Chaparral High School (Arizona)

Chaparral High School is a public high school located in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Its mascot is the firebird, and the school colors are scarlet, red, and gold.[2] Chaparral opened in February, 1973 with 800 students comprising freshman, sophomore and junior classes. The principal was James Curlett. The initial structures were built at a cost of $3.5 million.[3] Chaparral's first graduates were the class of 1974.

Chaparral High School
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6935 East Gold Dust Avenue


United States
Coordinates33°34′37″N 111°55′56″W / 33.57703°N 111.932241°W / 33.57703; -111.932241Coordinates: 33°34′37″N 111°55′56″W / 33.57703°N 111.932241°W / 33.57703; -111.932241
School districtScottsdale Unified School District
Staff100.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,161 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.61[1]
YearbookGolden Embers

In 2014, Newsweek ranked Chaparral No. 22 among top American high schools and No. 1 in Arizona.[4]

Student body and academics

Chaparral High School has consistently ranked in Newsweek's list of Best High Schools in America, and in 2007 Chaparral was one of only 12 schools ranked in Arizona.[5] The high school holds the state record for having the most National Merit Scholars in one year (37 in 2014).[6] Additionally, the school has also earned the record most in-state Presidential Scholars in Arizona, with 17 in 2003.[citation needed]

Notable alumni


Entertainment and media


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  2. ^ "Chaparral High School – School Information". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
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