Ironwood High School

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Ironwood High School
6051 W Sweetwater Ave, Glendale AZ 85304
TypePublic Secondary
MottoIt's Just Better Here #IJBH
Established1986 with its first graduating class in 1989
PrincipalRuss Dunham
Faculty95.49 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,979 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.72[1]
Color(s)    Red and grey
AIA Class5A Conference
WebsiteIronwood Home Page

Ironwood High School is a public secondary school located in Glendale, Arizona, United States, part of the Peoria Unified School District. The school opened in August 1986 with its first graduating class in 1989. Since 2004, it has offered the IB Diploma Programme to its junior and senior year students, with a Pre-IB program for its freshman and sophomore-year students. It is the district's third-largest high school by enrollment.


IB Program[edit]

In 2004, Ironwood High School began to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to juniors and seniors. Since 2004, the school has graduated over 100 full diploma members. Ironwood offers the standard five areas of English, History, Science (Physics and Biology), Foreign Language (French and Spanish), and Math, as well as numerous six area courses. The six area courses offered include Art, Computer Science, Economics, Music, Photo, Physics, and Theatre. The school also offers a two-year AIM program sponsored by the district in order to prepare pre-IB students. Ironwood offers the IB/AIM Club as a way to support IB and Pre-IB students.

Advanced Placement Program[edit]

Ironwood offers numerous Advanced Placement courses. These include higher level computer science, history, math, and science.



There are five choir groups at Ironwood:

  • Excelsis (formerly Chamber Singers)
  • Ironmen (formerly Men of Iron[wood])
  • Ea-gals (formerly Girls' Ensemble)
  • Mixed Choir
  • Concert Choir


  • Beginning Dance
  • Advanced Dance
  • Performance Dance
  • Dance Club


Ironwood is home to three bands:

  • Marching Band - Ironwood Marching Eagles
  • Jazz Band
  • Concert Band


Clubs and activities[edit]

The following is a list of clubs offered at Ironwood High School as of the fall of 2011. Ironwood also formerly offered Hockey as a club.[2][better source needed][3][better source needed][4][better source needed]

Feeder schools[edit]

The following are K-8 schools that feed into Ironwood:

  • Copperwood
  • Desert Palms[5]
  • Desert Valley[6]
  • Heritage
  • Marshall Ranch[7]
  • Sahuaro Ranch[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Ironwood High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ironwood High School Yearbook 2007
  3. ^ Ironwood High School Yearbook 2008
  4. ^
  5. ^ Desert Palms[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Desert Valley[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Marshall Ranch[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Sahuaro Ranch[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Noah Beck". MaxPreps. Retrieved 2021-03-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Cruz, Danny. "Danny Cruz". Retrieved 2012-03-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Ernster, Paul (December 2008). "Paul Ernster". Retrieved 2012-03-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

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