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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 an above average, public, charter school located in Durango, CO. It has 274 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
271 Twin Buttes Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Telephone
(970) 247-2474
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Animas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
40 responses
Average ACT
26
28 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,521
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Median Home Value
$427,600
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
Report
  • 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
274
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
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 Reviews

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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!
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Animas High School is a Project Based college preparatory school that strongly values community and student teacher relationships. I have had a wonderful experience here. The staff actually care about their jobs, so it makes for an exciting and engaging learning environment. The staff are happy to spend 1 on 1 time with students helping them to be successful. Animas has a multitude of internship and community outreach opportunities, and our school is very connected with the Durango community. Students here are excited to learn and grow as individuals in a rapidly changing society. I highly encourage anyone interested in the school to check out the school in more detail at http://animashighschool.com.
This year will be my senior year attending Animas Highschool. This school is a college preparatory and focuses on building life skills that will be beneficial to students who intend to pursue college. Animas Highschool models after High Tech High, but are smaller in size compare. Overall, the academics are challenging and very well articulated for students like myself to gain prior knowledge for college that not many high school students aren't taught in regular schools.