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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
East High School is a top rated, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 2,471 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO 80206
Telephone
(720) 423-8300
Website

East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1260
238 responses
Average ACT
27
373 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
A
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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 192 responses
Report
  • School sporting events
    20%
  • Pop Show
    19%
  • School Plays/ Musicals
    16%
  • Music Performances
    13%
  • Speech and debate events
    8%
  • Pep rally
    7%
  • Senior pranks
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,471
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
39.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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I loved my 4 years at East High School! Not only did they offer a variety of AP and Honors courses, they made it easy to become involved in the school through extracurricular activities. I was able to start my own club, compete at nationals for constitutional law, and form friendships with a diversity of people. Advisors and teachers were always eager to help me with any academic problem I had, no matter how big or small. The school truly comes together at sports events to support fellow student athletes. Anything is possible when you are an angel!
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East high school is the perfect place for anyone who wants a little bit of everything. There are great teachers who make learning fun and enjoyable, while at the same time no other public school in Colorado matches the angel spirit. With over 2,500 students, no matter where you go, there will always be a new face you have never seen before, and there is a place for anyone to fit in. I have enjoyed myself at East high school from the challenging, yet rewarding STEM classes to my fun and diverse art classes. After four years I am well prepared for college because of the resources available and connections I have made thus far. Once an angel always an angel!
I truly felt for most of my time at East that I belonged. East does a great job at working with everyone and making everyone feel welcome. There was a level of entitlement within the old administration that I wish wasn't around, although I do know that there was a change in principle and possibly that made a difference. There was a stigma around the school that sports were held far higher than arts and unfortunately that led to a few miscommunications with the arts department and the administration. In the future I would just really like to see the entire administration work to make every aspect of the school safe for everyone and break the structures of "sports kids" and "drama kids" by creating an inclusive environment.