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9-12
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Golden, CO
Students enrolled: 1,249

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701 24th St
Golden, CO 80401

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(303) 982-4200
(303) 982-4201
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December 04, 2014
We are new to the Golden community. This school is great! The community is very supportive and welcoming. Golden is a lovely school and we chose it because it doesnt have IB. We were looking for challenging classes but like the idea of choosing which subjects these classes are in as well as not having the whole school focused on one program. We found a great fit with Golden. The teachers and coaches are supportive and take their job of being mentors to our children very seriously. I havent dealt with administration much so I cant speak to the leadership. After leaving Denver public schools (which are a joke) we couldnt be happier with Golden.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Some really exciting things happening at Golden High School. This is the only real "neighborhood high school" in Jeffco - and it serves kids across the spectrum well!! GHS is a STEM school, without feeling the need to be labeled such. At the same time, it has an excellent arts program and very high-level culinary courses. In other words, ALL the kids from the GHS neighborhood will find their niche here. Honors and AP kids thrive. ESS kids thrive. Teachers are engaged and care about kids even outside of the classroom. Team spirit runs deep and community involvement is high. The Golden City Council has only one high school on which to focus - GHS benefits from that community connection. The oldest high school in Colorado is a GREAT SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
I have transferred many times since starting school. I am about to start my senior year at GHS. I have been there for a year and a half now and I love it. The academics are challenging and I have been welcomed into the community. Through social opportunities and athletics I feel like I truly am a part of the school. All of the teachers and staff have been great. I love GHS and am glad that I will be graduating from the school.

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2012
My name is Juan carlos I went to GHS in 1977 as a foreing student from Venezuela, I loved that school, theTeachers were very strict, I had a wonderfull friends. I will sent my son when he graduated from high school here in Venezuela to GHS to learn english. a Very good school and the people excelent.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2012
Each of my three children attended this school, but none graduated; I removed them due to issues with the administration. This is not a school that will work to meet the individual needs of the student. On several occassions, I tried to work with staff to modify course schedule to best fit my student's progress and capabilities. Each time I was told that changes could not be accommodated. Tired of edictorial policy and false promises, I decided to look elsewhere for a quality education . I found out that in Jeffco, school policies are mostly controlled by the local school administrators. In the case of Principal Murphy at GHS, this meant no special effort to work with the student. The policy trickled down to the other administratos as well, including current Principal Conroy, who as AP did not keep several commitments. Since the class of 2011 graduated, several of the adminstrators have left the school, presumably retired. However, what every parent should know is that even in the public school system there are options. Other Jeffco schools are more accommodating. Contact your school superintendent to discuss the options if you have a student that does not fit the rigid GHS mold.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
My son graduated from GHS in 2007. He has now graduated from an out of state university with excellent grades. He was extremely well prepared for college. In fact, his freshman year of college my son commented that he was better prepared for college than many of his classmates who had attended private prep schools. Like everything you will get out of GHS what you put into it. We now have a son entering 10th grade at GHS are pleased with his progress there as well.

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May 07, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
The school its self is great! but the teachers and students have a 'blah' attutide! I sugest a different school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 19, 2010
I am a parent of a Freshman at GHS and thus far I love this school! The academic challenge is definitely there in the honors program and there is a wonderful community of really smart and interesting kids. There is a sense of 'community' in this school that is lacking in all of the other Jeffco High Schools. Their drama department is nothing short of unbelievable in what they produce, and the sports teams, while not the very best are competitive at most levels. The brand new facility is first rate and has brought a whole new atmosphere to this school. These kids are getting the best teachers in brand new classrooms with views that most people have to pay for! A real nugget (no pun intended!) of a school!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
After spending a semester at GHS I would have to say the the people at golden are very friendly unfortunatly acedemicaly I was never challanged and find myself having to catch up going back to finish my high school years

- submitted by a student
no rating December 09, 2009
I loved my experience at GHS! However, they could have prepared me/others better for college! I was one of the very few students to go to school out of state. Many students didn t even go to college. SO disappointing! Once I got to college I felt unprepared academically. At GHS I never studied, did my homework right before class (or during), yet still got a 3.4 GPA. With how easy GHS was, I was surprised to get such a bad GPA my freshman year of college and realized I could not slack off anymore! I think off-blocks and off-campus lunch is a great way to teach students responsibility. Let s be honest all kids are going to ditch class and experiment with drinking and smoking. This has nothing to do with the school they attend. Please don t worry about sending your kid to GHS. Just be proactive about their college search!

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
I am not very impressed with the quality of this school. The principal tends to give excuses, bowing to pressure rather than providing leadership by setting goals and high expectations for the students. Much of the student body has a 'just get by' attitude. There is too much drug usage and excessive displays of sexual activity allowed. The administration has a punitive rather than encouraging attitude. All of this leads to low achievement by students. The new school building, the teachers and choir director are very good, however.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 18, 2008
I love Golden High School! As a graduate of GHS I can tell you that I enjoyed a healthy balance of strong academic integrity, driven extra-curricular activities, and an accepting and inviting social atmosphere during my four years there. The teachers pushed me to succeed and were willing to sit with me individually to work out problems or concepts that were hard to grasp. In my search for the right college and scholarships, the counseling staff was instrumental, and was always willing to take time from their schedules to help me personally. Currently I am a freshman at a private Christian college, and the recipient of a very competitive full-ride academic scholarship, which I believe my high school prepared and enabled me to compete for. Attending GHS was an enriching experience that I encourage anyone to seek after.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 22, 2008
I am currently entering my senior year. After reading teh review I think they are all justifed. I think most parents if not all overlook one goal of highschool. Its about learning personal responsibility. When parnts complain about off blocks, falling grades and lack of aid its not the schools fault. I will vouch that excellent teachers and unrivield oppertunities exist at golden. You just have to step up to the plate and take advantage of it. That said their science department is untouchable. THey offer a wide variety of both honors and AP courses. If you have a child who is willing to work/seek such oppertunities it may vry well be one of the best high schools in existance. I wont lie though, many contempary students are rough around the edges.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
I love this school. I graduated in 2007 and I now attend college in nebraska at kearney. Teachers are willing to give a helping hand

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2007
this school rocks

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 02, 2007
My daughter transfered to Golden last year as a Junior. She was happy with her decison to transfer the first day and did not ever look back. Her counselor was helpful and supportive. She did well both academically and socially. As an athlete she experienced great coaching and she loved her team mates. She is well postioned to succeed in what ever she chooses.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
I am about to graduate from Golden High School and although there are many things I think they could improve the school was great. I had a few teachers that were off their rocker but the teachers that really do care made up for that. One thing I would change is the support that goes into all of the arts from the Principal and rest of the school, I've seen a decline in activities in the arts, good supplies and enthusiasm, which greatly disappoints me. But other than that I don't think I could have asked to go to a better high school, in a better community. I feel safe at Golden and I will always be able to call it home.

- submitted by a former student
April 19, 2007
I have been struggling with some teachers regarding curriculum. There seems to be no set curriculum in some of the classes. How do we encourage or help our student with no guidelines?

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
This is our fourth child that has attended and graduating from GHS. This senior year has been a major disappointment for our son as well as ourselves. From the parking lot fiasco to poor interaction with school counselors, Sports/Coaching/favoritism issues for the past four years. We are happy to be through with Jeffco schools!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2007
We love GHS. Our son graduated in 2003 and was accepted to an Ivy League school as well as 12 other very highly ranked schools including Middlebury, Williams, WashU, etc. In other words, if a student is willing to apply themselves, they can get an exceptional education and can achieve as much as they could going to a private school. But, at GHS they will have a more rounded experience. We now have a daughter at GHS and she loves it, although she has to work very hard. The school has been on a positive upward trend for the past 6-8 years as a result of good leadership, teachers, and coaches who care. With a new school under construction, the students and staff will be in an environment even more conducive to learning and generally a more positive experience.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2006
My son graduated from GHS this past May. I was very pleased with the academic and well rounded education he received. He will be going on to college and is well prepared. My other son will be a sophomore at GHS this fall. He had a great freshman year at Golden. He managed a 3.8 gpa.in honors classes. This was a kid who was on an ILP (individual literacy plan) throughout elem. school. He is challenged, diciplined, and thriving. The teaching staff appears to be deticated (ever been to conference night?) The administrative staff is adeuate. It will be interesting to see how the environment will change as the new school is built. I enjoy the online newsletter & infinat campus. The sports fees in Jeffco are skyhigh.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
I went to Golden for all 4 years of High School and I loved it! I couldn't ask for a better school.

- submitted by a former student
December 06, 2005
Our Son is in his second year at Golden High school and has been on a continual downhill slide in grades and attendance. There is a serious lack of help or concern from the teachers, principal and counselor. We've repeatedly asked for help and advice and have been left to search for an alternative on our own. He is now facing suspension for excessive ditching and we are still left with no alternatives or support for him.

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August 04, 2005
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July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
Golden High School is a really good school. I really recommend to send your child there. They have great teachers, a great principal, and great counselors. Many students are really good students who are dedicated and have an influence on other students within' the building. Some students don't get on track thier first year, but over time, they get on track and it is wonderful to see the teachers encourage the students within their high school career. The principal is great and I really like to see that within all school. this principal is pretty good... he was better than what I expected. They have various academic programs for your child to choose form. Parents are also involved within the school's ciriculam.

- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2005
Unfortunately, Golden High seems to be setting their students up for failure. They are given an 'off block', during which time they have no place to be and no one to whom they report. They have off campus privileges and are allowed to roam freely around town. This is too much freedom for a 9th grader to handle, allowing for a multitude of temptation to be presented at an age where peer pressure and poor decision-making skills are at a peak. Even the best students may be tempted to hang out with their friends at the wrong places or for a little too long. This can lead to tardies, truancy, smoking, drinking, and increased exposure to drugs and/or the advancement of 'adult' relationships. I want my child to succeed in life and I want an educational system in place that feels the same about their future.

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March 25, 2005
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January 03, 2005
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November 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2004
I went to Golden High School for all four years of high school. I am now attending Regis University for Grad school. I would not have been able to get where I am today without everything that I learned at GHS. There are things that GHS needs to work on, but there are also some amazing faculty working at GHS and they are there willing to help students get through high school. Give GHS a chance!

- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2004
This is the best school, my child has gone to. She finally got the best grades of her life when she attended this school, I am also proud that I found this school! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
Oh please. GHS isn't that bad of a school - sure there is things that need improvement but what school doesn't have something to improve on? Parents - there are some very good teachers at GHs. Anyway - don't be afraid to send your kids to Golden - you will be surprised with what kind of education your child will get.

- submitted by a former student
April 28, 2004
Need more accelerated classes for advanced students. The class and sport fees are outrageous. The school facilities are old and outdated. Golden needs new classrooms, cafeteria, gym, and sports complex. Faculty does not support all extra-cirricula activities equally. School could use overall improvement in every category.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Not enough available study halls and study hall space. Too much time spent by students off campus because of this. Inadequate cafeteria space for lunch. Again, too much time spent by students off campus because of this. Jeferson County could spend more money on the educational system and school buildings and less on its fancy government complex. Monetary charges for classes in Jeffco are outrageous!

- submitted by a parent
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Golden High School
701 24th St, Golden, CO  80401
(303) 982-4200
Last modified Golden High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Golden High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top