even if they have, one class wouldn't tell you the whole story. The school is designated as "excelling", but pretty much every school in that area is designated that way. I'm sure it's a fine school.

I know that the Higley district has smaller schools than the mammoth high schools in the Gilbert and Chandler districts around it, so that may be a positive for you. For instance, Perry High School, which is near where you are (City of Gilbert, Chandler district), is slated to be as big as Basha and Hamilton HS at 2,700-3,000 students. I think the two Higley HS's are about half that. The area it is in is pretty stable with solid incomes, so I think it'll be just as good as any other in the area. Oh, and I know they had a pretty good football team last year, and had a cheerleading coach "scandal" a couple years ago, but that's probably not what you're looking for.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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I grew up in Gilbert living in the Higley Unified School District but going to Gilbert High School...and honestly I loved going to Gilbert. it is great for the student, being that there are so many clubs and sports t join. And if there isn't a club your child has an idea for, they can take it to the student council and start the club themselves. Also with having a larger school like Gilbert, you have more options in all classes, from foreign languages all the way to your math classes. Not to mention an incredible elective class selection. My sisters went to Higley High and Williams Field High and with these school because they are newer and smaller, you don't have to back bone the Gilbert schools have. You have you typical dog eat dog world at these school with your jocks bullying the not so popular kids. Also their curriculum isn't established yet. They do not have as many options as the Gilbert schools have and I am sure are changing it early to adapt to new circumstances’. All in all if you want your child to have a more diverse high school career I would choose the Gilbert schools over all others.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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I live out in that area and hear mixed reviews about all the new schools, and believe me there are a TON!!!! (about 75% of my RE taxes goes to new schools.) Most, if not all of the complaints I have heard is that they just don't quote have their act together yet, but I would expect that in an area that has simply exploded with development and has opened dozens of new schools in the past couple of years. In my neighborhood alone, we have almost 10 new schools that went up last year and the High Schools haven't even had a graduating class yet. But those "cons" can be turned into "pros". I have also heard they are very safe schools, small class sizes so lots of individualized attention, resources are new, and the parents are afforded more input and involvement.
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