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+
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
1150
10 responses
Average ACT
24
46 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
896
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
16:1
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 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.
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Arvada has completely changed my life. Especially the choir and theater department. Everyone, including teachers, are extremely excepting no matter who you are. The academics push you to your limits if you are willing to put in the work. The counselors, mine being Kevin Falk, help as much and as often as they can. Something I would like to see change about Arvada High School is the organization and regulations of rules that the administration has to follow and enforce. Administrators will threaten punishments towards certain students their first offense and then let other students off with no punishment every time if a rule, for example violating dress code, is broken. Equality needs to be enforced greatly.
I liked that the majority of the teachers I had were committed to seeing their students graduate. One thing I would say that needs to be changed is the requirement to attend rallies. Unless they're absolutely important, students shouldn't be required to attend. Another thing is the school needs to provide a little more discipline to the students. During my years attending high school, the underclassmen started to get a little worse when it came to fighting, cussing, dress code, etc.