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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Denver, CO. It has 518 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
4800 Telluride Street 2
Denver, CO 80249
Telephone
(303) 524-6300

Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1190
57 responses
Average ACT
24
52 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,258
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$292,700
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
518
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High School Reviews

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Throughout my middle school and high school experience, I can say DSST: Green Valley Ranch has prepared me for my future. Although it is a very strict and challenging school, they are preparing each and every student for college.
As a diverse community, we've had many accomplishments and successes. Ever since it was opened, DSST: GVR has been ranked #1 in Denver. Also, we were ranked in #320 in the National Rankings and earned a goal medal. DSST is not only a competitive school academically, but athletically. The boy's basketball and boy's soccer have brought trophies and pride to our school too! I can proudly say that this school has shaped the student I am today.
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Dsst gvr is a really academically competitive school. That's the reason it has 100% college acceptance. It starts setting up the foundation of the students as freshmen and prepare us for each of our next steps. I really admire how much they push students to be great but not only the fact that they push you, they also support you along the way and provide as many resources as possible to the students. I also like how dsst is always pushing for the best of the school. It's diversity and culture really bring students together and help create these bonds that help students go through the education process as well as open new doors to new opportunities.
The great thing about DSST: GVR HS is that they prepare you mainly for the SAT. The amount of opportunities available and in class time dedicated to studying and practicing for the SAT was a lot and really helped me achieve a good SAT score especially for math. The biggest downside is the grading process. Before I went to DSST I would get nothing but A’s and B’s but when I went to DSST I started getting C’s and B’s. So while DSST helped raise my SAT score, they lowered my GPA. One of the teachers that I know well was telling me that they are trying to figure out better ways to help students’ grades because DSST’s overall GPA is a 2.5 while good high schools in Colorado have a 3.5 average. So with that being said it is frustrating because there are a lot of scholarships that have GPA requirements and I barely don’t meet those requirements.