A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
13399 West Coal Mine Avenue
Littleton, CO 80127
Telephone
(303) 982-1970

Dakota Ridge Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1210
14 responses
Average ACT
26
163 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Pep rally
    16%
  • Basketball games
    14%
  • Day Without Hate
    12%
  • Musical
    4%
  • Senior assembly
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,540
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,216
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,757/ year
National
$11,890
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

Dakota Ridge Senior High School Reviews

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Dakota Ridge is simply more than a school, it is a community. The administration is extremely supportive of every club and student; they are constantly encouraging students and assisting them--not only in ensuring that a topic is well understood but also by having an open ear to anyone who needs a friend. Similarly, the students are friendly and welcoming to all people. There is usually a heavy work load and high expectations, but there are several support networks and workshops for tutoring, colleges, obtaining jobs, and personal issues. Well-maintained, the school grounds are beautiful and clean providing a comfortable learning environment. Just being a part of the school community establishes a sense of connection, safety, and sense of belonging.
Review Dakota Ridge Senior High School
I joined cheerleading and that opened doors for me to meet new people. It helped me to be a more confident and outgoing person which in turn expanded my friend circle. My teachers have always encouraged me and influenced me to work my hardest in school, and I love that! Dakota has a great support system for anyone who feels alone, and I have found it very easy to build connections with teachers and faculty which help keep me grounded and set my goals high! Mr Plautz (my counselor) has constantly listened to my struggles and helped me stay on track in my academics. Dakota has given me the best high school experience I could ask for! I feel more than prepared to start the next chapter of schooling in my life.
I have enjoyed my academic learning as it was fair and helpful for my learning capabilities. We had many fun events and assemblies that strive to make the school as one which is awesome so everyone feels apart of the school. Athletics were unfair for me on my part as my friends and I wanted to create a dance club to perform at assemblies and sport events because we do not have a poms team. Although, it was extremely difficult to find use of our dance club and we had to flight a lot of battles to even get one basketball game (which was a weekend game that no one went too) Overall, I did meet some of my closest friends at Dakota and I will forever cherish my memories at this school.