Durango High School
1 Best College Prep Public High Schools in La Plata County
- Durango School District No. 9-R, CO
Alum: My experience at Durango High School was quite satisfactory. The facilities are up-to-date; the Smartboards were especially beneficial to my education. Most of my teachers were amazing, and cared about helping me succeed. The administration, however, put too much pressure on the teachers to teach towards state standardized testing, instead of more substantial, constructive methods. The class offerings are also slightly limited.
- 1240 Average SAT
- 26 Average ACT
Animas High School
2 Best College Prep Public High Schools in La Plata County
- Public School
- Durango, CO
Recent Alumnus: This school is absolutely amazing. Animas is a project based learning school, meaning that teachers use real world applications to allow students to develop hands on projects to gain a better understanding of the concepts. This alone makes this high school unlike any school in the area. In addition to the type of learning offered, Animas has a culture of excellence. Everyone, including staff, is expected to do well and strive for greatness, whether that be academically or culturally. Every student is held to high expectations. Because the students present their hard work publicly through exhibitions in the community, they must do beautiful work and present themselves professionally. Another great thing I love about Animas High is the culture. This school is nothing like what you see in the movies. I could honestly say that everyone cares about one another. At Animas people get what is described as "the feeling" and I would describe it as a learning environment that makes me comfortable and excited to walk into the building each day. Just as an example, we have students who hold the door open in the morning and greet people and we have a group of students who hand coffee out to parents as they drop their student off. Each day is a new adventure, whether that be building a life size catapult, preforming slam poetry or going down to the river to study the chemistry of the water. Everyone goes to Animas because they are committed to their education and they want to learn. Animas is full of uniquely minded students who are interested in finding and learning about their passions.
- 1220 Average SAT
- 26 Average ACT
Bayfield High School
- Bayfield School District, CO
Alum: I wish that the arts and Knowledge Bowl team, both of which consistently do well, making it to and placing in state competition, would be more recognized and respected like the sports teams are. A wider selection of AP classes would not be a ad idea, either.
- 1200 Average SAT
- 26 Average ACT
Ignacio High School
- Ignacio School District No. 11-JT, CO
High School Senior: I have attended Ignacio High School for all four years of high school. I absolutely love it. One of the many perks is that it is a small school, about 250 students. Many people would say that they don't like small schools, I however do. It's great because everyone knows each other. If you need help with something everyone is friendly and willing to help. Ignacio is a very tri-cultutral school and is located on the Southern Ute reservation. The teachers at the school care about each and every student. The teachers continue to challenge and push each student everyday. If I had the chance to choose a different school, I would stay with Ignacio, hands down.
- 1120 Average SAT
- 21 Average ACT