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Prescott Mile High Middle School is located a few steps away from the central courthouse and courthouse plaza business center in historic downtown Prescott, Arizona. We have strong ties to the Prescott community as generations of families have passed through its doors during the decades of the school’s existence. Currently our school houses 760 sixth through eighth grade students, who come from a variety of cultural, ethnic (Caucasian, Hispanic, American Indian, African American, Asian), and economic backgrounds.
A majestic 300-year-old cottonwood tree greets visitors crossing the Granite Creek Bridge entrance into Prescott Mile High Middle School in Prescott, Arizona. This great tree symbolizes growth, tradition, and adaptation. In 1867, a small log cabin, the first school in Arizona, was built in the shade of this great cottonwood. Thus began the tradition of excellence and service to the community as the school evolved from Prescott High School to Prescott Mile High Middle School.
The original three buildings were constructed of solid, enduring materials as part of President Roosevelt’s WPA projects in the early thirties and dedicated in 1939 as Prescott High School. The longstanding buildings and additions feature amenities such as the football field and track, two gyms, two computer labs, science labs, library, and auditorium that have served our educational needs well.
The Prescott community’s ties to Mile High have been fostered over the years because of our central location and use as a community meeting place. Until Yavapai College Performance Hall and the Ruth Street Theater at Prescott High School were opened in 1992, Hendrix Auditorium was the only gathering place for large public events such as meetings and performances. Traditional school and community events such as flag raising ceremonies, moments of remembrance, and other social gatherings are held on the grassy quadrangle formed by the academic and administrative wings of the school.
Like the cottonwood tree that has stood for ages, Mile High’s longstanding excellence and love of students fosters a positive school culture. If you ask us our strength, we will give a qualitative answer: “Kids come first! We love our kids. We care!”
Results? We have those too! Our AIMS scores are growing—we earned an “Excelling” label from Arizona Learns in 2004. We are implementing data-driven action plans for writing and math. We’ve embraced the structure of “teaming” to increase communication about our students and their needs and successes. We’ve branched out to meet the needs of our students through creating and adapting programs, such as our “Homework Assistance” program for all students, which has caused a significant reduction in failure rates; the implementation of a new discipline matrix cutting the “out of school” suspension rate by sixty percent; grade level lunches that provide consistency for kids and common time for teachers; after school clubs and athletic programs; and intersession remediation/AIMS preparation. Everyone plays a part at our school; staff, students, and parents can identify a need and take it to a level where our entire learning community is involved in a problem solving process.
Mile High’s population mirrors that of our community; many of our students’ parents and grandparents went to school here. We have students representing our downtown neighborhood, the Yavapai Indian Reservation, the communities of Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, and the ranches of Yarnell, Skull Valley, and Kirkland. We teach a variety of students with exceptional needs, housing district programs for English Language Learners and alternative learning, as well as gifted and honors programs. For 300 years, our tree has grown and adapted to the changes in our world. Mile High grows, flexes, and sways like our cottonwood tree, as we adapt to meet the needs of the ever-changing Prescott community.
Principal: Mr. Jim Wells
Student Population: 760
Mascot: Badger Pup
Colors: Red and White
Facilities: Situated on 14.5 acres in close proximity to downtown
2 computer labs | 1000-seat auditorium | 2 gyms | football field & track | outdoor volleyball | media center | 2 science labs | student commons area
School Hours: M-T-Th-F 8:05 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.; Wed. (adjusted dismissal) 8:05 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mailing Address: 300 S. Granite Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
School Phone: Main Office (928) 717-3241 | Attendance (928) 445-0906
District Office: (928) 445-5400 | (800) 445-9806
District Web Site: www.prescottschools.com
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