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Arcadia High School (Arizona)

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Type  Public High school
Principal  Nathan Slater
Grades  9–12
Mascot  Titan
Established  1958
Faculty  73
Phone  +1 480-484-6300
Number of students  1,757 (2016–2017)
Enrollment  1,716 (October 1, 2012)
Address  4703 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
District  Scottsdale Unified School District
Similar  Camelback High School, Shadow Mountain High Sch, Central High School, Brophy College Preparato, Mountain Pointe High Sch

Arcadia High School is a public high school located in Phoenix, Arizona. The school enrolls 1,680 who primarily come from feeder schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District. Arcadia completed a significant renovation in the summer of 2008.


Since the 2003 school year, Arcadia H.S. has met No Child Left Behind standards, and is labeled "Excelling" by AZ Learns, Arizona's standards measurement. In 2005, the school produced three National Merit Semi-Finalists. 92% of students of the graduating class of 2005 continued their education, and in 2003 students were awarded a combined $3.5 million in scholarship money.


The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership created the new design of the school. Begun in 2005, the construction was completed in three years by the contractor DL Withers Construction. The price for the school's improvement is set at $45 million by a Guaranteed Maximum Price plan.


Arcadia High School has an award-winning Advertising Art program. Students artwork from this program is featured throughout town on billboards, tee shirts, and signs. The Arts department has been happy at home in their new building, as part of the new renovation. The Drama Department is proud to have produced members of the International Thespian Society, and puts on at least two large productions and several smaller productions per year.

Arcadia High School has won the SkillsUSA (Arizona) Graphic Design contest multiple times. The Ad Art/Graphic Design class is led by Dianna Cure. Her students have won this contest a few times.

Arcadia High School is also host to an award-winning Media Communications program. The program produces ANN (Arcadia News Network) a fourteen-minute news show, broadcast daily throughout the school. During the 2008–2009 school year, the Media Communications department began production of a half-hour sports show titled "Scottsdale Sports Talk", that will air on the Temple public-access television cable TV station MCTV beginning in fall of 2009. After the 2007–2008 school year, Paul Hoeprich replaced Dave Cornelius as director of the program, as Cornelius took a position at the Arizona State University. On May 12, 2010, Arcadia High School's Media Communications program hosted its first annual Arcadia High School Film Festival. Five groups of students wrote, filmed, directed, edited and promoted their own films which were shown on the big screen. Arcadia High School also produced an award-winning TV show, "Student Conversations," which aired from 2008 to 2011. Notable guests include Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and E Street Band Guitarist Nils Lofgren.


The school competes in interscholastic athletics in several sports.

Notable alumni

  • Steven Spielberg, film and TV director, producer
  • Lynda Carter, actress
  • William Shepherd, Astronaut, Engineer
  • Haley Lu Richardson, actress
  • References

    Arcadia High School (Arizona) Wikipedia

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