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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Air Academy High School is a highly rated, public school located in Usaf Academy, CO. It has 1,370 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
6910 Carlton Dr.
Usaf Academy, CO 80840
Telephone
(719) 234-2400

Air Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1230
137 responses
Average ACT
27
215 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
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  • Class color day
    28%
  • Marching Band Performances
    16%
  • Homecoming bon fire and powder puff
    15%
  • Kadet Krazies
    9%
  • Academy Time
    8%
  • Games against Cheyenne Mountain
    8%
  • Drumline performances
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,370
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,043/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Air Academy is a unique and familiar school at the same time; being on the Air Force Academy is strange but unique and creates a culture unlike any other school. I have found that students, faculty and alumni are all proud of being a part of the school, and the history runs deep. The vast majority teachers are willing to put in extra help for students and try to create a 1 on 1 experience that is excellent. Teams from soccer to girls lacrosse to basketball have won state championships and just last year Katie Rainsberger was the best girls Cross Country Runner in the country. Parent Involvement is incredible, and seeing where Air Academy Students have gone to college proves just how great the school is!
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Air Academy HS has a wide variety of academic/elective classes available to its students, with an equally varying amount of success with students and teachers. The custodians do well with keeping the school clean. Many rooms still have asbestos in ceiling. The school recently received more funding via the district, which is in the process of paying for renovations to building 'B', and the purchase of two wall screens titled "Skool" that are turned off during school hours due to distrust in the students by the admin- a more effective use of that money would have been renovating and repairing the school bathrooms (one of which is missing walls between toilets, part of why the school obtained money in the first place). In general, the school is serviceable, providing the advanced students the best education they can offer- A fact that is difficult to extend to students who are not on the advanced track, due to a divide between the "graduation" and "college" pathways the school suggests.
I moved to Air Academy High School at the beginning of my junior year. The academic challenge of changing schools was difficult but my teachers and counselors were there to support me and helped in finding the correct fit in my classes. The students are very welcoming and I do not want my senior year to end. I would recommend this school to parents and students. The only thing I could even think of changing would be the food but I am pretty picky!