Catalina Foothills High School

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4300 E Sunrise Dr

Tucson, AZ 85718

(520) 577-5090

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,638

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

47 Parent Reviews for Catalina Foothills High School

Wow! To the person who posted the most recent post; I hope you have removed your child from this horrible school and enrolled them somewhere else! With the open enrollment program in Arizona, no one should keep their child in a school that they feel offers such an inferior education. Unless of course, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/15

"All things considered," Tucson is overall just a pathetic place to have to be educated.The town is a socio-economically depressed, run-down, politically corrupt place with little growth potential for the future.Getting a good education in such a community is a gamble. CFHS is overcrowded. It's full ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/18/14

All things considered, Catalina Foothills is a pretty good school. Sports/extracurriculars are pretty good such as the Speech and Debate team, Science Olympiad, etc. Academics are average, however. Some departments are better than others and of course, quality of teachers vary. The math department is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/11/14

This school has gotten progressively worse since my freshman year. The security has increased by tenfold this year even though it's completely unnecessary. A fence now surrounds the school. Former students and parents are no longer allowed to visit teachers. It is a completely closed off campus. Security ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/04/14

This latest poster is so uninformed. Most of the students from CFHS do not go to in state schools. There is a high % of the class of 2014 going out of state to some of the most outstanding universities in the country including ivy leagues.

Posted by a parent on 05/22/14

Catalina Foothills is a school that claims outstanding academics but bury themselves with appearance and money. Foothills is more focused on dealing with security forces than improving academic programs. The education you get is pretty average it is just in an upscale community. Extra curricular activities ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/20/14

We just spent the last ten years at CFHS as our three children went through the school. The teachers were top notch and the curriculum challenging and relevant. The depth and the breadth of classes, programs, and activities are unrivaled in Tucson. The entire staff and administration care about the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/04/13

The school has excellent students and teachers, particularly in Math and English. The quality of Science teachers have declined markedly- the best ones have moved on. Some of the best teachers have been reallocated against their wishes- from subjects they taught extremely well to assignments they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/19/13

The school has excellent students and teachers in Math and English. The quality of Science teachers has declined markedly- the best ones have moved on- as shown by declining test scores. The academic focus over the last year or two in particular has markedly diminished, with the departure of quality ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/19/13

Changing demographic of student population due to increase in open enrollment has made this school feel less safe and friendly--fights, kids with piercings, crowded classrooms. Lots of teacher turnover in Math and Science. Some excellent teachers and beautiful campus. This school seems to be trending ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/06/13

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Test scores
Test scores for Catalina Foothills High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
Catalina Foothills High School
Catalina Foothills Unified District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Tucson schools — Catalina Foothills High School is located at 4300 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson AZ 85718. 4300 E Sunrise Dr is in the 85718 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for Catalina Foothills High School is the Catalina Foothills Unified District. Catalina Foothills High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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