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McClintock High School
|McClintock High School|
1830 East Del Rio Drive
|School district||Tempe Union High School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||20.19|
|Mascot||Charlie The Charger|
McClintock has approximately 1,900 students and offers a wide variety of curriculum, which includes honors, advanced placement, dual credit, and the Peggy Payne Academy for gifted students. The school also has state-recognized ELL and Special Education programs. McClintock is an open enrollment campus.
Peggy Payne Academy
The Peggy Payne Academy for Academic Excellence, or PPA, is a program for gifted students at McClintock. Founded in 2001 with 44 students, the program now serves over 140 students in all major academic subjects.
Speech and Debate
McClintock High School are 5-time Arizona Interscholastic Association 4A State Champions.
McClintock's main rival in football has been Tempe High School since 1964. Tempe and McClintock have annual, non-conference rivalry games. McClintock has been the historical favorite in the matchup, although returning to their dominance since 2017.
The Chargers' first state football title came in 1977, when the team went undefeated and captured the championship with a 14–9 playoff victory over Phoenix's Washington High School. Three years later, the Chargers posted a 12–2 record and won their second title by defeating Phoenix's Trevor Browne High School in the 1980 championship game. Their third state title in 1989 capped a 13–2 season that ended with a 42–14 playoff victory over Mesa's Westwood High.
Recent state and national championships
- 2012 – McClintock Marching Band Division III State Champions
- 2010 – McClintock Spiritline National Champions
- 2010 – 4A-I Boys' Basketball State Champions
- 2007 – 4A-I Boys' Baseball State Champions
- Jules Asner – actress
- Tony Carrillo – comics artist
- Futuristic – rapper
- Doug Hopkins – former musician with the Gin Blossoms
- Tank Johnson – football player
- Jason Kyle – football player
- Jeff Larish – baseball player
- Bill Leen – musician with the Gin Blossoms
- Dan Manucci – football player
- Mike Mendoza – baseball player
- Rick Neuheisel – football player, college head coach and broadcaster
- Anthony Parker – football player
- Shawn Patterson – football player
- Matt Perisho – baseball player
- David Tab Rasmussen (1958–2014) – biological anthropologist
- Jason Butler Rote (aka Jason Rote) – TV/film writer-creator (animation)
- James G. Stavridis - U.S. Navy admiral, diplomat, author, educator
- John Tait – football player
- Kenny Wheaton – football player
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