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!
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.
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
Great school, seriously dedicated teachers. Can't wait to see the remodel! Challenging classes in a non pretentious atmosphere, just what my kids need :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%
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!
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!
Its a great school with lots of great oppertunitys and with amazing teachers. Its a very fun safe enviornment for kids to be.
my son raves about this school. he loves the rigor of the AP and honors classes
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