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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
New Vista High School is an above average, public school located in Boulder, CO. It has 300 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 45% in reading.
Address
700 20th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone
(720) 561-8700

New Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
29 responses
Average ACT
26
34 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Median Home Value
$600,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
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 19 responses
Report
  • Workshops and CEs
    26%
  • Advisory Olympics
    21%
  • Community gathering
    21%
  • Exhibition day
    21%
  • Tapestry at graduations
    11%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
300
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
0%
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
$73,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,345/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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New Vista is one of the best schools in the Boulder Valley School District. It is a rich learning environment, an accepting community, and an overall fun and enriching place to be. The academics are specifically catered towards the students with unique classes such as Concept of Identity, Equity, History of Rock, and Human Sexuality. The teachers are incredibly well qualified and very invested in students' success. The school culture is very diverse and inclusive, and there are a multitude of clubs and activities offered, such as Natural Highs, Earth Task Force, and Self Love club. We only offer one sport, which is ultimate frisbee, but most students aren't here for sports anyway. The food is typical school food, and the building is pretty old, but it is getting remodeled in the near future. Overall New Vista is a great place to be!
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Overall, the assets of New Vista High School lie in the academics. The teachers are accommodating, reliable, and quite kind. The school is kept clean, and there is a huge amount of appreciation for the teachers and staff. Throughout my years there, I have always felt that the social relationships between students are generally understanding and respectful. Of course, it is still high school.

The classes that I took there were incredibly unique, ranging from Equity in the U.S. to Psychology of Imprisonment, to Human Sexuality. The classes focused more on understanding material rather than memorizing material, and many classes utilized the outdoors when possible.

This is a great school. The only drawbacks are general social issues that are prevalent in any school, as well as a lack of racial diversity.
New Vista High School provided me with the most supportive and exciting high school learning environment I could have asked for. The small community focused elements of the school, like weekly community gatherings and well-trained counselors made every challenge I faced seem smaller. I think one of the best parts of New Vista is the in depth classes available. I never had to take "English 1" or "World History 1." Instead I took classes like "Screenwriting," and "World History: The Axial Age." These classes deepened my understanding and passion for each subject.