Poston Butte High School

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Poston Butte High School
Address
32375 North Gantzel Road
San Tan Valley, Arizona 85143
United States
Coordinates 33°10′24″N 111°32′40″W / 33.173222°N 111.544350°W / 33.173222; -111.544350Coordinates: 33°10′24″N 111°32′40″W / 33.173222°N 111.544350°W / 33.173222; -111.544350
Information
Type Public High School
School district Florence Unified School District
Principal Eddie Lopez
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,600 (October 1, 2012)[1]
Color(s) Blue and orange
Mascot TUFF The Bronco
Website

Poston Butte High School is a high school in San Tan Valley, Arizona in the Florence Unified School District. It opened July 20, 2009.

Location and feeder schools[edit]

Location[edit]

Poston Butte High School is located in San Tan Valley, an unincorporated area of Pinal County. San Tan Valley is serviced by three unified school districts: Florence, J. O. Combs, and Coolidge.[2] Poston Butte is part of the Florence Unified School District. The district is geographically large and divided into two distinct areas: the greater Florence area and the more highly populated Hunt Highway corridor.[3] PBHS is located in the Hunt Highway area and is 20.4 miles from Florence High School and the Florence USD district offices.[4]

Feeder schools[edit]

Five Florence USD elementary schools feed into Poston Butte High School: Circle Cross Ranch K-8, Skyline Ranch K-8, Walker Butte K-8, Copper Basin K-8, and Magma Ranch K-8.[5]

One-to-one computing[edit]

Poston Butte High School does not employ textbooks. Instead, the school's one-to-one computing policy provides a laptop to each student in lieu of textbooks.[6]

The first school to use one-to-one computing in Arizona was Empire High School, which started doing so in 2005. Florence district officials worked with Empire to implement a similar program at Poston Butte in 2009.[7] After successful implementation at Poston Butte, it was expanded to Florence High School in 2010.[8]

First graduating class[edit]

The first class graduated from Poston Butte on May 30, 2012.[9] It had 253 students.

Noteworthy Programs[edit]

Culinary Arts[edit]

The Poston Butte High School Culinary Arts Center is home to the Florence Unified School District Culinary Arts Program. The program is available to students of both high schools through the Arizona Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.[10] Since its inception, the Florence program has won the Pinal County High School Culinary Arts Competition each year.[11]

Band[edit]

Poston Butte High School offers the following band programs: marching band, concert band, two jazz bands, and multiple guitar classes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIA Divisions & Sections – Initial Division Placement by Sport-Enrollment – 2013–2015. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2013-03-14.
  2. ^ RioForma Media Group. "San Tan Valley Schools - Community Listings - San Tan Valley - Queen Creek". santanshopper.com. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Residents - Where is San Tan Valley". pinalcountyaz.gov. Archived from the original on 6 July 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.fusdaz.org/OurDISTRICT/20102011Boundaries/HighSchoolBoundaries/tabid/1725/Default.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.fusdaz.org/OurDISTRICT/AboutUs/OnetoOneComputing/tabid/5114/Default
  7. ^ http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/08/27/20090827postonbutte0827.html Poston Butte high-school students go digital
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170208013916/http://santanvalleytoday.com/index.php?option%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D680%3Aflorence-high-school-says-goodbye-to-textbooks%26catid%3D78%3Aaugust-2010. Archived from the original on February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://www.trivalleycentral.com/articles/2012/06/07/florence_reminder_blade_tribune/schools_and_education/doc4fcfddf3d72e8566591920.txt[dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.azed.gov/career-technical-education/files/2011/08/fy-2013-cte-program-list-with-options.pdf FY 2013 Program List
  11. ^ http://santanvalleytoday.com/index.php?option%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D2216%253Abrophers-win-big-at-cte-competition%26catid%3D65%253Aeducation%26Itemid%3D145. Retrieved July 1, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]

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