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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 top rated, public school located in Centennial, CO. It has 2,258 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
2201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122
Telephone
(303) 347-6000

Arapahoe High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
167 responses
Average ACT
28
312 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$96,422
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,458
National
$949
Median Home Value
$339,300
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.41 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 214 responses
Report
  • Open campus
    20%
  • Homecoming bonfire
    14%
  • Arena scheduling (and off hours)
    14%
  • Pep assemblies
    12%
  • The Wild Warrior Women club for senior girls
    11%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Warrior Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,258
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,748
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,328/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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From the past four years at Arapahoe High School, I can confidently say that I feel prepared and ready for college and higher education. While there are many great parts of Arapahoe, such as the variable schedule or off-campus privileges, I believe that the best part of being a Warrior are the teachers. All of the teachers I've known care greatly about the school and their students. Most teachers will meet with students to help them before/after school and during their office hours. As a further testament to the teachers at this school, I and many others have gone back to past teachers for help in a new subject finding that our teachers are glad to help! While the academics can be challenging, the teachers are truly there to help students succeed and achieve their goals.
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Arapahoe High School is surrounded by a great community! We take challenges and we rise above them socially, emotionally and academically. The teachers at Arapahoe have influenced not only my desire to further my learning but also have taught me about leadership and kindness to everyone I meet. I think attending Arapahoe and growing from a school shooting and not letting that one tragic event define us shows our strength. Our school motto is "Warriors always take care of one another" and I have found this in the opportunities of student leadership and within the learning environment. I wish that everyone could see the value of our school with a sense of optimism and gratitude for the learning encouraged for the school.
Arapahoe is unlike the rest. A teacher with a bad attitude, no sense of humor, or a lack of empathy would stand out here. Each teacher is passionate, supportive, energetic, wise, and they actively seeks to understand the issues/wishes of students. The student body is respectful, driven, energetic, talented, driven, spirited, and connected. Clubs are numerous and unique and the learning opportunities far outnumber most schools. There are classes for jewelery, yoga, scuba diving, weight training, diving, culinary, social dance, law, woodworking, and more. The staff strive to create a positive and safe environment and are always talking or meeting with students and staying after school to help with an event/club. The building is clean, functional, and decorated. There's not a resource you cannot access nor is there ever a time when you can't get help. Students' physical, social, mental, and educational needs are always met. I wouldn't trade my 4 years at AHS for the world, I'll miss it.