Williams Field High School2076 South Higley Rd
Higley, AZ 85236(480) 279-8000
Higley, AZ 85236(480) 279-8000
Williams Field High School is located in Higley, AZ and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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The school is only interested in their football program at the expense of the student's education.
The school does not offer a well-rounded experience for students, who are not interested in sports. In fact, they did not have funds available for the orchestra music at the beginning of the year, so the teacher had to use his own money so that the kids had something to play. Also, the coaching staff is eager to win at the expense of the students. If your child is not the best, then he or she will be benched for the entire season. Finally, the academic program is in need of an overhaul, which includes stronger math and science courses, that will allow for students to be successful in college.
Williams Field was a great time while I was there. It was easy to skip class, sneak into the gym and screw around, go to Circle K and make it back without anyone noticing or asking when they did notice. Football is the center of all life at Williams Field, EVERYTHING is football. As fun as that is, it became too easy to get behind on grades. I had all D's and C's in honors classes and no one ever talked to me or anything about getting grades up, (not even my teachers). The news program there (EBN) is TERRIBLE, you are forced to watch garbage some football coach creates. The entire time I was there I never once had to go near the library, I never saw the head principal (EVER), the only cool person there is John Dolan, and that's because he sounds like hermit the frog, he's pretty cool. Listen, Williams Field is one hell of a hyped place, but PLEASE base your decision off of more than just that. You'll regret it if you don't.
The football program fuels the entire school, with administrative preference given to football above all other sports and programs. The choral program is improving. The AP program flourishes. The unfortunate, but pervasive top down intimidation from superintendent to administration and staff prevails at this school, and colors every interaction between support staff and students and their parents. The administrative philosophy seems to be suspicious of parental involvement in the teen's education. The support staff philosophy seems to be less about supporting the educational success of the student and more about making the students shoulder the consequences of over-burdened, harried, underpaid support staff by making time with the guidance counselor scarce and discouraging if not denying schedule changes. The educators are caring and professional. The food is low quality with portions befitting an elementary aged student. The educators are caring and professional, in spite of the low pay and intimidation tactics from district and school administration.
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