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 an elite, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 2,580 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% 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
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1270
182 responses
Average ACT
27
360 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 171 responses
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  • School sporting events
    20%
  • Pop Show
    20%
  • School Plays/ Musicals
    16%
  • Music Performances
    13%
  • Speech and debate events
    8%
  • Senior pranks
    7%
  • Pep rally
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,580
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
39.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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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!
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I was an international student at East High School for my senior year - class 2012. The school and everyone here were so nice, from teachers, students to staffs! Everyone had helped me a lot through out my school year and I have learned many new things. I miss my friends there and hope someday I can come back to visit them.
I went to East for 2 years before transferring out. It's a great school for many kids, with a few amazing supportive teachers who care a lot about the students. With a student body that is very energized and diverse. There are downfalls to the school, like that it's not very clean. Which is understandable it's a massive school so it's hard to maintain. But there have been sinks that were ripped out, windows smashed, strange smells, rats, and broken everything. The academics are alright, you can choose your route of difficulty and how hard you want to work. But even then, it's all manageable. Some departments are better than others, for example, the language department is a joke. The teachers try but the content is story based and mostly taught in English. Even with the high diversity, the school has in the student body, the "cliques" are not diverse. The culture is built on partying and drugs, not on academic excellence. It's a good school for what it is, but not the best one ever.