B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Grand Junction High School is an above average, public school located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 1,741 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
1400 N 5th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Telephone
(970) 254-6900

Grand Junction High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1170
52 responses
Average ACT
25
134 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Orange and Black days
    21%
  • Going to games
    16%
  • Spirit weeks
    15%
  • Pep assemblies before big games
    15%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Jazz Dances
    6%
  • Drama productions/Musicals
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,608/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I have been enrolled in Grand Junction High School for 4 years now and I can say that teachers and staff genuinely care about their students. Teachers are especially dedicated when it comes to helping students succeed. There is also great, challenging classes available for students who want to earn college credits. Some of these classes are courses from Colorado Mesa University taught by Grand Junction High School teachers. However, we get the opportunity to take them for free. As for sports, clubs, music/theater ect. there is something for everyone. There is a great selection of exrtacurricular activities. If I could change something about Grand Junction High School it would to have more emotional support for those who are suffering mental illnesses.
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While I was there, I had a good time in my classes. I especially enjoyed eating outside in the grass-the school had a lot of open spaces which was nice. Although the administration was not up to par, the teachers made the school the amazing place it is. There were these terrifyingly creepy tunnels from the Cold War era that run from various places under the school to the mortuary next door. Pleasant, right? Also, in the spot light booth above the auditorium, there's a series of eerie rooms you have to walk through in order to get there. One of the times I went through there I found a dead bird mauled in corner (and there was no way it could have flown through a series of six closed doors into an an upstairs room with no windows) which confirmed my beliefs that the school is haunted. So overall, my experience with the school is pretty average.
Grand Junction high school was a great school for academics, but when it comes to personal connection with the students they are lacking severely. In the 2016/2017 school year alone there has been 4 suicides of students, and yet there is minimle open communication available to the students. To improve relationships between students and faculty, they should replace advisory that happens every Monday with a time for counselors to come in and personally connect with the students, allowing the students to have the opportunity to connect with a trusted adult.