Skip to Main Content
A
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 2,230 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.

Arapahoe High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1260
346 responses
Average ACT
28
419 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
Do You Work at Arapahoe High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$105,974
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,679
National
$949
Median Home Value
$398,700
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.49 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 263 responses
Report
  • Open campus
    19%
  • Arena scheduling (and off hours)
    14%
  • Homecoming bonfire
    12%
  • 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
2,230
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 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.80 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
Schools like Arapahoe High School
More

Arapahoe High School Reviews

537 reviews
All Categories
The past four years at Arapahoe have included some of the best and worst moments of my life. I have met some of the most amazing and genuine people, but I have also lost many to suicide. The Arapahoe community has done a lot of work to spread awareness about mental health and the teachers and staff have reached out in many ways. My hope is that as my class and I are moving on, the community is able to heal. I hope students feel comfortable enough to talk about their health with a trusted adult. Teachers and staff at Arapahoe have been outstanding! They really make an effort to get to know each and every student.
Start Your Review of Arapahoe High School
Rate It!
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!
I’ve seen several reviews state that teachers and admin only care about the student athletes. This has absolutely not been my experience over the past 3 years. I am not involved in sports whatsoever, and my teachers have made me feel welcome and cared for at school every day. My teachers are some of the most amazing people I’ve met, and they’ve opened my mind to academic and professional opportunities I wouldn’t have considered without them. I have yet to have a teacher that I dislike. Our admin and other staff members also care. They wouldn’t be in education if they didn’t want to help students grow. Our school has had a horrific decade, but we’ve also made incredible strides towards building our community to heal from those challenges. As much as I complain about waking up early and sitting in classes for a majority of my day, I’m more than happy with my school. There’s honestly no where else I’d rather get my education.