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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Smoky Hill High School is a highly rated, public school located in Aurora, CO. It has 2,086 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
16100 East Smoky Hill Road
Aurora, CO 80015
Telephone
(720) 886-5300
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Smoky Hill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1210
152 responses
Average ACT
25
297 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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
$87,355
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,347
National
$949
Median Home Value
$348,298
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 146 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Make A Wish
    18%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Home games
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,086
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,059/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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Overall, I have had the most phenomenal experience at Smoky Hill over the course of my 4 years. From our incredible school spirit, all the way to our outstanding IB program, I'm truly blessed to have met the people which I did on this journey of mine. The diversity allowed me to understand multiple perspectives, while also teaching me to respect and strengthen my own perspectives. Additionally, I have never met teachers as inclusive as the teachers at Smoky Hill. They're not just teachers to me, they're mentors!
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I absolutely loved my experience at Smoky Hill High School! It was eye opening to see the many different activities and sports they offered. Their school spirit is unlike any other, and everyone gets to be involved. It is a very diverse school allowing for greater understanding of others and a greater close knit community. The classes were challenging and yet supportive, for the teachers were always there to support you. Their many programs contribute to it. Overall Smoky Hill High School is an amazing high school giving a great education and amazing high school experience.
Smoky Hill HS has a ton of diversity and school spirit which is amazing! There tends to be a lot of stupid decisions made that don't get the disciplinary action deserved and sometimes punishment is handed out undeservingly. Overall, an amazing school