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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Arapahoe High School is a highly rated, public school located in Centennial, CO. It has 2,262 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
2201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122
Telephone
(303) 347-6000
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Arapahoe High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1260
265 responses
Average ACT
28
380 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$949
Median Home Value
$367,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 238 responses
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  • Open campus
    19%
  • Arena scheduling (and off hours)
    13%
  • Homecoming bonfire
    13%
  • Pep assemblies
    11%
  • The Wild Warrior Women club for senior girls
    11%
  • Football Games
    7%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,262
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,812/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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I loved being a student at Arapahoe. The teachers are very involved and interested in students' lives, making learning more enjoyable. The administration team cares deeply for the students, and are always reaching out to better the community. I felt that the student body was very close, and I rarely saw signs of students ostracizing one another. Overall, I loved my time at Arapahoe and hope that all current and future students find the community as inviting as I did!
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Arapahoe has absolutely phenomenal teachers and staff and an excellent curriculum. However they are lacking in the counseling department. I’m my four years at Arapahoe, I dealt with the deaths of four of my classmates—all to suicide. The school did not handle the grieving students very well, especially when two of them committed suicide on consecutive days. School resumed all too quickly and the staff was insensitive about a lot of it. If they were able to handle mental illness and counseling better than I would give my school a five star review. The teachers are some of the most supportive and encouraging adults I’ve ever met; they teach in whatever way helps their students best and always find ways to make high school less stressful and more entertaining.
Arapahoe HS demonstrates themselves as a high academic and sporting school. Our academics are off the charts and our sports strive to be the best. Which is great for a high school, yet so is mental health. Over the past years of being a high school student, I believe mental health needs to be a known issue among high schools.Arapahoe needs to understand that grades and sports are not just the core of there existence. Something needs to change about how they view there students. On the other spectrum, they strive for us to have the highest grades which is awesome. Arapahoe has given many students the opportunity to create lasting memories and amazing social and academic skills to use in life. As a whole, I believe Arapahoe HS is an amazing school in the aspect of high academics and pushing there students to be the best of the best, but sometimes being the best of the best isn't always in one's best interest and self-care and mental health are at the top of the list.