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Littleton, CO
Students enrolled: 1,691

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1401 West Geddes Ave
Littleton, CO 80120

(303) 347-7600
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April 09, 2015
This is an excellent, well-rounded, kid-oriented school. Teachers care, and they make themselves available to both parents and students. Student clubs and activities are abundant, and the course prospector offers an unbelievable amount of options. The principal is a fantastic leader who has earned the respect of the students and staff. I personally like that Heritage is tucked away in a quiet residential area. It feels safe and peaceful. No complaints from this mom--except for the non-stop standardized testing, which is a problem in all Colorado public schools, in my opinion. The amount of instructional time taken away through test preparation and testing itself is absolutely ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2015
If your child is an athlete stay far away from this school. There is a definite parent problem at this school. There is an open door policy for parents to push their agenda with the inept Athletic Director. Since he does not want to be bothered he gives into the parents whining and complaining. I have never seen so many coaches fired because of parents. What a terrible example they have shown the students....complain until you get what you want. Not the way it works in the real world. Additionally, I have often wondered why an institution whose purpose is to mentor, teach and build children is so focused on finding things they have done wrong instead of encouraging and praising what they have done right. The lack of encouragement is so defeating to the students. Some teachers are great, however I would question some in the math department. One teacher, who claimed to be the department chair, was so inept at math that the students were constantly correcting her. The majority of the class had to hire a tutor to undo what she had taught in class. With the number of great schools in the metro area, stay far away from Heritage High School.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2014
I attended Heritage for two years and found it nearly impossible to adjust. The student body not only lacks diversity, but they are extremely clique - oriented. If you don't fit in with either the jocks, preps, geeks, or smokers, then you are doomed to be a loner at Heritage. I've had a handful of good teachers at Heritage. Unfortunately, many teachers will suffocate their classes with home work. I felt constantly overwhelmed at Heritage. If you are someone who loves white suburbia, fits into a clique easily, and have no trouble balancing large amounts of school & homework, then Heritage is the place for you. -Former student

- submitted by a community member

November 06, 2013
Wonderful school with a dedicated staff led by a strong, passionate Principal. The administration is helpful and caring. It has a very strong Post Grad department. My children are thriving at Heritage!

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2012
I am a teacher at Heritage ahd would like to respond to the February 4th posting about the harmlessness of TP'ing and pouring flour all over the floors of the school as senior pranks. With all due respect, I must say that while these pranks are indeed non-violent, they are disrespectful to people in other ways. Our neighbors do not appreciate their yards being littered with toilet paper, and our school custodians do not need to be cleaning up buckets of flour that has been strewn all over the floors. We need to teach our students to respect others in all ways - not just by refraining from violent activities.

- submitted by a teacher

February 02, 2011
I am a student at heritage. Teachers are wonderful here and help you with school and outside of class are willing to help with anything you need. The administration doesn't just care about grades but about you individually. My peers are great and remember to get involved in sports or theater etc. because you will make a ton of friends and are almost guaranteed in freshman year. If you are between two schools (especially Heritage vs. Arapahoe) choose Heritage, you wont regret it.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2010
We have two students open enrolled at Heritage High School. We visited three Jeffco high schools and Littleton prior to deciding on Heritage. It was the best decision we could have made. It is worth the drive to see the passion that the teachers bring to learning. I've never heard my daughters complain about a teacher. It is exceptional.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2010
This is our third child at this school, and while I think all public high schools are flawed in some ways (and experienced those flaws in another school for two years with one of our children), I am convinced that HHS does it's best to be the best, within the confines of what the LEA will let it do. I'm proud to have my children graduate from there.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2009
I am a student at HHS. and i personally do not like the students there. If there students were more adverse then the school would be better. the Administration is awesome! They try to help as much as possible. I know when i dropped out Jr. year for a semester they tried to help me out the best they could to graduate! Now im graduating a semester early! They really do help!

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2008
Heritage is a wonderful school! The administration can be strict but only because they are looking out for students. The seniors can't flour the freshmen anymore because it can harm students with breathing problems. The administration puts pressure on the students because they get more motivated to do better. This is a great school to go to where students can play sports for fun and get involved in many programs and clubs!

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2006
This is a great school! The teachers really care about the students and there are a huge variety of extracurricular activities to choose from.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2006
Heritage High School has an open campus and this is great for college bound responsible teens but for troubled teens with difficult home life or those who struggle with school I would not recommend this school. If you are a D1 bound Athlete also a very good school for highly competitive sports but with this comes mean / tough coaches who care more about winning than the kids.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2006
My daughter loves Heritage High School. The academic program is fantastic and the teachers are great too. She likes the student body - they frown on drugs, are academically driven and friendly. She is a junior and has been at Heritage since her freshman year.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2004
I'm currently a student at Heritage and I'm satisfied with the way that things work. Many of the teachers are qualified and teach well, and I'm able to learn there. Sometimes the school rules are things I don't agree with, but overall, Heritage is a place I don't mind going to every morning.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2004
Sadly, I find that there is an increasing amount of pressure placed on the students at Heritage. Unfortunately, the staff only creates an atmosphere in which the student wants to fight back. Many parents feel that our children are being suffocated by discipline for small, unimportant aspects of high school. I remember the excitement of being a senior and being able to do things like TP and flouring underclassmen. Now the staff claims this damages the smaller kids. To me this is a joke because I've never seen a traumatized student from these incidents. In fact, I remember underclassmen laughing with us. Then, the traditions are passed on. Now, my senior won't be able to attend his own graduation ceremony if he participates in any of these non-violent activities. I find it pathetic that our school board is wasting its time on such frivolous matters.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
This is a wonderful school. The activities and sports offered are top notch, and the academics are outstanding. With a great selection of teachers, kids definitely get an education that is above and beyond. Newcomers feel welcomed and the school has a wonderful community feeling, everyone is accepted here.

- submitted by a community member

August 10, 2003
I enjoyed my time at Heritage. I look forward to my ten year reunion in a couple of years. I would recommend this school based on academics, community involvement, sports and most importantly, free spirit.

- submitted by a student

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Heritage High School
1401 West Geddes Ave, Littleton, CO  80120
(303) 347-7600
Last modified Heritage High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Heritage High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top