Overland High School

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
70
Grades
9-12
Students
2,420
Type
Public
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Academics
4/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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English
31%
State avg: 38%
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Geometry
15%
State avg: 24%
Algebra I
10%
State avg: 30%
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5/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
82%
State avg: 79%
AP course participation
31%
State avg: 20%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
54%
State avg: 64%
4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
33%
Black
31%
White
24%
Asian
5%
Two or more races
5%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
254 :1
State avg: 449 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
19%
State avg: 18%
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70 Reviews
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1 12
Neighborhood
12400 East Jewell Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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