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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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ralston Valley Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Arvada, CO. It has 1,850 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Ralston Valley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
264 responses
Average ACT
28
253 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
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$78,943
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,285
National
$949
Median Home Value
$366,800
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 143 responses
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  • Prom
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Make-A-Wish Week
    13%
  • Rachel's Challenge
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Theater
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,850
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,463
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 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
$10,949/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Ralston Valley has provided me with an amazing high school experience! I felt challenged in the classroom, but to an extent that was not unbearable and over whelming. Ralston Valley gave me an amazing opportunity with sports as well. Sports at the school are incredible and the community built through sports is astounding. The staff and students at Ralston Valley make everyone feel welcome. Respect, hard work, and success resonate through the school. One thing I would like to see changed is the diversity of the school. Ralston Valley is primarily white, which stems from the surrounding areas. I think having more diversity would add a whole new dimension to the school and make it even better.
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All and all I had a highly successful high school career at Ralston Valley. As an Honors and AP student, I can say that the academic programs offered at Ralston Valley are unlike no other. With overwhelming support from charismatic and caring teachers, I was able to easily balance college level classes, two sports, homework, and a social life all at the same time. That isn't to say that there weren't challenges that went along with it though. At Ralston Valley, the academic competition among fellow students is fierce, but as long as you have your priorities set and know what you want to get out of high school, Ralston Valley is the perfect place for you!
I love my school! I feel very welcomed and am surrounded by wonderful friends. When I am feeling stressed out, I feel happy knowing that I have a wonderful support system at Ralston Valley between the counselors and the teachers. I would love to five my school five stars because it is excellent and has a wonderful community but I can’t because I know that not everyone at the school feel the same way.