A
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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
6500 Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303
Telephone
(303) 447-1010

Boulder Valley School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
812 responses
Average ACT
28
1,368 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,908
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,496
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$333,238,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,345/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Boulder Valley School District Reviews

47 reviews
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Every school I've attended in BVSD has had excellent classes and resources for students. BVSD also has an open enrollment policy that allows students to pick the school that would work best for them, including a couple charter schools. At all levels, there is a myriad of clubs and activities for all kinds of kids. The YMCA runs before and after school programs to help parents who work. The schools have accessible resources for kids with disabilities and good ESL programs. Some schools in BVSD have good resources for TAG kids. All the schools have great counselors and intervention specialists. Schools even have a police officer assigned to them. Unfortunately, there is a key reason I only gave the district a 4/5. The administration often doesn't listen to serious complaints about sexual harassment, sexism, and bullying. In BVSD there isn't anyone to go that will take these as seriously as they should be, especially when an adult is the perpetrator of abusive acts.
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I will have been at BVSD for 13 years now, my entire schooling career. Through that time, I've seen some troubling things occur within the management of the school and overall administration. The late superintendent of the school cared not for the safety of students, as he allowed school to continue with over two feet of snow on the ground, and thick ice on the road. In addition, the district, in my view, is much more focused on obtaining funding from the state of Colorado, rather than introduce useful information to students in its curriculum. To a 13-year student like myself, I feel that BVSD is preparing students only for standardized testing to achieve greater funding. This does not include AP tests of IB diplomas, only state-required exams. I feel like more of a number at this school district than I would hope.
I have been attending schools in the Boulder Valley School District since kindergarten. Now I am a senior in high school and I can conclude that overall my educational experience has been good. I have developed my own unique thought process and I'm sure every other student has as well. From elementary to high school, each teacher was helpful and resourceful. Each class was engaging and challenging enough to keep students interested. Although there were the occasional complaints about the taste of the cafeteria food or unprofessional faculty behavior (incorporating strong political bias in their teaching), I believe that the Boulder Valley School District prepared me enough to continue my education successfully.