An aerial view of current day Maricopa High School, with the "old gym" on the right.

Football players and cheerleaders at Maricopa High School in 1955. [Maricopa Historical Society]
The Maricopa High School campus has grown considerably over the years. The football players and cheerleaders pictured were among the 28 MHS students — all freshmen — in 1955. Today, enrollment is about 2,400 with a second high school, Desert Sunrise, scheduled to open in July on the east side of town.



An aerial view of Maricopa High Schools gym and classrooms in 1955. [Maricopa Historical Society]

This story was first published in the April edition of InMaricopa magazine.