A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  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 19 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
1210
59 responses
Average ACT
27
97 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B
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
$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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Home coming
    50%
  • Homecoming week
    25%
  • Use to be Prom and Homecoming until now
    17%
  • Sitting at home and not coming
    8%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
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%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,817
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,035/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Glenwood Springs High School Reviews

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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.
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Being at Glenwood Springs High School for 3 years now, I believe that the overall atmosphere within the school is very exclusive. The teachers mostly focus on and encourage the best students to push themselves further, and the administration doesn't truly show they care about their student. Our school is very exclusive within the many different stereotypical groups as the basketball girls endlessly swarm in the lobby, and the popular guys chill outside in the parking lot. While I have my own group within this school, this school has never truly made me feel like I'm fitting in, or am truly included. I believe that the factors that has impacted my high school experience the most are my teachers and friends. They always show full support, and always believe in me when I cannot myself. They allow me to stay motivated and be an active and participating student.
Overall the academics are great, I'd say this is the best high school in the local valley area. There are quite a few school events that are great including sporting events, the musical, talent show and more. There are also many clubs for everyone to participate in. Teachers are very willing to help students on their free time and are willing to work around school events causing absences such as DECA or sports. GSHS has a great counseling staff to help with problems at school or home, problems with schedules, and preparing for college. I've learned a lot at Glenwood Springs High School and I'd recommend it to anyone.