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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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
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 52% 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
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
152 responses
Average ACT
27
220 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Class color day
    28%
  • Marching Band Performances
    15%
  • Homecoming bon fire and powder puff
    14%
  • Academy Time
    8%
  • Kadet Krazies
    8%
  • Games against Cheyenne Mountain
    7%
  • Homecoming
    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%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,257
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,043/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Overall, I have enjoyed my time here at AAHS. I found activities that I enjoy, I’ve taken some incredibly fun and rigorous courses, and I have met some amazing people here. Despite this, there is still a lot to work on to make the school better. Firstly, the teachers here don’t seem to care unless they are teaching honors or AP courses. The honors and AP teachers are incredible and make learning fun but unless you’re involved in these courses, you don’t get that. Most of the teachers here are often biased and pick favorites. Secondly, there is absolutely no diversity. There’s no cultural diversity within the students and teachers. The school is filled with primarily privledged white kids who have the same personality as an Adidas sandal. There are no fun sports to participate in. The only good and enjoyable “sports” team to watch is the marching band. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great things about this school, but in my opinion, the bad outweighs the good.
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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!
Air Academy is a wonderful school that truly cares about each and every student accomplishing as much as they can during their high school careers. For the most part, teachers are very passionate about the material they teach and encourage students to become enthusiastic about learning. There are a plethora of student run clubs that gives each person a place to explore the things they love. Air Academy makes up for the quality it lacks in sports with a stellar marching band that is nationally ranked. Every single student has the opportunity to excel.