South Mountain High School

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5401 S 7th St

Phoenix, AZ 85040

(602) 764-5000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,030

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for South Mountain High School

I am 2009 alumni, college freshman. This school allowed me to come more out of my shell with the law magnet, cross country, track, volleyball, soccer, and NHS. There is so much to get involved in and so many opportunities. They notified me on scholarships and I got one. I was in top 3% of my class and ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/15/09

My daughter goes to that school, and she hs never done better anywhere else shes very involved in the school, south mountain provides many programs an extracurricular activities.

Posted by a parent on 12/04/09

South Mountain High School has a lot to offer. We have great magnet classes and clubs. Everyone here gets a long great, i love it here because the teachers and students make me feel welcomed.

Posted by a student on 03/19/09

I am currently a student and i wouldnt see my self anywere else. The Magnet programs are the best I'm in the Performing Arts and have loved it and the teachers are the best there for you alwyas.

Posted by a student on 03/19/09

To say the least good old South Mountain High School, must be one of the best schools in the state, for education and their outstanding Magnet Progams. Due to the schools 'BAD' reputation and 'heresay', alot of people fail to grasp such an idea of SMHS being a great school. I graduated from SMHS in 2005. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/14/08

South Mountain High School has a large campus full of diversity and the disire to learn. With programs including; Radio Broadcasting, Video Production, Aviation, and Robotics, every parent that wants the best for their young adults should take a tour.

Posted by a student on 06/13/08

As a student of South Mountain H.S. I trully thank God I attended this school. All the teachers really do care about us students. All the administraters and Security on campus are good going, Teachers will sit down with students and spend the time to really go over the material, Overal FIve starts ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/09/08

This was a great school. All the teachers were great and very helpful. The reputation is only for those people who have never been there. Great school

Posted by a other on 04/23/08

SMHS has a great honors and AP program. My senior AP English teacher was by far the most influential person in my life. The teachers at South really care about about the success of their students and strive to provide them witha quality education.

Posted by a student on 03/05/08

I can honestly say S. M. H. S. has a bad reputation, but it's a good school. The staff are very very good at doing their job. The administrative staff in the office have a difficult time completing brown slips for extracurricular activities-except for sports, which means that students on field trips, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/17/07

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Test scores for South Mountain High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
South Mountain High School
Phoenix Union High School 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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Phoenix schools — South Mountain High School is located at 5401 S 7th St, Phoenix AZ 85040. 5401 S 7th St is in the 85040 ZIP code in Phoenix, AZ The school district for South Mountain High School is the Phoenix Union High School District. South Mountain High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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