Pinnacle High School Profile

About Pinnacle

Pinnacle High School is a community school whose purpose is to provide a learning laboratory for students while serving as a resource for community educational needs. Pinnacle rewards the highest standards of sportsmanship and supports the precept that what is learned and what is won are both worthy outcomes. We challenge students to meet the highest standards of academic, artistic and athletic performance.

Vision Statement

Pinnacle High School is a leader in secondary education preparing students to excel in a dynamic world.

Mission Statement

To inspire achievement and facilitate a community environment focused on rigor, relevance, and relationships.

Beliefs and Values

  • Academic, Social and Personal Excellence

  • Education of the Whole Person

  • Passionate Leaders in Teaching and Learning

  • Collaborative Community

Tag Line

Pinnacle High School – Passion, Honor, Success!

Pinnacle's National and State Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recently published the 2017 Best High Schools rankings. Pinnacle High School continued to rank as one of the best comprehensive public high schools in Arizona. The publication evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were ranked on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors. For more information, access the U.S. News & World Report on Arizona public school rankings.

In 2016 Pinnacle made Newsweek Magazine's list of one of America's top high schools. For more information, access "Newsweek: America's Top High Schools 2016."

Touring the Campus at Pinnacle

Pinnacle is pleased to offer tours of our campus for students and parents who meet one of the following criteria:

  • The student lives within Pinnacle's boundaries but is attending an out of district school.

  • The student's family is looking to move within Pinnacle's boundaries.

Please note the following:

  • Tours are limited to middle school and high school students and their families.

  • All incoming freshmen from Explorer and Mountain Trail middle schools and their families will have an opportunity to tour Pinnacle at an 8th-grade registration information event held in January each year.

  • Pinnacle does not allow shadowing due to the number of requests and our desire to ensure a safe and appropriate learning environment for our students. 

  • All tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour.

Schedule a Tour of Pinnacle

School Information

Year opened: 2000

Grades: 9-12

Pioneer Pete Masscot

Mascot: Pioneer Pete

Colors: Navy and White

Important Links

Access Our School Report Card

View Our Boundary Map

See the PVSchools Parent-Student Handbook

Read PVSchools Governing Board Policies

Facility Information


Pinnacle High School represents 340,783 square feet with eight freestanding buildings

  • Building A: Administration Building

  • Building B: Information Technology Center (media center)

  • Building C: Math/Science 

  • Building D: Auditorium/Performing and Visual Arts

  • Building E: Gymnasium and Physical Education

  • Building F: English/Social Studies/World Languages/Career Technical Education

  • Building G: Cafeteria

  • Building H: Athletics and Physical Education

 The 77-acre site also includes four baseball fields, two soccer fields and one football field with track and field facilities.