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Eaglecrest High School

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Posted Thursday, 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


Posted April 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted November 7, 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


Posted September 9, 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


Posted August 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 7, 2009

my son raves about this school. he loves the rigor of the AP and honors classes
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%
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

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%
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

All Students40%
Female39%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)22%
Asian50%
Hispanic28%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)53%
Asian79%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)46%
Asian57%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asian62%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial21%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible23%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)64%
Asian79%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)41%
Asian64%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial42%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible51%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Writing

All Students55%
Female67%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)43%
Asian60%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial37%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

88%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 56%
Hispanic 17% 32%
Black 15% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jeanne Piper

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

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Music
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  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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