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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Paonia High School is an above average, public school located in Paonia, CO. It has 228 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
846 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
Telephone
(970) 527-4882
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
20 responses
Average ACT
25
36 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$42,487
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,200
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.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Athletic events
    25%
  • Homecoming.
    25%
  • Music and theater productions.
    25%
  • Science Expo
    13%
  • Sports teams
    13%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
228
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,823
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$8,875/ year
National
$12,239
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I loved the driven atmosphere at Paonia High School. I truly believe that every student was pushed and encouraged to reach new limits and always challenged themselves to achieve greatness. Because it is such a small school, each faculty member was involved with each student in their academic progress, as well as in their athletic and other extra curricular events. The student body at Paonia High School, as well as with the faculty members, felt like family and I was able to graduate from Paonia High School knowing that I was deeply cared for and loved.
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I like that Paonia High is located in a small, tight knit community. Because of this the students and teachers can really connect with one another and work together to work on projects and issues that affect us all. From the standpoint of a somewhat non-athletic student, Paonia is extremely focused on athletics and physical involvment in activitys. This doesn't affect the quality of teaching or academic progress, but does create a distinct divide between the importance of education versus the importance of athletic involvement in school. The emphasis on athletics does give our school an advantage as the majority of the students and faculty are rather fit, and often inspire the community to get out and be more fit aswell. I would love to see more attention brought to the artistic and musical aspects of our school. Nonetheless I love my high school and the diversity we do have is unique and irreplaceable.
The students are very inclusive of each other and due to the small size, there are no cliques to contend with. Athletics can be very successful for the community size and tend to get great support. Downside to the small size can be the lack of educational opportunities outside of the generic and required curriculum. Staff has changed lately to younger teachers. Some of the administration are just place holders and have been promoted to mediocrity.