Combs High School

9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Combs High School

Combs High School is a public high school located in San Tan Valley, Arizona. The school serves grades nine through twelve and is part of the J.O. Combs Unified School District. The school was opened in the fall of 2008 and is named after the late J.O. Combs, a former Arizona state legislator and a leader in education.
At Combs High School, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities. The school offers a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, as well as career and technical education programs. Additionally, the school has a comprehensive fine arts program, which includes choir, band, orchestra, theatre, and visual arts classes.
The school also offers a variety of clubs and organizations, including student government, National Honor Society, and several service clubs. Students can also participate in sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, track and field, and cross country.
Combs High School is committed to providing students with a safe and supportive learning environment. The school has a strict anti-bullying policy and provides a variety of resources and support for students who are struggling with mental health issues. The school also provides a variety of social and emotional learning programs to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college and the workplace.

Address:

2505 E Germann Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Phone:

(480) 882-3540

Site:

jocombs.org

Grades:

8-12

Enrollment:

1,413 students

Overview Combs High School

Combs High School serves 1,413 students in grades 8-12.
Combs High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Combs High School

Combs High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Combs High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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