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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Arvada High School is a public school located in Arvada, CO. It has 937 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.
Address
7951 West 65th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80004
Telephone
(303) 982-0162

Arvada High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1160
18 responses
Average ACT
23
47 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
$72,010
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Powder Puff
    25%
  • Talent Show
    25%
  • Mr. Big Red
    17%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Seniors v Staff softball game
    13%
  • Musicals/Theater Arts
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
937
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,091
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,885/ year
National
$12,239
59%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Arvada High School is like a second home to me. Even though people think Arvada High isn't the best school in the district to send their kids they're wrong. Arvada is one of the less cliche-ish schools I've ever been to. "Jocks" don't just hang with "jocks" and "nerds" don't just hang with "nerds", the choir kids hang out with the cheerleaders and the football players are even on the chess team. The staff and teachers love and care for all of their students and we have amazing teachers that support us and motivate us to try harder and harder! I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else!
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Arvada High School overall is a fantastic school, in my opinion. Throughout the four years I attended, I witnessed not large scale bullying or harassment. This is huge in my book, since I grew up in schools where things like that ran rampant. It was nice studying and learning in a school that has a friendly environment, high standards for students, as well as great school and team spirit! I grew up a lot in that school, and I was sad to eventually leave it. But easily my favorite part about that school was the extremely friendly and helpful staff and teachers. A large majority of my all time favorite teachers teach or taught at that school, and something like that always helps when trying to reach your academic goals.
The teachers are great - really. All the teachers I've had care and seem to have an emotional investment in kids passing. Unfortunately, the administration is so out of touch with students and staff that it makes it hard for the teachers to help students excel. The administration, instead of just trying to be down to earth with students, is always attempting the new hip or trendy school style that'll supposedly bring the school out of the dust and into one of the top schools in Colorado. This has really had the opposite effect, where the disconnect between administration and students has led to an atmosphere of general uncaring about graduating around the school. And despite the best efforts of teachers, the administration continues to drag down the school.