Barry Goldwater High School

Barry Goldwater High School

Infobox High School
name= Barry Goldwater High School

principal= Mike Andersen Ed.D
established= 1986
type= Public
location= Phoenix, Arizona
enrollment= 2,600
campus= Suburban
colors= Black/Gold
nicknames= Bulldogs
website= [] |

Barry Goldwater High School is a public high school located in Phoenix, Arizona, named after 1964 presidential candidate and well-known Arizona resident, U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater. It is part of the Deer Valley Unified School District. The school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme that has sent alumni to highly competitive universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Princeton University,Yale University,] ,Brown University Columbia University,Cornell University,Northwestern University, Stanford University, and University of California, Berkeley and has produced five National Merit Semi-Finalists in the class of 2007.Fact|date=January 2008 In addition, the school is noted for a regional champion chess team for the year 2006-2007. It ranked in the top 15% of the state and maintains a 68% AIMS pass rate and 99.7% AIMS attendance rate.Fact|date=January 2008 The current principal is Mike Andersen, Ed.D.

Peace Pole

The peace pole is a major element of the Barry Goldwater Campus. Located outside of the Lecture Hall in a planter, the peace pole stands tall, boasting phrases of peace in multiple languages. In 2005, the peace pole was vandalized, but was repaired within a few weeks. The area around the peace pole has come to be a place of congregation for many students in between classes, during lunch, and before and after school.


Barry Goldwater participates in AIA Region V athletics. The school offers sports during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

Fall Sports
*Cross Country
*Volleyball (girls)

Winter Sports

Spring Sports
*Track and Field
*Volleyball (boys)


Barry Goldwater offers many clubs that meet both before and after school. Some of these clubs include:
*Art Club
*Be The Change Club
*Bowling Club
*Band Council
*Chess Club
*Dance Council
*Fashion Club
*Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
*Forensic Science Club
*French Club
*Hip Hop Club
*Humane Education Club
*Interact (Key Club)
*Mock Trial
*Mu Alpha Theta (offers math tutoring)
*National Honor Society (Stellar Chapter)
*Physics Club
*Project Respect
*FIRST Robotics (in the 2005-2006 school year only)
*Science Club
*Science Olympiad
*Spanish Club
*Spanish Honors Society
*Speech and Debate ClubThe Barry Goldwater Speech and Debate Club, coached by Mrs. Ronda McWhortor, recently celebrated victory when two members made it to the Final round of the Gilbert 31st Annual Invitational Tournament on March 8. Senior Lily Dodge took first place in Impromptu Speaking and Junior Ryne Barnes took first place in Storytelling. Barnes also made it to the Semi-Final round of his other event, Humorous Interpretation.
*Theater Club

External links

* [ Barry Goldwater School website]
* [ Deer Valley Unified School District website]
* [ Barry Goldwater alumni website]

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