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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
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Grand Junction High School is a public school located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 1,718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% 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
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1160
74 responses
Average ACT
25
138 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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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
$46,016
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Orange and Black days
    21%
  • Going to games
    16%
  • Spirit weeks
    15%
  • Pep assemblies before big games
    15%
  • Dances
    13%
  • 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
1,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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.44 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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I liked how connected all the students were, there weren't really any outcasts nor bullying. It was a very diverse school considering personalities and backgrounds. The foreign language departments were great and the art teachers were amazing. Music teachers were very good and the performing arts department was adequate. The food was crap but students were allowed off campus since the school was surrounded by various food choices within walking and driving distance. The sports were awesome and decently competitive, especially with surrounding schools.
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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.
I have been at Grand Junction High School all 4 years of my high school experience. Throughout these years I have had my ups and my downs just like any other teenager. What made my downs worse though was the lack of quality teachers and caring providers there were at GJHS. Rarely did I feel like any administration cared enough to check in on me. Also the school itself is very run down, causing mice in the school, mold infestations, pipe leaks, clogs, and many other problems. Not to mention almost all of our sports teams are awful, maybe due to the lack of commitment from the athletic director and coaches. At GJHS you truly see the importance of money because that it all the adults there want. Overall my experience could've been a lot worse, but it also could've been a lot better, and I am hoping college is able to fulfill my hopes of public education.