422 reviews
  1. Littleton Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
2201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122
Telephone
(303) 347-6000

Arapahoe High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
65 responses
Average ACT
28
222 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 199 responses
  • Open campus
    19%
  • Homecoming bonfire
    15%
  • Arena scheduling (and off hours)
    13%
  • Pep assemblies
    13%
  • The Wild Warrior Women club for senior girls
    11%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Warrior Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,214
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,447
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,086/ year
National
$11,890
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses

Arapahoe High School Reviews

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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.
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 a wonderful school to grow students as athletes and learners. The curriculum is hard and the school makes it seem like very learner is the same, and expects everyone to learn at a fast pace, and puts a lot of pressure on standardized testing. Although Arapahoe lacks diversity and pressures students to be great test takers (like it's the end of the world if we aren't), the school has some of the best teachers in the nation. The teachers invest time and care like I've never seen into their students and care more about learning, than a grade on a test; however, the administration often lacks empathy and only seems to care about numbers rather than ratings. The entitled nature of the administration only makes the entitlement of the students that much worse.