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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Animas High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Durango, CO. It has 252 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Animas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1120
64 responses
Average ACT
26
30 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$63,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,237
National
$949
Median Home Value
$442,900
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Osprey Week
    40%
  • Advisory Olympics
    27%
  • Everyday at school
    20%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Student Orientation
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
252
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Animas High School is a fun, outside-the-box school. My personal experience was great, since I was able to focus on subjects that intrigued me. I believe every student can personalize their high school experience here. I would give it 5 stars, however, I did feel that this school is very idealistic in it's humanities classes. These classes focused on morality and socialization more than history and english, which in my opinion makes it difficult for students to form their own opinions and to a lesser extent makes standardized testing a challenge.

The science and math classes at Animas High School were by far the most compelling. We were able to apply the knowledge we learned in class to real life situations. Using our base knowledge that was taught to us to create things, problem solve, and expand on what we already knew, made these classes my favorite by far. The science program alone at Animas High School is why I am giving this school 4 stars.
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Animas has created an open, student focused learning environment that targets individual student growth positively allowing for students to manifest themselves into their visions of their future. I chose Animas High School to explore my future and challenge myself to new heights. The student teacher relationships within the school allow me to pursue my interests with support from teachers who know me and my limits. Animas' student voice allows for a school that is run for the students by the students to ensure a healthy learning environment. If you're still wondering why I chose Animas High School, come for a visit.
I went here all four years of high school and loved it! I learned so much about real-world topics and skills I will use for my whole life. People are kind and accepting. I loved all my classmates very much. There are definitely things about it that weren't so great though. If you are looking for a traditional education, this is not the place to go. If you need structure to succeed as a student than DHS may be a better fit. If you want to learn and find passions in life while surrounded by really cool people, this is the place for you!