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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ralston Valley Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Arvada, CO. It has 1,821 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
13355 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80005
Telephone
(303) 982-5600
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Ralston Valley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
190 responses
Average ACT
28
235 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,170
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,100
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 127 responses
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  • Prom
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Make-A-Wish Week
    12%
  • Rachel's Challenge
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Day Without Hate
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,821
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,733
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,165/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Ralston Valley Senior High School Reviews

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Ralston Valley is a school that cares about their students and helps to keep them involved in the school. The students all care about their school and take action to keep it a clean and safe environment. The school has many clubs and activities that everyone can participate in. The teachers help the students succeed and make sure they are on track with their assignments. The students are all kind to one another and take action when they see bullying or harassment. Overall, my high school experience was one to remember!
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Ralston Valley is an amazing school that has given me so many different opportunities! Their academics are rigorous and mentally stimulation, pushing us to gain knowledge. Along with this Ralston Valley has some of the best sports around! There's something for everyone at RV and I am proud to be a Mustang!
My teachers were my support system. They allowed me to build a strong foundation for my future success. The Drawing and Painting course I took my sophomore year boosted my confidence in my artistic capabilities. One of my projects was entered into the Colorado Art show! Which leads me to the main idea: get involved! RVHS offers many extracurricular activities whether it deals with athletics or creativity. I promise it will help you prepare for your future endeavors in, what every adults says, "the real world".