McClintock High School

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McClintock High School
1830 East Del Rio Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85282
United States
Coordinates 33°23′53″N 111°54′25″W / 33.397917°N 111.906853°W / 33.397917; -111.906853Coordinates: 33°23′53″N 111°54′25″W / 33.397917°N 111.906853°W / 33.397917; -111.906853
Type Public
Established 1964
School district Tempe Union High School District
Principal Mayra Arroyo
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,940 (January 22, 2014)[1]
Color(s) Cardinal red and navy blue
Mascot Charlie the Charger

McClintock High School is a high school located in Tempe, Arizona, approximately two miles southeast of the campus of Arizona State University. McClintock High School was established in 1964.[1]

McClintock has approximately 1,900 students and offers a wide variety of curriculum, which includes honors, advanced placement, dual credit, and the Peggy Payne Academy for gifted students.[1] The school also has state-recognized ELL and Special Education programs. McClintock is an open enrollment campus.

Artist Ka Graves served as artist-in-residence at McClintock High School in 1979 and 1980.[2]

Peggy Payne Academy[edit]

The Peggy Payne Academy for Academic Excellence, or PPA, is a program for gifted students at McClintock. Founded in 2001 with 44 students, the program now serves over 140 students in all major academic subjects.[3]




McClintock High School played its home games at Goodwin Stadium until its own lighted stadium (Jim Lyon's Stadium) opened.[4]

McClintock's main rival in football has been Tempe High School since 1964. Tempe and McClintock have annual, non-conference rivalry games. While McClintock is the historical favorite in the matchup, Tempe High has won in the past five years.[5]

The Chargers' first state football title came in 1977, when the team went undefeated and captured the championship with a 14–9 playoff victory over Phoenix's Washington High School. Three years later, the Chargers posted a 12–2 record and won their second title by defeating Phoenix's Trevor Browne High School in the 1980 championship game. Their third state title in 1989 capped a 13–2 season that ended with a 42–14 playoff victory over Mesa's Westwood High.[citation needed]

Recent state and national championships[edit]

  • 2012 – McClintock Marching Band Division III State Champions
  • 2010 – McClintock Spiritline National Champions
  • 2010 – 4A-I Boys' Basketball State Champions
  • 2007 – 4A-I Boys' Baseball State Champions

Notable alumni[edit]


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