Animas High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Durango, CO. It has 312 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 24.5% of students are at least proficient in math and 44.5% in reading.
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Health & Safety
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- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
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- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
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Animas High School Reviews
Animas is tight. Although we reside in two trailer-like building made from pieces of wood and rusty corrugated metal that somewhat distracts the student body and visitors of the quality of building that's full of mold and "skunks". I guess they were trying to go for the "every other house in vail" look, somewhat distracts the onlooker from the lack of government finding we were promised four years ago. Don't fret... student teacher relations are unlike any other school!
Student-teacher relationships at Animas are extraordinary! You can not find devotion like this at any other school. The teachers are committed to their job and for them teaching is a passion. Most teachers are young and are full of knowledge and passion about the topic they are teaching. They are willing to take the extra step to make each student gets the education they deserve and need. They cater to each student's individuality and personal interests. What's amazing about the teachers at Animas is the fact that they have the freedom to develop their own lesson plans that work with the student's needs. Instead of being forced by the state to teach to the test, our teachers create a plan that teaches student about the real world.
The atmosphere of a college preparatory school is upheld to the highest standard that they can. However, some of the staff can make this school seem one sided. Animas attempts to uphold the idea of tolerance, while a majority of the student body is willing to have logical and well thought out political and social discussions in a civil matter, the same can not be said for a few of the teachers residing there. Conservatives are a minority. In some instances, teachers will attempt to fit their political and social stances into the curriculum and spread this to impressionable students which is immoral. Many Conservative students seem scared to combat these immoral motions, because these teachers will simply send them to the hall or send them to the principle. Some staff choose to speak negatively about students to other teachers behind their backs, in a destructive manner. I would like to see a change in the professionalism and morality of the teachers and staff.