"GMHS is Jeffco's only comprehensive Academy Model High School"
Students enrolled 1100
Hours 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Colleen Owens
Transportation options Yes
District Jefferson County School District No. R-1

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13175 West Green Mountain Dr
Lakewood, CO 80228

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(303) 982-9500
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3 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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August 19, 2014
Green Mountain is in my opinion the best school anyone could go to as a public school, not only dose it have a strong community base but the relashionships you can build with teachers us out standing Green Mountain has the reputation of the druggie school but what school doesn't have a drug problem? Our student body couldn't be any better we have a great family feel to it. Honestly it comes down to how hard you try to become apart of this school all my teachers were great to me and helped me when I need trouble those same teachers were the ones everyone said was mean. Green Mountain is no D'Evelen but to succeed here youre going to have to try just as hard as anyone else.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2013
GREEN MOUNTAIN IS AWESOME! It is community based, with tons of parent and community involvement from everything such as its annual Ram Run to the parent run After-Prom Committee! Many of the teachers are GM graduates themselves and genuinely care about their students. They are open to meet with before school,, especially on Wednesdays (starts 8:30) and Thursdays (starts 8:00,) as well as after school. Though the facilities are older, the new Beautification Club has been busy planting greenery, painting, and sprucing things up! There are tons of clubs/activities students can take advantage of, with new ones popping up each year, such as POMS, FBLA, and BIONIC (and MANY more)! With the Academy Program (the only one in Jeffco), students can focus on their interests/future by taking classes in their pathway(s) and then graduate with special recognition for completion. AP and Honors classes are available for numerous classes, providing the student the option as to which classes they would like to pursue with more vigor. Students are very accepting of one another, and there are no specific cliques or exclusions. GM has become my home away from home--I love it here! GO RAMS!

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2013
Love Green Mountain High School!! I have a graduate and a current sophomore. The pride and passion for education in this school amazes me everyday, I can't imagine sending my children anywhere else. A fabulous neighborhood high school that has found a solution for all level of students in the Academy Program...this program allows for the high achieving students to excel and for those students who struggle with motivation to find the relevance they need. If you are looking for a quality well-rounded high school education for your student you need to visit Green Mountain!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Green Mountain is by far the best school around. It is Jefferson County's well kept secret. Great close community of teachers, parents, students and unbelievable caring and dedicated principal. The academy program offers a range of classes that no other school in Colorado offers. Kids have the opportunity to take AP and Honors courses, earn college credit and have a weighted GPA. The atmosphere is positive, everyone supports each other and there is a strong parent community. Green Mountain is like a small town nestled in between the city and mountains - great diversity and great kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
I would not send my children anywhere else and highly recommend Green Mountain to any family looking for a well-rounded quality education for their student. The passion for teaching is amazing. The administration has created a collaboration of community businesses and parents that has become a model for other Jeffco Schools. The school pride and caring student environment is one of their best assets. Green Mountain offers a mix of rigor and relevance that provides the opportunity for students to be successful in whatever they choose to pursue following graduation.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
I am one of the many parents that has moved my student to another Jeffco school. Gr Mt is our neighborhood school, but it is horrible. Just as others have stated. The staff are rude or don't care. Parent involvement is only wanted when the school needs money. We tranferred to another Jeffco school. There are many of the same problems, but not as severe.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2012
Honestly I think that Green Mountain is not the best school. The staff are rude and disrespectful.and most of the teachers aren't that great. The school is a dump and really trashy and not very clean. The students aren't that great ethier. Because of bullying issues and beyond. The staff doesn't take care of things like they should. So everyone that goes there is a stoner or higher than their own grades. And staff doesn't take good responsibility and are harsh and rude.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2012
The teachers, most of them are great and caring. The new administration is lacking guidance both for the students and the teachers. The schools enrollment was down 400 in 11/12 school year. This upcoming school year 12/13 many parents are opting not to send their kids back. This school needs a strong principal to get this school back on track.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
Overall, this school is good. It has all the same problems that every other public school has (chilches, bullying) just as much as any other school. I have to say though. the comments about cliches are true but bullying is a little less than ordinary. cliches, in my mind , are based totally off economic class or popularity 9sports clubs, going to proir schools w/people before.) There are many opportunities like clubs, AP/Honors classes, but like it everyother school I have seen, the student have to motivate themselves. What parents don't realize also that parents have to play a role and kind-of restrain their chidren, aka parent. Though there have been many changes to the county budget . this school has taken them in stride and hasdone the best with what they have.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
Green Mountain high school is undergoing major changes. WIth a new principal and three new assistant principals in 2011, the reviews about poor leadership I have read seem obsolete. The teachers I know care deeply about this school and its students. There are dozens of student clubs and organizations who work to welcome new students, help students in need, build school spirit and get everyone involved. The student body is changing too, and becoming more diverse than ever. I am proud to be a part of the Green Mountain community.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
This is overall a great school. As with all schools there are cliches but unlike other schools people have an understanding with each other and there is almost no bullying. Some teachers are very nice and communicate with students and others are in the completely wrong profession for them. Admins are a whole different issue; they are horrible. There is no personal connection and when student come to them with something it is as if its an inconvience for them to help a student. The security really cares about the students though. They get to know them personally and are always looking out for them. For students who truely care about their education the Advanced Placement classes at GMHS are spectacular with teachers that truely know their stuff.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2011
I have two daughters at this school. I think they have received an execptional education, and this would be supported by academic scholarships offered, and scores on the ACT which place my oldest in the top percentages compared to other students across the nation. My experience is that the majority of the teachers do a great job, there are a couple that do not relate as well with the students, or struggle in teaching to different learning styles. Overall, they truly want the students to master content, and are enthused about student learning. My middle daughter has a learning disability, she has had to learn to advocate for herself, but her teacher's do make accommodations that allow her to be a successful student. There are problems in any high school, so much of it for any student, is who they choose as friends, and how much effort are they willing to put forth. We need to learn to support community, through good and bad, if you do our children can learn a lot about perseverance, caring for others, see the resilience within themselves. With their BIOIC club, and other programming, they do want to help develop educated citizens, with great character.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
The culture at this school is one where the elite athletes and students rule the school. It is very exclusive, and new kids or different kids generally feel very unwelcome. Unless you are in one of these elite cliches, your kid could be in trouble. A lot of good teachers but the Admin is the worst I've every seen.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Some of the teachers I encountered at Parent/Teacher Conferences appeared mute today. Since Green Mountain High School already has quite a number of negatives, (the school itself is a dump, there is very little school spirit and little leadership), the teachers have usually made up for it's shortcomings. Today, I have to wonder if some of it's teachers are in the wrong business and will certainly do "my homework" to check out all the other educational opportunities in the area..

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
I think GM is a great school if your student is self motivated and enjoys a challenge. If they have to get motivation from somewhere else, the teachers have so many students and the counselors are spread so thin that your student will recieve no help. The administrators do not understand the students at all and are very rude and distant. There is alot of tension between the teachers and administrators. The administrators tend to treat everyone like children, teachers and students alike. If you want to interact with children I suggest you work at an elementary school not a high school.

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2010
I am not impressed nor satisfied with my daughter's enrollment at Green Mountain. I chose to choice enroll her and commute 3 miles farther than her home school because I was told it was a great high school. Not. The teacher's are insensitive, the activity leaders are clickish and standoffish and don't try to include other parents. It's horrible. I am considering withdrawing my daughter from this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
The teachers at Green Mountain High School make the difference! They strive to teach students at every level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I cannot say enough about the support of staff at this school. My student transferred to Green Mountain from another local high school where the support was not given. The student is involved in sports and has had to work hard to achieve his academic eligibility status, the support and encouragement received was above and beyond all expectations and I have noted a marked difference in confidence and self esteem. I can truly say thank you to a staff from coaches, athletic director and counselors, and teachers who all did more than their part to contribute to a student being successful and being validated.

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2009
GM is a good solid neighborhood school. I disagree with the negative comments made here. The AP classes and teachers are exceptional. It is a big school, however, with typical big school issues. My kids have enjoyed the school and their CSAP scores and AP test scores show they are getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
this is a great school for any kid that loves to learn and interact

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July 14, 2008
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May 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2008
I had a student attend here. As usual I continued to be dissapointed with this school along with the previous schools he attended in this area. The assistance given to struggling students is nonexistant. If you have a student that struggles do not send he/she here. As students are pushed throught he 'system' and will fail or barely graduate.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
Unfortunately, I would have to agree with the other negative responses here. The administration at this school leaves a lot to be desired. They are extremely disrespectful to the parents as well as the students. They seem to only care about thos students who can give the best CSAP scores or score the most points in sporting events. Students who need extra attention to excel are left behind. What ever happened to those excellent educators from the past? Those who really wanted to make a difference in a students life. They certainly don't thrive at Green Mountain High and it's very sad. Education is the most important thing parents want for their children. My student will be removed from this neighborhood school for an alternative school where he can excel and be treated with respect.

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January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 22, 2007
Very caring teachers and very poor administration. If I wanted to send my children to a military school I would have done this. Petty rules are excessive and the school is like a jail. From the adminstration it is more important to be conforming and lose your individuality than learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2007
My 2 daughters attended this school. Teacher quality is good. There are many exceptional energetic and caring teachers at this school. In the past 4 years many new policies including enforcement of dress code and conduct have been stressed. If your student wants to succeed the teachers do everything to help them. As with any high school the kids who don't want to learn or follow the rules are a challenge.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
Good Theater, and music programs. Good teaching and administration, not ever student likes there rules, but they are good. Safe, clean, educating, and an all round good school.

- submitted by a student
May 03, 2006
This school leaves a lot to be desired as far as the adminstration and the lack of a solid policy concerning closed campuses for all students and a lack of control over parent groups for sports and activities

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Thi si the most pathetic school i have bin to. I am an senoir. The music progarm is the best i have seen but the major down fall of the school is the principal!

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July 26, 2005
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Green Mountain High School
13175 West Green Mountain Dr, Lakewood, CO  80228
(303) 982-9500
Last modified Green Mountain 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.
Green Mountain High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews.