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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Strive Prep - Smart Academy is a public, charter school located in Denver, CO. It has 473 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
3201 W Arizona Ave
Denver, CO 80219
Telephone
(303) 962-9880
Website
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Strive Prep - Smart Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1010
48 responses
Average ACT
22
30 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$52,165
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Median Home Value
$200,410
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.
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  • Pachanga at the end of the year
    60%
  • Prom, basket giveaway, talent show.
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
473
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,355
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.9%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,110/ year
National
$12,239
27%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Strive Prep - Smart Academy Reviews

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Currently, I am a senior attending SMART Academy. Overall, my experience was pleasant because I was reminded daily about my responsibilities. I had constant support academically and personally. I was able to receive support from the staff, teachers, and students. Teachers are flexible when it comes to turning in work if there is a hinderance. I feel college ready based off all of the courses I have taken. I also feel socially ready, for SMART offered a variety of sports and organizations to join. I believe SMART did a decent job in preparing me for college, and expanded my growth mindset.
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Strive Prep- SMART offers an incredible learning environment. Most students have been classmates since middle school, so the familiar faces in all of my classes help me feel more comfortable and creates a sense of family. The bond between students and teachers is also strong which motivates me to want to learn more because I know that my teachers want each and every student to succeed. The majority of the school's demographics is made up of students of color. We have to run an extra mile to get to college and fulfil our goals because all of the odds are against us which is way my school dedicates so much time and effort into helping us prepare for college. Strive Prep- SMART's sense of community, constant reminders that we can achieve anything we set our minds to, and academic challenge helps breaks down barriers and sets students on the path to success.
STRIVE Prep's main goal was to prepare students for college and the teachers really do a good job at accomplishing that. It's academics are above those of most schools in Colorado. I had an amazing time here, in this small school community where the administration and students know each other on a personal level.