Chaparral High School (Arizona)
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|Chaparral High School|
|6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253-1484
|School district||Scottsdale Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Gold and Red|
In 2014, Newsweek ranked Chaparral as the 22nd best high school in the United States and 1st best in Arizona.
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. The high school holds the state record for having the most National Merit Scholars in one year (37 in 2014). Additionally, the school has also earned the record most in-state Presidential Scholars in Arizona, with 17 in 2003. Chaparral is the only school in Arizona to have students win the highest honors at the Siemens Westinghouse Competition and Intel Science Talent Search, two of the most prestigious science competitions in the U.S.
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