César Chávez High School (Phoenix, Arizona)

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Cesar Chavez High School
Address
3921 West Baseline Road
Laveen, Arizona 85339
Coordinates 33°22′33″N 112°08′45″W / 33.3758°N 112.1458°W / 33.3758; -112.1458Coordinates: 33°22′33″N 112°08′45″W / 33.3758°N 112.1458°W / 33.3758; -112.1458
Information
Type Public secondary school
Established 1999
Principal Matthew Georgia
Faculty Approx. 240
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,583 (September 1, 2016)
Color(s)          Purple and Silver
Mascot Champion
Website
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Cesar Chavez High School is part of the Phoenix Union High School District. The campus is located at 3921 West Baseline Road, south of Phoenix, in Laveen, Arizona. Cesar Chavez's enrollment is approximately 2,387 students, over 60 percent of whom are Hispanic.[1] The school predominantly serves students from partner elementary districts Laveen and Roosevelt; however, students from across the district come to Cesar Chavez for large Advanced Placement and Honors program, Freshmen House, performing arts, and athletic programs.

Facts[edit]

  • Cesar Chavez is a Performing school, according to the Arizona Department of Education.[2]
  • Chavez seniors earned $1.5 million in scholarships in 2008.[3]
  • The Academic Decathlon team is a rising star, qualifying for its first state championship in 2008.
  • The school was the first new school built in the District in 27 years. Since then, five new schools have opened.[4]
  • The school's nickname, Champions, was inspired by its namesake, Cesar Chavez, a champion of human rights.

Partner elementary districts[edit]

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