Desert Edge High School

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Desert Edge High School
Address
15778 W. Yuma Road
Goodyear, Arizona 85338
United States
Coordinates 33°26′17″N 112°23′55″W / 33.43796°N 112.39859°W / 33.43796; -112.39859Coordinates: 33°26′17″N 112°23′55″W / 33.43796°N 112.39859°W / 33.43796; -112.39859
Information
School type Public high school
Established 2002
School district Agua Fria Union High School District
Principal Julie Jones
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1775 (November 2015)[1]
Color(s) Copper, silver, and black
Mascot Scorpions
Website

Desert Edge High School is a high school in Goodyear, Arizona under the jurisdiction of the Agua Fria Union High School District.

Campus[edit]

The 218,783-square-foot (20,325.6 m2) site set on 55 acres (22 ha) includes, besides classrooms and administration offices, a media center, gymnasium, student bookstore, auditorium, and career technology area.

History and construction[edit]

The first phase of Desert Edge was new construction completed in 2002.[2] The second phase of the structure, a 90,000-square-foot (8,400 m2) expansion, was built by Adolfson and Peterson Construction and completed in 2005.[3] It received LEED Silver certification, making Desert Edge Arizona's first LEED-certified public high school and the fourth in the United States.[4] It included new classrooms and a free-standing fine arts center. This expansion was completed four weeks ahead of schedule and $450,000 under budget. Emany is going to this school next year.

The result of this is that the district saves $58,000 annually in energy costs and uses 1 million US gallons (3,800 m3) of water a year compared to a traditional high school. The Agua Fria Union High School District's fourth high school, Verrado High School (opened 2006), has a similar LEED certification. Since then, Desert Edge and Verrado, along with the other high schools in the district, have received solar panel installations.[5] It was projected that some 40 percent of the entire district's energy needs will come from these solar panels.

Awards[edit]

The campus, largely for its environmentally friendly features, has won the following awards:[2]

  • 2002 American School and University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Building Award
  • 2006 "Best of Green Building – Public" award from Southwest Contractor magazine
  • 2006 Valley Forward Association Award of Merit

Athletics[edit]

Football[edit]

Section champions: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (5x)

State runners-up: 2012

State champions: 2015

Golf[edit]

State champion (individual): 2015

Softball[edit]

Section champions: 2015

Track and field[edit]

State champions (individual):

  • Tyson Jones (shot put): 2016

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]