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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,071 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Smoky Hill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
209 responses
Average ACT
25
325 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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+
Median Household Income
$90,960
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,582
National
$949
Median Home Value
$360,575
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
2,071
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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
20:1
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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Smoky Hill is an overall good school to attend! The diversity at this school is something to take note, there's tone of clubs for different groups of people . I think the smoky hill's pride that my fellow peers have is one of the things that make smoky hill great! At any sport event or prep assembly the students make the overall experience at smoky better. I'm currently in the IB program, and it's honestly a hard program and creates a lot of stress. So if I could think of one thing to change about Smoky Hill, it would be to help students regulate their stress levels.
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My experience at Smoky Hill has been amazing! The friends that I have, the relationships with my teachers, the opportunities I've been given are one in a lifetime. The diversity of the school is one of my favorite parts, because it makes for a more welcoming and inclusive environment. But my all time favorite part of Smoky Hill, is how hard everyone works to achieve there goals. Teachers are always there for you when you need help, and I have been given so much guidance and have stayed on track thanks to the faculty at Smoky Hill. School spirit is always at 100%, and school traditions have never died. I am proud to be a Smoky Hill Buff!
Smoky hill had outstanding diversity and an amazing school culture. There is a very strong sense of community between fellow students, teachers, and even parents. Academics are definitely a priority at smoky, offering IB, honors, and AP classes in almost every subject. Sports at smoky are a great way to build bonds with peers at our school and to compete against other schools! Safety is also one thing that is highly stressed at our school by faculty and the community, everything regarding safety is taken seriously at smoky.