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Arapahoe Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 211 students

 
 

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Posted January 23, 2014

There is a lot of guys that bully the pregnant/ teen moms. Not a good school to go to if you are pregnant or has a kid. I went there and I am a teen mom. I ended up dropping out because I was bullied so bad :(
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2013

My son went to this school for he auto tech and full day programs, he went to monarch highschool before this school and he loved it there. We transferred him to Arapahoe for auto tech. He really lived the auto tech program but he said that the staff was racially biased towards the white kids ( we are a Latino family). He explained that the white kids there were tested with more respect and he felt looked down on and not respected by he principals and vice principle. If I were to recommend a school I would not recommend this one, monarch or any of the other schools in the boulder valley school district are much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

I went to this school,they treated me like a child @ age 17. This school gives no more advantage then main stream high school. Students from any other high school can take the same classes if they seek them out. I left after two and a half years thankfully, after "normal high" school I worked on 80 million dollar aircraft. This school is for selfish children, who don't work well with others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2010

The vocational teachers and programs at this school are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

My son attended Arapahoe Ridge High School, for the first two years of HS, then Boulder Tech for Computer Classes his Junior and Senior Years. He liked the block schedule, the positive attention from most of the teachers, and the available classes in Computer Science. ( There was one teacher who was not helpful, and she taught a core class. He did have to find an alternative way to get those core credits without her)...But overall the school delivered on the promises that were made to my son. He graduated High School with skills and an opening into College Classes in Computer Science. He is fully employed, using his computer skills, and has been promoted very quickly on the job. He really was not prepared to enter a college degree program, but the Certificates he earned have been very useful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

My son attended all 4 years graduated from Arapahoe Ridge High School. They level of commitment by the teachers and staff is amazing. I wish my other 2 children had attended Arapahoe Ridge. My son has a much more realistice view of the world and his education was much more rounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

I don't believe that Arapahoe Ridge should be judged on how well the availability of music, art,sports, and other things of that matter because that is not what Arapahoe Ridge is. It's an alternative school which gives teens more of an oppurtunity to have a better future. For instance, they have tech programs which will help students succeed in something they love and earn a certificate so if they can not afford to go to college of any kind they can get a really good job straight out of high school. Just because Arapahoe Ridge has low test scores and csap scores is because some people don't want to do it the main reason is because of our great new comers program. They can't take the csap because their new to the country, so it puts zeros in our school score. So if you want to know more get a better view from our principal.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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3%

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0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

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14%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Writing

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students3%
Female6%
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Free lunch eligible4%
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Students without disabilities4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English6%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant4%

Reading

All Students30%
Female31%
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Hispanic19%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Science

All Students10%
Female13%
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Hispanic6%
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Writing

All Students10%
Female13%
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Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English13%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 32%
White 43% 57%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6600 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
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