Aspen School District No. 1 is a highly rated, public school district located in Aspen, CO. It has 1,678 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
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Aspen School District No. 1 Reviews
I could not have asked for a better high school experience. The faculty, staff, and administrators form a cohesive team conducive to an excellent learning environment. The curriculum is demanding but there is a lot of room for intellectual and personal exploration. The support I received from everyone is incredible. I feel extremely well prepared for Harvard. The ex-Ed program will forever be my favorite experiences because of how much I learned about nature and about myself in addition to the deep, meaningful friendships I was able to make. Thank you for shaping me into the person I am AHS!
Experiential education programs and school's participation with International Baccalaureate were two of the most valuable parts of going to school here. In terms of teachers, some were amazing and some were lackluster. Some teachers literally showed us tv shows when they didn't want to teach. I had at least one teacher who was not committed and didn't care each year. The music program was extremely lacking and was one of the biggest disappointments. Sports are emphasized but music has little funding, participation, and encouragement. The school culture was very focused around partying and drugs and popularity/ image which I did not like. There was also a lot of change in the administration... I had 3 different principles in my 4 years there. Although the college counseling and readiness program was strong, it put too much focus on college as the end-all be-all and shamed students who didn't follow that path.
Aspen appears to have it all and they talk a lot about how they provide it all to its students, but it’s a little like seeing an old woman in a lot of makeup, or an old man with a toupee and silly sports car. Not exactly getting what you think at a glance. It needs to make some big changes to get into a new level of excellence where progress and student focus is real and not just all talk. The leadership is unmatched in its level of total incompetency and intimidation, and change is needed at the top before the place implodes. It would be interesting to see what a strong responsible board can do to turn things around, but only time will tell if they will continue to kowtow to Maloy like other boards have and continue to allow the problems that he has a special talent for creating to fester.