Melinda Murphy, Principal

Phone: 480-813-0051


Degrees and Certifications:

Melinda Murphy, Principal

Melinda Murphy taught English for eighteen years before moving into administration nine years ago. She has a BA in English from Southern Utah University, an MA in Speech Communication from Miami University of Ohio and earned her Principal's Certificate from Northern Arizona University.

Ms. Murphy has been with Gilbert Public Schools since 2006 and has four kids who all graduated from GPS's own Desert Ridge High School.

In her spare time she loves traveling with her husband, reading a good book with a Diet Coke by the pool, finding new places to eat, and working out.

Highland High Announcements

  • Fall Break - October 5-12

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  • Upcoming ACT Test


    Co-hort 2021 Seniors will be testing, no other students will be attending school that day.  No registration is necessary.  Buses will be picking up students in the morning at the regular time and will be leaving the school at 12:40 to take students home.  Students need to report to their testing location by 7:30 a.m.  Room assignments will be posted on campus by October 15th.

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  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students starting September 8th

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High School School Day Start & End Times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am–2:20pm

    Wednesday Early Release: 7:30am–1:20pm

    Half Days: 7:30am–11:20am

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