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Centennial, CO
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5100 South Picadilly St
Centennial, CO 80015

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(720) 886-1000
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July 17, 2014
My son just graduated from here - AMAZING teachers and administration. Don't judge a book by its cover - just because the school is older than the neighboring high schools does not mean there aren't awesome things happening inside. Thank you Raptor community for your commitment to kids and I'm looking forward to my next child going there!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
My school is a place with a very caring and friendly atmosphere .Yes there maybe some rumors that there is a lot of conflicts such as sexual harassment and bullying.... BUT i assure you those rumors are completely false .Eaglecrest is a school where if there is to be a fight between to students its resolved within at the very maximum time 2 minutes.The counselors are amazing and very supportive and they really try helping you understand what you need for college.The teachers are outstanding and make themselves available to students as much as they can. The school is like a big family(: this school is an amazing place for people to make new friends .So if you don't like it then idk what to say because its a great place for people who play sports ,play music,love to draw or simply are geeks !its a place for everyone.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2014
It is no secret that Eaglecrest is considered one of the "ghetto" schools in CCSD. I thought it was going to be an awful experience having to attend a school with a poor school environment and low academic standards. I was very wrong. I was involved in the AP program at EHS for all four years that I attended, and I had nothing but positive experiences with all of my teachers. They helped prepare me and encouraged me to pursue a college education, and I've thrived in college because of the skills I was taught at Eaglecrest. When I struggled through my ACT preparation, my teachers helped me with the skills I would need to successfully take the ACT. Because of their help, I was able to achieve a high score and get into the school that I had always wanted to attend, but thought I wouldn't be able to because of my poor test taking skills. I would not be here right now if it wasn't for the countless hours of help my teachers provided me. As with all schools, there are problems with fighting and bullying on occasion. However, I had always found that the administration was very quick to handle the situation, which has helped improve the school environment immensely. EHS rocks!

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2013
This school is a nightmare! Bulling fights but most of all my daughter broke her back and the personal did nothing, did not call an ambulance they had her call me. The people that should have known about this knew nothing I informed them it was like it was covered up to protect people. Then they didn't want her to graduate so we fought on that and won she did graduate with her class but no apologies were ever given. I will never send or recommend another kid to go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Used to be ghetto on the inside, but they just had 8 Million Dollars worth of great changes to the school. It's an amazing place! It has an exceptional theater and choir program, and I think people should know that it's NOT ghetto! It could improve a little on some maintenance issues still. Awesome school! Very excited to start school as a Freshman coming from Thunder Ridge Middle School! I know I don't seem educated on the school since I'm just a Freshman, but I've already had a lot of great experiences in the school :)

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2013
I'm starting at Eaglecrest this year, coming from Thunder Ridge Middle School. I've been introduced to some people that go here because I am in the school's marching band, and I have to say that they are some of the friendliest and welcoming people that I've met! They didn't baby us freshmen when we came in but they didn't push us too hard either. The band director here as well as the rest of the Arts' staff and program are excellent. We have a lot of people joining the band from other Cherry Creek Schools as well as from other districts. I like that they allow freshmen to start with an AP course if needed- like I am. It will be a nice experience. I've heard a lot about this school, but based on what I've seen, those rumors aren't true. (: I'm really excited to start at Eaglecrest this year! I would recommend it to others, definitely.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2013
Great school, seriously dedicated teachers. Can't wait to see the remodel! Challenging classes in a non pretentious atmosphere, just what my kids need :)

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
As a parent of two EHS students (one is getting ready to start her sophomore year at a prestigious midwestern university and the other will be a Junior at EHS in the Fall), I can say that EHS has a lot to offer students who want to take advantage of both curricular and extracurricular activities at EHS. The AP program is great and students can choose from a wide variety of courses at EHS. The Honors Diploma program is also top-notch. Whether students are athletes, musicians, science geeks, actors, etc., they will find their niche at EHS. The clubs and programs available rival schools in more affluent areas of town. While EHS is not Cherry Creek H.S. (and shouldn't want to be) in terms of average income of students' families, EHS students have access to all of the great things that Cherry Creek School District has to offer. A student who performs well at EHS will have no problem getting into the "very selective" university/college of his/her choice and probably be offered a scholarship. We have chosen to remain at EHS over the years, despite opportunity to go elsewhere. This is because EHS is a great school with teachers who really care about their students' successes.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2011
I've attended Eaglecrest since freshman year. It definitely has one of the most rigorious AP curriculums in Colorado. I've taken four AP classes in the past and I am taking four currently this year. I've received a passing score with all of my AP tests. Also, our Math department is one of the best in the district. We receive students from Cherokee Trail and Grandview to take Calc 3 here. Our attendance is higher than any other school in Cherry Creek District # 5. The Performing arts department is one of a kind at Eaglecrest(I can proudly brag about). Some students here that get in trouble with the staff and teachers hang out with the wrong kids anyways. I concede that our administration is strict and sometimes is questionable on whether they care for the students or for the statistics, but overall it's not bad. Take the word from someone who is doing well academically at Eaglecrest and who is actually enjoying his high school career. Go to Eaglecrest. If your not open to joining clubs and participating in as much as possible, then surely Eaglecrest isn't for you. In fact, go luck with finding any high school that fits with you.

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2011
This is a terrible school I'm a student there and have been sexually harassed there and had verbal assaults from the students and teachers. Most teachers there are vulgar and rude and don't seem to like kids or teaching at all. The staff acts like bullies as well and blatantly ignores substantial issues with the students. I know every school has problems but this school had too many for me to personally overlook them. Do not go here the bullying and kid teacher conflicts are out of control and the school does nothing to stop or even reduce these crazy in incidents.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2011
I can't imagine high school going somewhere else. The negativity in the comments are just petty. Every school will have that one student or parent who gets all frustrated about how they failed a class and the teacher didn't bump it to a D or how they never gained any friends so they decide to give it a bad review on the web. It's high school. The experience is different for everyone. The teachers, staff and students are amazing with a huge variety of things to get involved in. It's not them, it's the reviewer.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2011
Hated this place for some unknown reason. Couldn't stand being in it physically. Drove me nuts. Probably ate lunch there twice in the two years(that's about 180 days a year) I went to this school, I guess due to not having many friends and not talking to people. The actual classes were extremely boring, and not fun but also not very hard for some reason.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2010
As a former student of EHS, I'm shocked to see all of the negativity. I not only greatly enjoyed my time at eaglecrest, but also learned how to prepare myself for college and how to be a better person. It's diversity is what makes it thrive, and the students not only get an education, but learn acceptance of people reguardless of color, creed, and sexual oriention add to the learning. I'm honored to say that because of my time there, I'm a happy, enthhusiastic, and honest person. I learned to be me, and that's more than others can say in less fortunate high schools.

- submitted by a teacher
September 09, 2010
Unstable, crime, ghetto... please there is NOTHING unsafe about Eaglecrest. The way students dress there is no different (other than maybe a little less excessive) than at any other public high school in the Denver area. Eaglecrest is also no more crowded than my 300 person high school was. It's one heck of a lot bigger, but no more crowded than any other high school. What Eaglecrest does give is a great education, with fantastic AP and honors programs. They have a great graduation rate (which still must be taken with a grain of salt at any school as demographics tend to play a bigger part than the actual school itself) and a strong focus and encouraging kids on to a higher education. Bottom line is this is an excellent nationally rated school. Any rating of less than 3 is quite frankly a joke or someone with a grudge.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
Eaglecrest High School is not recommended. First, there's an unstable environment that lacks control. The environment itself is not healthy due to students constantly discouraging one another over money. Students steal everything of yours, if not careful! If you attend Eaglecrest, there is no doubt that you will have some personal item of yours stolen, it's a school of crime. It meets it's stereotype of being "Ghetto", majority of the students sag their pants to the ground and expose skin which hardly follows the dress code, that's unacceptable. The hallways and school itself is over crowded, which is uncomfortable and hard to get around. The security guards have been replaced so many times in the past 4 years, it's hard to place a review on them. But Eaglecrest offers many classes you can choose from, such as Advance Placement and Honors, and for struggling students there are Essentials classes.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2010
I came from Regis Jesuit where I thought I was getting a decent education and when I went to eaglecrest my view on public schools just dropped. The curriculum is too easy and I honestly don't get how some of these kids can be prepared for college. The AP classes that I was taking a Regis were way to advanced and didn't match up with the ones at Eaglecrest. Since I had a full schedule as well I had already had way more credits then the average graduate. Don't send your kid there, if your kid wants to get ahead for college send them to Creek or CTHS. Don't be fooled by eaglecrest's statistics they have a 97 percent graduation rate while Creek has 99%

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2010
My son brought home the Eaglecrest 'Eagle Quill' newspaper they have they had this section of ranking the nearby schools (Grandview, Smoky Hill, Cherokee Trail) alongside Eaglecrest on its reading, writing, and math scores. Eaglecrest was 1st place in reading, tied 2nd for writing, and tied 2nd for math. I also took the time to read the other articles, and by the way the Eagle Quill students who type up the newspaper are amazing, your stories are well written. Well anyways, they talked about Eaglecrest being stereotyped for being ghetto. Honestly, a building doesn't prove a school to be ghetto, you cannot change the look of a school to rid the stereotypes. The kids inside the 'ghetto' school are hardworkers that work for what they want and the teachers are there for them. Eaglecrest is definitely a great choice!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
EHS is a school that doesn't just push students through the motion for four years. Instead, they truly inspire and never fail to produce free thinkers, hard workers, and future leaders. With teachers who are our role models and an administration that goes the distance to provide support, EHS is excellence. The school has so many clubs from which to choose and, unlike the IB program, EHS offers various diploma options that provide freedom to students who are still growing both academically and personally. They want to see you succeed and provide all students with the proper guidance and opportunities to do so. EHS aspires to push their students, and to produce the best, the brightest, and the most inspiring student bodies, making it the best school in the area!

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2009
Its a great school with lots of great oppertunitys and with amazing teachers. Its a very fun safe enviornment for kids to be.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2009
my son raves about this school. he loves the rigor of the AP and honors classes

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2009
Eaglecrest High School is a Five Star learning/working environment. Mrs. Hansen-Vigil, Eaglecrest Administrators/Support Staff, Teachers, Students and Parents team together to create a superior learning/working envirnonment. Congratulations!

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2009
i am cyrrewntly attending eaglecrest and this school i mean is the absolute worst school ive ever been. I will be graduating this year and lastly i just have to say please dont take your child to eaglecrest because its one of the worst schools in colorad.

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
i am attending ehs as we speak and i will gaduate in 2009 overal a grat school i would say it is somewhat crowded and i do not like the new attendence policy with the crowding if it was not so bottle necked all the time i would not mind but the attendance program is ment to get you to class but some of the repercusions include suspension and i find that rather pointless and the program is as of this year very unorganized but overall it could use some more security but i feel safe as a student just they security gaurds are not always were they need to be but overall the teachers are always willing to help mr.gott is like the best math teacher in the world and make math class into a class that is interestting and fun i would not have picked a different high school

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2008
The principal of this school is a well educated women who i believe is the most involved principal i have ever met. Keep Up The Good Work Ms.Vigil

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
Eaglecrest is such a great school to go to if you take advantage of all the opportunities out there. Not everyone does it but as long as your child does she will love Eaglecrest. The teachers are so great, so awesome and they do help out a lot. Diversity is what Eaglecrest is filled up with. Clubs, sports are all there and sports don't take up the center stage. Performing Arts is awesome and just a good school to go to. Our biggest rival is against Grandview in almost all the sports and we excell. Security Guards are awesome, same as teachers, students are too. Advanced Placement classes challenge EHS kids to do their best and they do. Eaglecrest is the way to go

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2008
Eaglecrest is a very good school to go to. No matter what level in sports its always competitive since Eaglecrest is in the Centennial League which is the hardest and most competitive league in the state of Colorado. Teachers are tight and we got a lot of good clubs to go to. Eaglecrest is the only high school in the nation to fit the percentages of each race perfectly, and we've been that way for many years. Very diverse and a good school. Problem is just a lot of tardies and unexcused absence in 2007 but 2008 we've changed things around. Cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, softball is what Eaglecrest does best, football has talent but is decent. Schools very since especially the new wing. I recommend parents to try out Eaglecrest if given the chance to.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 22, 2008
Eaglecrest is an amazing school to go to. Every school has mistakes and so does Eaglecrest. Security sometimes seem to be very biased on race, but the other faculty staff are amazing. We have an AMAZING performing arts group. Sports are really good especially Volleyball and Basketball. Grandview and Eaglecrest are the biggest rivals and its always in good fun. We have a nice variety of AP classes and we have amazing teachers doing a program in Sci-Tech. It helps people who want to pursue a career in engineering & other fields of interest and some people end up working for Lockheed Martin, Disney Imaginary, & other big name companies. Sci-Tech is amazing and was really fun. And the staff teaches with high standards. They hold many 'labs' that are usually after school that help kids that want to raise their grades up. In sports we have Academic Hallway which are for kids that have F's. The kids mostly raise their grades up and are still able to participate.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 11, 2007
I think Eaglecrest is a wonderful school

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2007
As a graduate of EHS, I wondered how my education compared to that of others. As I went into my first year of college, I found that I was more prepared than most. Yes, some have experiances which effect their views negatively, as well as positively, but the truth of the matter is that Eaglecrest is a great school which can provide any student who is willing to learn the opportunity to get a great education and suceed in life.

- submitted by a former student
January 19, 2007
I moved here from the Irvine school district in CA which was one of the best and was very impressed with the curriculum, staff, etc. Every school has issues and I like that Eaglecrest is so strict. They also offer a great national honors program and AP class choices for those who are a little ahead. I have also heard nothing but good things from Eaglecrest graduates and adults I have met so am very happy my daughter will be graduating from there in 2008!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
This school is easily the worst school in Cherry Creek. The teachers are decent at best but all other faculty has no idea what they are doing. There are many pointless rules which get kids into trouble and even suspended for almost no reason. The security is horrible. My son has had all of his yearbooks solen along with ipods and even sets of keys. I would suggest sending your childern here if you would like them to pursue a degree in prison.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2006
I am a 2005 graduate of Eaglecrest High School and I loved it there. It is a wonderful school with a dedicated and hardworking staff. My academic program there prepared me for the rigors of college and I had a blast while I was there. Every school has it's problems, however, I found that at Eaglecrest the trick is to get involved with some special classes or activities. They have an outstanding preforming arts program and a ton of sports that are easy to participate in, all you have to do is show up and try. The teachers and people were the best thing about Eaglecrest though, the students are friendly and the staff will bend over backward for you.

- submitted by a former student
March 22, 2006
I was a student at Eaglecrest and I loved the school. I moved from CO to Las Vegas and noticed huge changes in the curriculum. At Eaglecrest there was a large number of student involvement, parent involvement, and teacher involvement as well. It is a great school!

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2005
my duaghter goes there and she always tells me how much fun she has! she enjoys going to football, volleyball, and all sorts of other games! She loves to be involed! She often tells me she wouldn't trade it for the world!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
I attended Eaglecrest, and I would like to say that the school is not quite up to standards. The staff are at best incompetent, and they have issues separating their own views from their work. Several 'Gothic' people in my classes were constantly harrassed, even if they were the one's with the best grades! Eaglecrest is a very biased school, where both students and staff have limited tolerance for those who are financially challanged. That is unacceptable! I come from a low income family, and I was harrassed and tormented throughout my attendance until several of the staff told me to forget about getting an education! If you are not wealthy, do not bother sending your child to this school. It would not be worth the torment they would go through.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
I just graduated from Eaglecrest High School,and was very active in the performing arts department. Although they did miraculous shows, there was a horrendous amount of favoritism on the part of the staff, not allowing the students a very fair environment. The turnover rate of staff was quick, from new principals to new directors, it was hard to keep up with who was running what. The teachers were extremely helpful however, and really went the extra mile to help students with academic problems. Getting involved in Parent Activities was hard for my family as well as the family of some of my friends, as the same parent that ran one organization ran another one as well. It was also very crowded and hard to get around the hallways with all the students.

- submitted by a former student
June 09, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
Eaglecrest has provided in the past, and continues to provide an excellent education for my kids. The teachers are VERY concerned about their students, and the opportunities that have been provided are excellent. I would like to see more security however, and less tolerance for hanging out in the parking lot.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 30, 2004
Despite the looks of the school, Eaglecrest High School is one of the best schools in the state and is improving test scores every year. The school spirit and the involvement in the school are great and the school isn't separated by race or social status. Everyone works as a team.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
People don't give this school enough credit. Despite the new principal and bad reviews, don't be fooled. The teachers really care about the students and want to help them. When a student is emotionally hurt or troubled, the school has a very good support system. The extracurricular activities are wonderful, as we have so many. The performing arts are known across the states as exceptional. As of next year, EHS will be on a 'Block' scheldule, which is proven to dramatically improve test scores and academics. So before 2004-2005 year is over, the academic scores should change.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2004
Eaglecrest is an exceptional school. It welcomes everyone, and values each student for what they bring to the school. Students leave Eaglecrest well rounded and down to earth. The teachers are dedicated and are friends with the students, as a student at Eaglecrest I know that I can go to a teacher with any type of problem, academic or otherwise. Great examples of teachers are Mrs Esquibil who teaches Alg II/Trig who has been known to come to school early just to spend time with a student who needed some TLC, Mrs Hoilman who teaches World Lit, Economics and AP Gov whose door is always open for anything. Although we are currently overcrowded, a new wing is being built right now, and regardless of our size Eaglecrest is a tight nit yet welcoming community. We are a school where the artists, jocks, nerds and choir girls are happy being together.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2004
This is a dangerous school. Security guards are permitted to respond with violence to minor situations where safety or property are not at stake. It is overcrowded and staff in administrative positions are more interested in assuming a defensive posture than solving the many problems that exist here.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
Eaglecrest is a great high school with hard working, determined, and enthusiastic teachers. Recently the school has hired a new principal that is very discriminatory about certain religions but not others. She allows some groups to have public clubs and gospel choirs but others groups are looked down upon to have private study groups that have no relation to the school in any way. The group doesn't even use the school's facilities.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
The teachers seem to favor the students who are involved in sports more than the other students. The principal was rarely ever seen or heard from during the course of the school year. The deans were always quick to punish certain students without even considering the fact that there is always two sides to every story.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2004
Eagle crest is too crowded . There are way too many transfers here. Ever since the lockdown the school seems unsafe

- submitted by a parent
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Eaglecrest High School
5100 South Picadilly St, Centennial, CO  80015
(720) 886-1000
Last modified Eaglecrest High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eaglecrest High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top