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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Glenwood Springs High School is a highly rated, public school located in Glenwood Springs, CO. It has 896 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
1521 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Telephone
(970) 384-5555
Website

Glenwood Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
84 responses
Average ACT
27
99 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,241
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,167
National
$949
Median Home Value
$327,000
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Home coming
    46%
  • Homecoming week
    23%
  • Use to be Prom and Homecoming until now
    15%
  • choir concerts
    8%
  • Sitting at home and not coming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
896
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,817
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,035/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Glenwood Springs High School Reviews

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Glenwood is an incredible school because they provide countless opportunities to all of their students in regards to education, sports, clubs, music, art, etc. The teachers are constantly on the look out for students that may be struggling in terms of their classes, social life and home life. The school offers a wide selection of classes and has an outstanding AP program. I had an amazing experience during my time at GSHS and I would recommend their educational system to anyone, because that school welcomed me and became my family from the moment I walked in as a freshman and to the moment I walked across the stage at graduation.
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I instantly felt like I belonged in the school when I came in my freshman year. The freshman orientation is very helpful, and the school is organized in a way that makes classes very easy to find. People are very welcoming in general. We used to have great school lunches, but they were expensive as they were made by professional cooks. Now we have a federal lunch program that is very affordable, but just as gross as most school lunches are. Like many schools, we do not recieve enough funding, but the community is often willing to donate to make up for any shortcomings in the financial department.
My experience at GSHS was fairly positive. I liked how the teachers were always ready and available to help the students. The culture and climate of the school was very good. All races got along fine, which made it for a safe school. Our SRO was on campus a lot and hung out with students in order to get to know each and every one of them. He was also very diligent with the complaints that came his way. Our counseling office was very helpful whenever we needed them. Our class sizes are pretty big, so lowering the class sizes would be pretty helpful.