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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
William Smith High School is an above average, public school located in Aurora, CO. It has 317 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
400 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011
Telephone
(303) 364-8715

William Smith High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
990
10 responses
Average ACT
22
18 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,092
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Intensives!
    40%
  • Class Retreats.
    33%
  • School meetings
    13%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Showcases
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
317
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.5%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,278/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Have you ever wanted to go on limitless adventures, but never really had the support or motivation to pursue it? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend school one day, and then travel to New Mexico and become submerged in the rich art culture that dwells there? Ever wanted to go zip lining or hiking up a water fall? At William Smith High School, students are allowed the much needed resources, support and guidance to fulfill their many adventurous needs. This school specializes in combining regular curriculum with next level learning in ways most other schools never imagined possible. Students are given the chance to shape their academics their way and pick and choose different excursions (water rafting, hiking, skiing, traveling across the states) all while learning the fundamentals of life at the same time. This school is wonderful for students that are willing to think outside of the box and become adventurous. I guarantee it.
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I love this school! It’s the best school personally that I have been to. The way they turn is facinating and they know what they’re doing. The school is smaller than the regular school and the community bonds with each other more than a regular high school.
I love the approach to academics at William Smith High School. The hands-on project-based learning helps all students be immersed in the curriculum. The teachers are dedicated to helping every student succeed. It is a very supportive and driven community.