B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    C+
  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, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% 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
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1120
14 responses
Average ACT
24
47 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
Average
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.
Arvada High School is mediocre as far as high school goes. The teachers are amazing and truly connect with students that put in time and effort, however, the academics and sports have a longstanding reputation for being terrible. The administration is ineffective, and clearly only show compassion for specific groups amongst the school. The diversity is great, but high school is high school, and cliques will remain loyal to their own cliques. The school overall isn’t terrible, but it needs some major improvements. My experience was great because of the effort I put into my school work and sports.