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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Cheyenne Mountain High School is a top rated, public school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 1,255 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
1200 Cresta Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Telephone
(719) 475-6110

Cheyenne Mountain High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1290
114 responses
Average ACT
28
149 responses
AP Enrollment
54%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,158
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,013
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,100
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Akchita, the traditional Native American welcome
    34%
  • Freshman introductions
    17%
  • The bi-yearly talent show
    14%
  • Band Concerts
    9%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Soccer Games
    9%
  • Choir concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,255
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,011
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.2%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$8,609/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Cheyenne Mountain High School Reviews

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Cheyenne is an interesting school. It was definitley an intellectual challenge for those interested in taking and utilizing the AP courses, which made the transition to college significantly easier seeing as you were overly prepared. This was a challenge in high school, for the classes can be extremely strenuous but they do teach you a lot. The atmosphere is interesting. There is very little diversity and a lot of entitlement. The sport teams are good, but there is very little school spirit. The overarching feeling of academic success is good in some ways and bad in others. Overall, the school is very good, teachers are amazing, and you will learn a lot.
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I love Cheyenne Mountain. The new school is beautiful, and the staff are very personable and want you to achieve. There are so many clubs, sports, and activities that are offered here, so you are never bored and always have something to do! The human resources and support from the counseling office, college services, and administration are invaluable and the very best quality here at Cheyenne.
CMHS is a competitive school with excellent teachers, academics, and athletics! The student body is an amazing community which incourages growth and learning together.