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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Prospect Ridge Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Broomfield, CO. It has 1,252 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
2555 Preble Creek Pkwy
Broomfield, CO 80023
Telephone
(720) 399-0300

Prospect Ridge Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1240
88 responses
Average ACT
29
37 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,639
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,490
National
$949
Median Home Value
$356,500
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
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 16 responses
Report
  • Miner cup
    38%
  • Homecoming
    31%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Cross Country Team Events
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,252
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,887/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Prospect Ridge Academy Reviews

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As someone who has been going to this school since the beginning, I can say with confidence it has grown a lot. Many of the students here are dedicated to academics, but we also aren't bad at sports (many of our teams advanced to state this year). Also, because so many of us are invested in academics, I have never witnessed any bullying due to people being "nerds." However, we have had some serious problems regarding racism.
The teachers here are a little hit or miss, you could get a really good or a really bad teacher, however, we seem to have strong English and science teachers, and not so great math teachers.
Seniors also have to do a capstone project, which is a great experience, even though it is really stressful. The support for that gets better and better each year. There is also a focus on getting into college, and we have a couple resident adults to help us with the college process.
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Prospect Ridge Academy is a fairly new charter school. I attended it from its opening year in 2011, my 6th-grade year, to 2018, graduating as the first class. I adored the staff, students, and the overall environment. Due to its smaller size, I was able to form genuine relationships with my teachers; I'm currently in my second semester at Baylor University, but I still go back to visit all of my high school teachers. The academics were incredibly strong and the school harbored some insanely smart kids. I loved my experience at Prospect Ridge Academy, and credit it with my academics successes today.
I moved to Prospect Ridge my senior year and it was the best academic decision I have made so far. They really prepare you for college and help you in the application processes. The teachers willing spend their time to help you properly learn and teach you how to think critically. Overall, it’s a great school and I’m proud to be a miner!