Tombstone High School Overview1211 North Yellowjacket Way, Tombstone, AZ 85638 , Tel: +1 (520) 457-2215 Tombstone Unified District
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Type: Public High School
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Tombstone High School Ratings & Reviews
My daughter has been to Buena High School and CAS in Sierra Vista and her experiences have left us feeling like a GED was her only option in is area. After her failed attempt at online school at Prima Vera, she decided to try Tombstone High School. Because of their low scores I was MORE than worried; but, since she has been there her grades and outlook on education has improved! She has found caring students, teachers, and administrators. Her one "problem" teacher is working with her to teach in the way that she learns so they can both be successful at their "jobs". School is not about scores based on educational opportunities, it is more about the comraderie of the students and the care and commitment of the faculty. If my child doesn't feel comfortable in her learning environment and important to the teachers and administration, she will not like school and will not succeed. I am so glad that she is in an environment where she can thrive! Tombstone High School should get a "10"! Tombstone takes bullying seriously, as well, and my daughter feels safe-unlike at the higher "scoring" Buena High School.
This school is a good school if you are not the best student. If you are struggling in school and need easy classes, tombstone is for you. If you are a smart kid, who is interested in taking Honors/Advanced Placement classes, Tombstone is not for you. The school's math department only teaches until Pre-Calculus, which makes some kids not able to graduate, unless they do Dual-Enrollment at Cochise College. The school also splits Algebra 1 into two classes, which will equal two credits, because of the 4x4 block scheduling. The result in splitting up the math classes mean that the student will only learn material up to Algebra 2. The only honors class here at tombstone is English, and not even for your freshman year. For your senior year you would take English 101/102 here at the school, and that is the only Dual-Enrollment class you can take at the school. I mean let's face it, CTE's won't count towards a basic college degree. I went here for 1 1/2 years before I moved. I loved Tombstone for the people, but then I hated it for the education quality. The teachers are hit or miss. I would say going to tombstone did not prepare me for college.
Here's the thing. Forget the bad contents on here. We have 2 sons that have attended this school for 4 years now, and they have done excellent. They are seniors now. One who is ADHD finished in December short being an A student. His brother doesn't like school but he still passing. They will walk the stage in May. Despite what the negative comments are, or songs did well, played sports; football, basketball, and track. One going college and the other in the Air Force. The streets didn't get them and they are very smart and happy. Teachers, principal, and participation is great. We always have been able to talk with the school Anytime about out kids. Teachers either emailed, called or texted. Sorry to leave you but it their last year.
OK, third review. The first two were censored. That tells me that 1) The truth hurts, and 2) The PR on this site is important to them. There are a couple odd things about this school--I can't give details or this review will be deleted. Bottom line, very nice facilities. Good support staff. Mostly good teachers. A couple of real freaks masquerading as teachers. A solid Assistant Principal. And a Principal who presents a good image, but once you get past the facade, you see an unbelievably unprofessional egomaniac prone to childish antics. There. That should be understated and diplomatic enough that they can't have it removed. We'll see. :-)
This school does not give money for gas, but does provide transportation from Ft. Huachuca. It's a good school. The teachers and staff truly do care about helping their students. The education quality is great. I wish more could be done about disruptive students, but that seems to be a problem in many schools. I don't hear any complaints about criminal behavior from this school. I highly recommend it.
Tombstone, AZ Education Statistics
- No High School3%
- Some High School32%
- Some College42%
- Associate Degree12%
- Bachelor Degree9%
- Graduate Degree3%
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