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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Academy of Charter Schools is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Westminster, CO. It has 1,866 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
11800 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80031
Telephone
(303) 289-8088

Academy of Charter Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
16 responses
Average ACT
25
63 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,805
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,189
National
$949
Median Home Value
$249,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • All of the school wide community traditions!
    31%
  • Bleacher creature event after a basketball game
    31%
  • Sports
    23%
  • Fall Festival
    8%
  • Here just let me hand you my checkbook
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,866
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,305
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,256/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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I really enjoyed the staff and the classes. The teachers were all very knowledgable, kind, and willing to help. I also enjoyed the small school atmosphere. I transferred here my senior year and they had amazing programs to get me acquainted. Everyone knew that I was new and tried to help out, or tried to be my friends. The school also had a large number of foreign exchange students, making for great diversity. The sports teams, and the culture around them could have been better.
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The Academy helped me find who I am. It is one of those places that pushes you to be a better you, while surrounding you with people who truly care about you. From teachers to students, to coaches, I know that I'm well cared for and I do not worry about my future. I've been accurately prepared for a life fulll of challenges and trials. Being a senior I find security in my wildcat family because they've been there through it all. The Academy is more than just a school, it's welcoming center for people who want to challenge themselves, get connected and reach their furthest potential.
There are great things about this school and it has a lot of potential. Hiring and retention has not been satisfactory for the students. Teachers don't teach the content, then leave during the school year. It might be that support is needed from the administrative staff and/or established teachers on how to better fit in.

When new students are allowed to break student conduct rules, it is extremely frustrating for the students who are good students. Too much attention is paid to those that are disruptive.