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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 presigious 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. Goldwater High School had five National Merit Semi-Finalists from the class of 2007 In addition, the school is noted for a regional champion chess team for the year 2006-2007. The school ranked in the top 15% of the state and maintains a 68% AIMS pass rate and 99.7% AIMS attendance rate. The current principal is Mike Andersen, Ed.D.
Barry Goldwater participates in AIA Division 5A-2 Northwest Region. The school offers sports during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
Barry Goldwater offers many clubs that meet both before and after school. Some of these clubs include:
The 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.
In November 2006, The Barry Golwater Pride Regiment represented the state of Arizona and the USS Arizona (BB-39) in events marking the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In recognition of this honor, Then Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano proclaimed October 14, 2006 as "Barry Goldwater Pride Regiment Day" in Arizona.
The Chess club is a prominent club at Barry Goldwater, having won multiple championships around the Phoenix area.
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