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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  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
Cheyenne Mountain High School is a top rated, public school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 1,299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Cheyenne Mountain High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1290
201 responses
Average ACT
28
183 responses
AP Enrollment
54%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$61,324
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,700
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • Akchita, the traditional Native American welcome
    35%
  • Freshman introductions
    16%
  • The bi-yearly talent show
    14%
  • Band Concerts
    8%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Soccer Games
    8%
  • Choir concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,299
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,794/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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The school does a great job of preparing students for a successful collegiate career post-graduation, always challenging students academically. I learned advanced writing techniques and test taking strategies. However, the school fails students of more artistic merit about how to build a stable career/life without implementing a standard four year university experience. Furthermore, financial responsibility was never emphasized, and therefore I struggled after graduating to discover how to find scholarship money, take out loans, and understanding how to pay those loans back. The school does not have a very diverse student population, and therefore lacks insight on designating alternative career paths for students not interested in college. I encourage the school to make students feel comfortable, supported, and encouraged to pursue their passions, aiding them with the knowledge they need to support themselves financially if they decide to pursue a career path less traveled.
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Cheyenne is a very competitive high school that offers great opportunities to a student with a solid work ethic. Students here are generally expected to take multiple AP classes and be prepared to excel in college, and there are lots of sports, clubs, and electives to choose from, though it's fairly obvious that the school is STEM focused. While that's great for many kids at Cheyenne, students aren't exactly encouraged to pursue a passion in the arts. If you don't have a lot of free time or plan to participate in extracurriculars or a sport, be careful taking too many hard classes because there's a lot of work outside of class. Taking four AP classes junior year, I had at least three or four hours of homework a day, but it really depends on the classes you take. If diversity is important to you in a school, this is not the place for you, as there is quite an abundance of rich white kids. The nickname "vanilla valley" was given to CMHS for a reason.
Very nice school! The teachers can be accommodating since they know how hard the academics are. Of course there is a lot of homework and the workload can be a lot, but it really prepares you for the future. The students are great and the athletics are amazing even though they used to be better. A great school, but has its flaws like every other school.