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George Washington High School

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Posted April 25, 2006

I think that the school is excellent academicly.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 5, 2005

GW is a great school that saved my child. The teachers buily relationships with him and he succeeded. I am thankful that the administration cared as well as the teachers. I was impressed by the interventions available from GW and the Advanced Placement choices. GW had more Advanced placement classes than the two closet schools and the scores of the children were great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2005

George Washington has the strongest academic program in the Denver Public Schools. Its International Baccalaureate program and AP programs in particular attract many students. Its size, at about 1,600 students, is manageable, and students can readily participate in music, art, sports, and other activities. Parents are very involved through the International Baccalaureate Parent Group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

The IB program at this school is a really great program to put your child in. It will make the student bring out their best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2004

George Washingon is a wonderful school. I graduated in 2003, and I still miss it. I always felt like I belonged and was able to be involved every different spectrum from Cheerleading to Drama productions. Every child can feel welcome at this school. It is wonderful. I never felt like there was any predjedice in this school, and I never felt like I wasn't safe. This was the perfect school for me!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 13, 2004

GW is a good school. Yet there are some pros and cons about it. The only bad thing I find about George is that many students are descriminative against each other. As 50% of its students are African American, many other cultures are excluded in social terminoligy. Otherwise, George Washington will cetrainly provide a good education for students. Its IB program is extremly excellent. I believe that George Washington is the only DPS high school that puts something new into a students head. I recomend George Washington High School, but still hope that the amount of pregadism decreases at this school.
—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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)11%
Asian62%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asian91%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students47%
Female54%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asian71%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students40%
Female38%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)15%
Asian72%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)57%
Asian83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Science

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asian67%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students54%
Female60%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)29%
Asian72%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

85%


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
Black 36% 5%
Hispanic 29% 32%
White 25% 56%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 54%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Math specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mario Williams
Fax number
  • (720) 423-8614

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Gymnasium
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • JROTC
  • Student council/government
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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655 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80224
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Phone: (720) 423-8600

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