History of Maryvale High School
In 1960 a bond initiative was approved for $16 million, the largest ever for PUHSD.Three-fourths of the funds were dedicated to building three new high schools.Construction on Maryvale began on August 14,1961, using the same design as Alhambra created by architech Frederick P. Weaver which had just finished construction. John J. Dickmann was the contractor on the 56 acre campus and the school was built for $3.5 million.
Maryvale High School began fall semester 1962 as a guest on the Carl Hayden campus. The school moved to the new campus on Feb. 4, 1963, with 1,812 freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Seniors stayed behind at Carl Hayden. The first year there were four administrators, 66 teachers and 12 classified personnel. Maryvale's first principal was Louis E. Burnett. The formal dedication ceremony was held on campus May 5, 1963, with Phoenix Mayor Sam Mardian giving the featured address.The next fall,September 5, 1963, was the first day of classes with all four grades and Maryvale was filled to the 2,500 student capacity.School Symbol: PantherSchool Colors: Black and GoldFounded: 1963
Maryvale Principals:Louis Barnett 1962 - 1972David Goodson 1972 - 1979George Miller 1979 - 1981
Wellesley Goodwin 1981 - 1987
George Mannon 1987 - 1991Rene Diaz Second semester 1991 - 1993Linda Goins 1993-1994James Sandoval 1994 - 1999
Barbara Dobbs 1999 - 2003Phillip Verdugo 2003 - first semester 2014/2015Manuel Silvas second semester 2014/2015-2018Shakira Simmons 2018 - presentPANTHER FIGHT SONGGo Panthers! Fight for victory all the way!And we do our best so our team will win!We have the spirit that will show you we're fromMARYVALE,And when things look black we'll charge right back again!So guard the black and gold of Maryvale,And to her name may your aim be true!Go Panthers! GRR-HISS-BOOM-F-I-G-H-TFight! Yes, fight for MARYVALE!