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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  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 an above average, public, charter school located in Durango, CO. It has 299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
3206 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81320
Telephone
(970) 247-2474
Website

Animas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
32 responses
Average ACT
26
27 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,334
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$383,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Osprey Week
    43%
  • Advisory Olympics
    29%
  • Everyday at school
    14%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Student Orientation
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
299
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$29,221
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$7,588/ year
National
$12,239
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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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!
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When I was choosing where to go to high school, Animas was a clear choice for me. It is a small school, under 400 students total, which makes it unique from most of the other public options. The small size provided for me a much richer sense of community, where I knew all of my peers and they all knew me. Similarly, it fostered extremely deep connections between my teachers and me, something that I hadn't experienced to that extent before. The curriculum is wide open, and mainly focused around projects and real life applications. The main problems affecting the school seem to be lack of funds. The facilities are not great, to say the least. There are not a ton of extracurriculars or electives available to students. The teachers definitely have a liberal bias that has seeped into some of the coursework and projects, but never on their opinions of students or their work.
If you choose Animas High School, you must be very self driven. A majority of the teachers offer a wonderful classroom experience and challenging content. AHS is very successful in the "student-teacher relationship" arena. However, it lacks in discipline and its math curriculum. To further explain, taking grade level math is a requirement for every student, and if you wish to take a higher level math class, you must sacrifice one of your elective periods. Overall, success at Animas High School is obtainable, as long as you are open to working for it.