Barry Goldwater High School

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Barry Goldwater High School
2820 W. Rose Garden Ln.
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Type Public
Established 1986
Principal Mike C. Andersen, Ed.D
Enrollment 1,873 students (2014-2015)[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black/Gold
Mascot bulldog
Nickname Bulldogs

Barry Goldwater High School is a public high school located in Phoenix, Arizona, named after 1964 presidential candidate and well-known Arizona resident, US Senator Barry Goldwater. It is part of the Deer Valley Unified School District and opened in 1986. The school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, which has sent alumni to highly competitive universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Princeton University, and University of California, Berkeley; it produced five National Merit semi-finalists in the class of 2007. The school is noted for a regional champion chess team for the year 2006-2007. It is an excelling school (top 15% of the state) and maintains an extremely high 68% AIMS pass rate and 99.7% AIMS attendance rate. The current principal is Mike Andersen, Ed.D.

The International Baccalaureate Programme[edit]

There are currently eleven IB schools in Arizona.[when?] Barry Goldwater received its IB charter in 1999[2] and graduated its first IB class in 2002.


  • 2015 and 2011: Named an A+ School of Excellence 2015 by the Arizona Educational Foundation[2]
  • 2011: Named a gold-level school in 2011 by the Beat The Odds Institute[2]


Barry Goldwater is a full member of the AIA 5A Conference. The school offers sports during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

Fall sports

  • Swimming
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Chess
  • Volleyball (girls')
  • Badminton (girls')

Winter sports

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling/Wrestlerettes

Spring sports

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball (boys')


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