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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Adams City High School is a public school located in Commerce City, CO. It has 1,782 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
7200 Quebec Parkway
Commerce City, CO 80022
Telephone
(303) 289-3111
Website

Adams City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1020
92 responses
Average ACT
21
131 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,787
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,066
National
$949
Median Home Value
$228,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies because of the inspirational speakers
    24%
  • Spirit Days
    22%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Class colors and change of the seats
    15%
  • Homecoming Week (Bonfires, Powderpuff etc.)
    11%
  • Orchestra
    2%
  • Choir
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,678
Teachers in First/Second Year
57.8%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,019/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Adams City High School (ACHS) has had its hard moments, but all four years i have went to this school it has been nothing but a home for me. We are family, even if there is fighting and intensity, every eagle is proud to be one. In ACHS pride is our biggest thing. All of Colorado either does not know out school, or we are seen as a terrible school. But one, we will be known, and two we are the best yet to come. The worst part of the school is the administration.We have never had a consistent admin to run the school. Every principal has quit or gotten a high position. however this will not stop anything. It is "all day at the A" ( head football coach's qoute) and together eagles will soar!
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I attended Adams City High School for 4 years, the lack of consistency and the poor administration is the biggest problem at ACHS. As I came into school for my senior year, on the first day, schedules were not ready for any of the students, classes were overfilled, and students did not have a set schedule up until the end of the semester. At the end of my senior, more than 20 teachers were fired, and our counselor was escorted out of the school by police because she refused to give up all the work she had done before getting fired. When students were infuriated by the administrations actions and decided to protest, the school forced all seniors to sign contracts stating that we would not engage in protests or else we would not be allowed to walk at graduation. In the four years that I went to ACHS I was just a number not a person, I hope that this will change in the future.
The only thing I really enjoyed about my time at Adams City High School were the teachers who helped us believe that we didn't have to be defined by the reputation of the school we went to. It was rare to find them, but those that fit into that category were amazing educators and mentors who had the bad luck of working for an administration that did not value that. Most students already had the mentality that they were at a bad school, and so effort was rare. For those of us who were able to resist that culture, it became exponentially more important to get into college, and away from Adams City. It is not a school that I personally would put my children in, but I am proud of the adversity that I overcame, and graduating from ACHS made me a stronger, more determined person.