East Valley High School is a public charter school that opened in 1998 in Mesa. The school has an average of 30 students per year in grades 9th through 12th. The school was opened to provide a more challenging educational program as well as one that provides an alternative to regular public education. The school utilities a humanities curriculum that incorporates a performing and fine arts program.
Along with core subjects Easy Valley High School offers students the opportunity to join extra curricular activities and clubs including computer arts, band, dance, chorus, drama, painting, yearbook, and student government. Sports offered include volleyball, football, martial arts, cheerleading, basketball, and physical education classes. The school does offer one vocational program which is technology.
The overall review of the school by parents is positive over the last few years. The school went through some changes including staff members which has improved the quality of the educational opportunities. Some parents did complain about bullying in the school, however, it seems this may have been dealt with as well. The school offers quite a bit to students especially those that were considering dropping out of school. There are no real divisions in the students and all have an equal chance to join various clubs and activities. The small class size helps students receive the help when or if needed to accomplish their goals and graduate high school.
To be able to graduate high school in the state of Arizona, all 10th graders must pass or exceed the standards of the AIMS series of tests. These tests measure if students have mastered the core subjects. Percentages of students that have met or exceeded the exams along with state percentages are listed below.
In reading, 61% of 10th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 78%, in science 6% with the state at 42%, in writing 44% with the state at 68%, and in math 41% with the state at 60%.
East Valley High School
7420 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85207