We are a family who has historically sent our children to expensive private schools but decided to give EHS a try for our 9th grader as we had heard such amazing things about the school. Our expectations were exceeded. Fabulous teachers and amazing sports programs for all athletic levels. Above all, our teenager is happy there and looks forward to going to school everyday.
This "school" is merely a joke with some teachers that only enter in one or two assignments for the SEMESTER! I do have to say that some teachers are absolutely incredible and amazing. However, the schools lacks a distinct spirit that is depressing, particularly due to the new principal. Haven't heard a single person say "I'm proud to be from EHS". They try covering it up by saying "we're so proud to be 468th in academia rating nationally" when so It is the parents only hire tutors to increase that ranking. In fact, that statistic is more depressing than celebratory.
This school is great if you just want to get by in life. But if you want to learn or ask question well you better find a different school. Just look at all the kids that live here and don't attend this High school. Also check how many kids not only go to collage but complete with 4 year degree?? In less then 10 years? Scary place but great Dr--s! So glad to get out of this school.
Our two youngest have had the advantage of growing up in Jeffco. EHS offers tons of opportunities because of passionate teachers and involved parents. Arts & Music are very professional, sports/cheerleading/poms have great participation. The school partners well with Red Rocks and Warren Tech for things it doesn't provide, This is a top 20 school in Colorado and it shows.
This school is terrible and cliquey. The teachers seem to have taken on the stuck up attitude that the overly rich community of Evergreen all possess. If you want to do well here, you're gonna have to find a way to work your way into its screwed up political dynamics. You won't be noticed unless you do so, by students and teachers alike. Beware of this 'school'.
This school is fantastic, you are going to encounter the odd issue just as with any other school, but overall there is not a lot to complain about. Teachers are passionate and generally involved in their students learning. The curriculum can be as rigorous as you'd like it to be, honors and AP classes being much more challenging than regular classes, but both are good for the students they aim to teach. Yes diversity is low, but that's just part of living in Evergreen, if you live here you know that. Overall, the school provides a great environment in which you can thrive, but as with most things, it is what you make of it.
This school has been great for my Daughter i had her in a private Catholic school in middle school and she was struggling and just did not quite fit the 'mold' she's always been a social butterfly, and at evergreen she has great friends and her grades have improved by a landslide!