Prescott High School (Arizona)

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Prescott High School
1050 N. Ruth Street
Prescott, Arizona

United States
Coordinates 34°33′47″N 112°28′41″W / 34.563068°N 112.477959°W / 34.563068; -112.477959Coordinates: 34°33′47″N 112°28′41″W / 34.563068°N 112.477959°W / 34.563068; -112.477959
Type Public
School district Prescott Unified School District
Principal Stephanie Hillig
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,667 (October 1, 2012)[1]
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Mascot Badger

Prescott High School is a public high school located in Yavapai County, Arizona. It is the only high school in the Prescott Unified School District. Historically, Prescott High School drew students from various adjacent school districts, mostly in Prescott Valley (Humboldt Unified School District) and Chino Valley, Arizona (Chino Valley Unified School District), via bussing; those districts later established their own high schools.

Academics and programs[edit]

PHS offers a solid academic program, including Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Courses offered include Business & Technology, English, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Industrial Technology, Air Force Junior ROTC, Mathematics, PEAK, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education. Students also have the opportunity to participate in athletics, theater, orchestra, choir, band, jazz band, Academic Decathlon, and vocational education programs.

Awards and accreditation[edit]

The Arizona Department of Education has awarded Prescott High School the distinguished label of "Excelling School" for the last two years[dated info]. Since 1917, the school has been continuously accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Prescott High School is a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association and is classified in the 4A Conference for schools with an enrollment of 950–1899 students.

SPRING sports include Track and field-Boys / Girls (Var/JV), Tennis-Boys / Girls (Var/JV), Softball-Girls (Var/JV/Frosh), and Baseball-Boys (Var/JV/Frosh).

FALL sports include Badminton-Girls (Var/JV), Cross Country-Boys / Girls (Var/JV), Golf (Varsity only), Football (Var/JV/Frosh), Swimming-Boys / Girls (Varsity only), and Volleyball-Girls (Var/JV/Frosh).

WINTER sports include Basketball-Boys (Var/JV/Frosh), Basketball-Girls (Var/JV/Frosh), Soccer-Boys (Var/JV), Soccer-Girls (Var/JV), and Wrestling (Var/JV/Frosh).

Fine arts[edit]

Prescott High School has a Fine arts program. It consists of:

Art: Art 1–2, Art 3–4, Art 5–6, Art 7–8, Art AP, Sculpture, Adobe photoshop

Drama: Drama 1–2, Methods of Theater, Music Theatre

Drama productions: Drama Productions 1–2, Drama Productions 3–4

Choir: Women's Choir, Chorale, Show Choir

Band: Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion/Guard, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band,

Foreign languages[edit]

Prescott High School offers three different languages, whose levels combined total 9 classes.

Offered languages: French 1–2, French 3–4, French 5–6, Japanese 1–2, Japanese 3–4, Spanish 1–2, Spanish 3–4, Spanish 5–6, Spanish 1–2 for native speakers

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ AIA 2012 enrollment figures
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