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Northglenn High School

Public | 9-12 | 1900 students

We are a fully comprehensive neighborhood STEM school.

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted March 9, 2013

3/9/2013 My child was accepted into their new STEM program. I've been at the school at few times: it's ENORMOUS! I'll be honest and say I've heard some stories about gang type activity: hope it's not true. There are a lot of hispanic kids there and hoping it isn't as bad as in So Cal, where we moved from. Any info a current student/teacher or parent can give me to give me some ideas/support? My child is Asperger's and bright, but socially awkward and I'm very concerned. NHS is NOT in our area, so I have to drive back and forth daily. Thanks Amber
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

Great teachers!!! They really care about their students. A huge variety of AP programs, I'm not sure but I think that it is the school that has the most AP programs in adams12. A variety of people which lets the student socialize with more than one group of people. There is amazing clubs to join and sports!!! I recommend FCCLA, you get to do many fun things with them as well as compete at district, state, and national level. It opens many doors for the students.This school is wonderful and there is something for everyone to enjoy. I mean staff is great there are amazing math teachers that always have a good way of teaching. The school goes above and beyond with helping students go very far in life by giving us great tools like AP. My class whooped Thornton High in Csap scores last year! we have amazing teachers honestly they're friendly and get the job done. I am not a nerd lol I just think it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2011

This school is not perfect but no school is. The teachers and counselors genuinely care. I transfered schools for a few months and gained a much greater appreciation for Northglenn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2010

Faculty is underpaid and unappreciated and it's strongly affecting the students. The atmosphere is bad and i don't recommend this school. They are more interested in making a student pay for something they did wrong then encouraging them to do something right. There seems like a new rule every month that gets in the way of a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2010

This school fails to cater to those who want to pursue a challenging academic career. The teachers and administration are too preoccupied with discipling the infinite amount of troubled students here that those who attend school for an education are, well, put aside. This ultimately defeats the purpose of school in the first place. The atmosphere is hostile; drugs and bad behavior are always present. The student body is certainly not composed of kids who aspire to be doctors, lawyers, or even do anything with their lives. If there are kids who have dreams to succeed in the workplace, they wouldn't be able to. Academics are not a priority, which is evident based on this school's test scores. ALL results are below the state average. This has been the case for these past several years and I see no genuine effort into changing this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

The teachers show special interest in the students. I am currently going to NGH and i would never wish for better teachers. The school needs work but the students learn and thats all that matters!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2007

I went to Northglenn High School and look back on my time there as four of the best years of my life. I had such supportive teachers who helped me grow and prepare for the real world. I went on to graduate from college with a 4.0, which I never would have been able to do without the education and preparation I received from Northglenn. When choosing a high school there is no better option.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 30, 2007

This school year (06-07) I am a high school freshmen. My experience at Northglenn so far has been an enjoyable one. I believe that I am getting an excellent education from a group of teachers that are some of the best I've had. With the open campus (during free periods students may leave campus) I feel a sense of freedom a responsibility. There is a diverse ethnic group attending Northglenn High, so I learn in and out of class. There are many clubs, athletics and classes offered. With all the choices, I can make sure to be well prepared for college and life. I have found my teachers to be supportive and knowledgeable. My classes are fun and informative. There is high school spirit, and the students are very supportive and tolerant of one another. Northglenn High School is a safe and hospitable environment for me to learn in. Go Norse!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2006

Northglenn is a very fun school. It makes sure that everyone is involed with activites. Traditions are being changed though, a lot of things that were 'okay' before are now un-sportsman like...even though all the other schools in the district do it. This school is over 40 years old and the same traditions have been here since. They should not be changed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2005

Great school. Teachers and staff that do a great job, lots of options in classes for students, no pressure on the kids to be in athletics (but if a student is so inclined, plenty of options there, too.) Great atmosphere to be in for a public school. Student to teacher ratio could stand to be a little smaller but that is a small thing in comparison to what other schools are like.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 31, 2005

My husband graduated from NGHS in 1978. We now have one son who has graduated from NGHS and another is a freshman. Their motto 'Rich in Tradition' is a very true statement. Every year seems to improve- whether it be the physical attributes of the school or the 'spirit' of the school. All of the parents involvement in the school seems to be the driving factor behind this motto. Many of the children who are there now, have parents who have stayed living in the area and now are deeply involved in their childrens academics and activities. This is what captures a schools 'Spirit'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

This school is a great school. Their are lots of extra after school activities that are available to children. From drama to foreign language clubs. Academic programs are great and there is also higher education classes available. eg. college prep.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

I am a former student from Northglenn High School. I was not really impressed with the overall quality of the school. They have a few exceptional teachers, but that doesnt make up for the ones that are on the 'average teacher'' list. I didnt feel challenged while attending. I frequently felt held back because they cater to the students that are at and below average. Even the College level classes are not up to par. The administration is on the same level as the teachers, and they typicaly are not as supportive and 'with the program' as they could be. They have a good selection of athletics, and other extra curricular activities. However, the coaches need improvement. In the future, I would not have a child attend this school. I wouldnt want my children have this same experiance.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2004

My child recently graduated from Northglenn and I was shocked by the schools lack of interest in my childs success. This is not a school that cares about it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students21%
Female18%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian37%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible15%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian74%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students28%
Female33%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian69%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)1%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%
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 Students18%
Female14%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible21%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Science

All Students36%
Female30%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Writing

All Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible21%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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

17

Graduation rate

73%


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
Hispanic 52% 32%
White 45% 57%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school STEM Lab
STEM Launch
Silver Hills Middle Scho
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Gifted specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Dance teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Special olympics
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Hybrid
  • Internships
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Chess club
  • Coding
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Game club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Special olympics
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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STEM Launch
Silver Hills Middle Scho
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601 West 100th Place
Northglenn, CO 80221
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Phone: (720) 972-4600

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