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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
La Junta Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in La Junta, CO. It has 542 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
About La Junta Junior/Senior High School...
Address
1817 Smithland Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Telephone
(719) 384-4467
Website

La Junta Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
42 responses
Average ACT
20
49 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,999
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,200
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.
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  • Burning of lj, playing sports, watching sports
    50%
  • Homecoming
    50%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
542
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,487
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,147/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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La Junta Junior/Senior High School Reviews

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As a senior at La Junta High School, I am glad to have gone here throughout the duration of my high school career. The arts departments are amazing, and counselors make it easy to look toward college and other future choices. The athletics are exciting to watch, and there are many extracurricular activities for every student to be a part of, from an LGBT+ group to robotics and drama. The academics are fair, and some teachers genuinely do care, but, like any school, there are those who play favorites. Overall, the education is pretty average, but the extracurriculars are fun and sometimes competitive. The school feels very safe, as there are usually officers of the LJPD around, and one is always constant with his own desk in the main office.
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I have gone to La Junta High School all four years of high school. Going to this school has had its highs and lows. I was disappointed that there wasn't that big of change when moving up to high school. It's the same teachers that treat you the same way. Of course there are the select few that you look forward to seeing, that make learning fun. But sadly, there are not many teachers like that here. The variety of classes offered isn't the largest but it's a lot better than other schools around ours. On a positive note, La Junta high school has exceptional facilities. Bathrooms are kept near and are newly remodeled. The lockers are in gray condition. The gym and football field are envied by teams from all over. Our school is very safe and friendly, as we have an officer on site at all times. All school events are also closely monitored buy authorities. My high school years are coming to an end quickly, but I'm glad I spent them at the high school that I did.
I've been going to LJHS for many years now. I can honestly say it is just an average school. We do have good education, as well as good teachers that give us it. There is not a lot of clubs though. The services provided here are pretty good too. The counseling office has amazing people that work up there, and so does the caffeteria. Although it may not be the best school, it does have it's peaks.