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9-12
Public district
Arvada, CO
Students enrolled: 1,478
 

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8101 West Pomona Dr
Arvada, CO 80005

(303) 982-0710
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July 08, 2014
I think Pomona is an excellent school. Pomona is a school that offers so much that it is really hard not to find something that suits you! Before coming to Pomona I went to a school where the teachers didn't care about the students and were not willing to help them, and then when I got enrolled I found that the school was complete opposite and teachers wanted to help the students succeed and help them become more of a rounded individual. If you are looking for a school that cares and is willing to help you succeed this is that school. Pomona has so much spirit within a school there is little not to like!

- submitted by a community member

June 18, 2013
I think I should give fair warning if you're looking at this school...I found it to be so terrible that I had to write a review which is something I usually do not find myself doing often.First off, the first week I attended this school I wanted to switch,nfortantly my parents wouldn't let me...and I know its because thats where they went to highschool.Then it might have been a good school but...time certainly changed things!(and not for better). One thing that is annoying for me was that I didn't classes I requested or signed up for-they fit the classes to accmodate the teachers not the students,they have very small rooms with student bunched together and I don't blive the building has had any work done since the 80's. Then the teachers...most of them where students there and so I think thats how they get there jobs teaching there...some of the teachers are great,some of thm are down right horrible too(buuut I guess same goes for alot of schools right?). And last the peer pressure to do drugs at this school was extreamly high. You might also think thats normal but here..no much worse,if you don't want your children trying extasy don't send them here please.

- submitted by a student

September 01, 2012
Wow, the staff and principal care that each student reaches their highest potential! I'm jealous that my son is going to have the best high school experience. He won't be bored with the PAH program. The teachers are creative in keeping students interested and engaged. I am impressed that there are many Pomona alum teaching! The teachers are young and full of energy.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2012
By far the best Staff and Teachers. The Asst Principal is a little rough but the Principal is awesome! This school has always worked hard to make sure there kids learn all they can, and many of the teachers work one on one with Kids on their own time just to help out! Great school and teachers!

- submitted by a student

September 13, 2011
If you are looking for a great leader based school,this probably is not the best choice. The principals and admin are real quick to suspend students and not come to a resolution or work with the kids.Pomona used to be the best ,but it seems as if it has gone way down hill. The assistant principal needs anger management classes to learn effective problem solving skills without conflict with her students. Just because they are admin does not mean that they are fair or non bias.RESEARCH parents before putting your students here.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
Pomona with dwindling resources continues to excel. They have expanded the PAH(Pomona Arts and Humanities) program for the second year in a row. CSAP scores continue to exceed the average for Jefferson County schools. I have had at least one student in Pomona the last six years, I have found the administration to be responsive to parent concerns and the teachers caring.

- submitted by a parent

December 27, 2008
Great Students and community. The parents are here all the time for their children. They have the most impressive after prom I have ever seen. Students may take advanced CU credit from qualified teachers. The music and drama departments are the best in the state. Just check out how many championships they have won.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2008
I love pomona i graduated from there, the school and teachers where awsome but the school spirit is even better, i will always be part of the big black im my heart!!

- submitted by a student
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September 30, 2008
I think Pomona has a very poor math program. They have access 2x a week which so many kids attend it's hard to get direction; plus makes it very difficult to get to access for other classes.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2008
I graduated from PHS in 2008. I loved ever single experience that I had there. I was extremely involved in academics and sports. The coaches there care about how their students do on and off the field, and when it comes to athletic scholarships, the coaches help the student get them. My coach prepared me both physically and mentally for college. The teachers at Pomona are there to be your friend and your teacher. They devote countless hours for their students who are struggling. The counseling staff also helps students fill out college applications and sending them in. The administrative staff although is extremely weak, because there is administrators for every grad. It s extremely in personable because the student may never talk to their administrator, and my not even know their administrator for their grade. After I graduated I am proud to be a Pomona Panther and I will always bleed black! GO BIG BLACK!

- submitted by a student
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January 28, 2008
My daugther is a junior at Pomona in the PAH program. It is a fair school, the academic challenges just aren't there, so the really bright kids are bored. The teachers are pretty concerned about being 'friends' with the kids, there isn't a lot of accountability. I sign something for every class, every semester that says late work will not be accepted, without fail my daughter doesn't do anything all semester, hands everything in at the end and gets full credit---good for us, but not a good lesson for her. Kids from this school need remedial help in college 30% of the time even though they are high achieving, I think because they don't get used to having to study or meet deadlines.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2007
I have two children at Pomona and we have been very pleased. They are both doing excellent academically, and are being challenged by the courses that are offered. They offer an excellent program called 'PAH' (Pomona Arts and Humanities) which is superb and focuses on Band, Theatre, Art and Choir, and has shown outstanding CSAP test results within the program. They also are competitive in their sports, however, the athletic director now at the school could do a better job and is not very supportive of the different sports programs. Overall, it is a great school, with a lot of different opportunities to offer.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2006
My child is twice exceptional, which means that he is highly gifted in some measurable areas and learning disabled in other areas. Although Pomona is my child's 'home school', we looked at ten other schools (charter and private) before deciding on Pomona. From what I have experienced, the teachers and administration are very dedicated to helping students who want to be helped. The science programs, performing arts programs, music programs, and debate/forensics program are all excellent. I wish there were more academically oriented extracurricular activities, as the science club, astronomy club, and chess club all seem to be dormant here. I have a younger child starting high school next year who has very different needs and attitudes than my oldest, yet I am very comfortable that Pomona will be able to meet that child's needs as well.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2006
I think Pomona is an amazing school that provides students with tons of choices and opportunities. The teachers are Pomona care about the students and do their best to help all the students to succeed. The sports and clubs at the school are also amazing for most of the teams are ranked very high and there is an enormous amount of school spirt in the school making it an amazing place to be in.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2005
Its a nice school. The teachers have gone down hill in the past years and there s not as much discipline as there should be and not a lot of acceptance for some individuals. Its a very jock school with not a lot of focus on school work

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2005
Having Graduated several years ago I can say that many of the classes offered at Pomona are mostly targeted at those students planning on attending a University after graduation. However, they try to discourage children wanting to seek other opportunities in life.I think they need to offer programs targeting children who are remedial in some areas, so as not to let them fail out of school.Teachers often are helpful and willing to help students in need of extra tutoring by offering times for them to come in before school to work on homework. One thing that is quite apparent is that many teachers pick favorites based on who is popular and who is not.

- submitted by a student

May 02, 2004
I graduated from Pomona last year and I had a great experience. I loved all of my teachers and I felt that if I needed help with anything in the classroom or out I could go to my teachers and they were willing to help. Since I have been in college I have learned that Pomona offers many courses that other high schools do not and I am glad that I did not miss out on such great opportunities. Those challenging courses that I took in high school were at times difficult, but they prepared me for the challenges I have faced in my first year of college and for many other challenges to come. Along with regular level classes in each subject Pomona offers advanced placement and an education program for individuals who need special accomidations. If I had to redo high school I wouldn't have chosen another school!

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
I think Pomona has gone down hill in the past 6 years...Its surely not the same when I graduated from there. The teachers would rather be left alone then help children out, they also pick and chose kids for the way they dress, and that is sad! Seems there is no effort on the teachers part anymore. They want more money for the less work that they are doing.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2004
Teachers are too quick, these days, to let kids slip through the cracks. They put more emphasis on the stronger students than to the ones that require a little more one on one. This school does not offer any programs for the students who need a little bit more structure and focus.

- submitted by a parent

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Pomona High School
8101 West Pomona Dr, Arvada, CO  80005
(303) 982-0710
Last modified Pomona High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pomona High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top