Arvada West High School

11595 Allendale Drive
Arvada, CO 80004
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Arvada West High School serves 1,768 students in grades 9-12.
Arvada West High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Arvada West High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Arvada West High School's student population of 1,768 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,768 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

Arvada West High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Arvada West High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#511 out of 1768 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
74%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.60
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Graduation Rate
92%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Arvada West High School is Warren Technical North (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Oberon Junior High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fremont Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arvada Warren Technical North Vocational School
    Grades: 10-12 | 21 students
    0.2 miles
    11325 Allendale Drive
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-9360
    0.2 10-12 21
  • Arvada Fremont Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 277 students
    0.4 miles
    6420 Urban
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-1699
    0.4 K-6 277
  • Arvada Vanderhoof Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 482 students
    0.5 miles
    5875 Routt Court
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-2744
    0.5 K-6 482
  • Arvada Allendale Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 230 students
    0.6 miles
    5900 Oak Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-1165
    0.6 PK-6 230
  • Arvada Campbell Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 276 students
    0.7 miles
    6500 Oak Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-1440
    0.7 PK-6 276

School Reviews

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The honors classes are stressful but they are amazing. It's the right amount of work (for the most part) and the teachers are fantastic. Arvada west has a great soccer program but tend to focus on football too much, even if the football team isn't that great.'like this year..
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