A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Denver, CO. It has 505 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% 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
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
43 responses
Average ACT
24
52 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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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
505
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
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
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
B
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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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.
Over the course 6 years, I have enjoyed my time at DSST. No other school in Denver pushes you with work and education like DSST. We have 100% acceptance into college and were gifted a spectacular gift by the government stating that we are one of the top high schools in the nation. Although are learning environments are beneficial for, the only problem I want solved is the school food. For a very successful school we should have a very successful breakfast and lunch. This will make kids want to eat more at the school instead of waiting to go home to eat.