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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
American Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Castle Pines, CO. It has 1,782 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
6971 Mira Vista Lane
Castle Pines, CO 80108
Telephone
(720) 292-5200
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%

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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$130,609
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,467
National
$949
Median Home Value
$476,000
National
$184,700

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
6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,519
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.2%
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We love American Academy! The school’s charter says that the school is academically rigorous, which is why we chose to come here. AA offers differentiated instruction, meaning that children are taught at the level they’re at, which supports high-performing students.

Other pluses: Core Knowledge curriculum, STEM units once each semester, amazing arts/drama program.

The main “complaint” of parents here is the amount of homework. It seems that kids either get it done on their own with no issues (at a certain grade level all of the kids have a study hall) or kids are in tears nightly with the homework load. Grade levels have a standardized homework load. Parents that complain have children that probably shouldn’t be in an academically rigorous school. Not all kids are “into” academics.
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We love it here! We’re at the LM campus and have had really positive experiences. The teachers have been responsive and respectful. The support staff and administration has addressed all of our needs and concerns as well. The Core Knowledge curriculum is fantastic and has enriched my children’s curious nature. And there are plenty of opportunities for parents to get involved! All it takes is reaching out and trying hard to stay informed. It’s a school with high expectations of behavior and academics that might seem too strict to some. AA won’t be a perfect fit for everyone! Thank goodness the district has open enrollment so we all can find the school that best suits our families’ needs. We’ve found our perfect fit at AA!
American Academy is an excellent school. It makes sure that you are well prepared for high school. Many who go to public high schools say that they were well prepared and that high school was easy for you. American Academy challenges you to do your best and gives you many fun ways to do so. They have really high expectations in order to push you to your best.