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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Boulder High School is a top rated, public school located in Boulder, CO. It has 2,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
1604 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone
(720) 561-2200

Boulder High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1320
243 responses
Average ACT
29
238 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Median Home Value
$600,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • The paper drop at the end of AP testing
    29%
  • Senior BBQ
    13%
  • Senior pranks
    12%
  • Cap toss at Graduation
    11%
  • School plays
    9%
  • Sport Events
    8%
  • Band and Orchestra concerts.
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,345/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Boulder High School Reviews

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Boulder High School has incredible academics and athletics. I believe that Boulder High provided me with the education I need to succeed. With that said, Boulder High School's motto is "a place for everyone". And this is true. If you are an athletic, rich, white kid. Bullying is hidden but definitely there. Drug use is out of control and teachers and administration promise to fix it but never do. The N word is used in every day conversation. LGBT+ people are talked negatively. These are things that you don't see unless you are a student there.
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It was a great school. Many different opinions from other people. I enjoyed attending it. I made good friends and the teachers were mostly understanding and helpful. The school really cares for the safety of the students and lots of measures are taken to ensure this. The school was remodeled which was nice, the grading was hard but simple. The school definitely tried to prepare students for college in every way. There was very few parking. Great walking distance from pearl street mall which was amazing. Located in a great area where you can see the mountains.
I was an exchange student there for a year. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. A variety of classes and extracurricular activities is offered, for examples, bowling, archery, cooking, theatre, etc. Teachers are truly experts in their fields and aim to provide the best learning experience to their students. It was really a great time being a part of this amazing institution!