Wheat Ridge High School

  • Wheat Ridge High School serves 1,210 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 33% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • Wheat Ridge High School's student population of 1,210 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,210 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wheat Ridge High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wheat Ridge High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1038 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
39%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
55%
53%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wheat Ridge High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.550.39
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Graduation Rate
84%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wheat Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County No. R-1 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Excellent school with excellent teachers who really care about the students!!!!!
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5  
I'm a 3rd generation student. Quite frankly its a typical american high school. Yes there are fights every once in awhile but hey! that happens every where. Amazing sports programs are here including the best staff ever:) PTA is a little low on the participation but oh well! Overall Farmers forever! :)
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My chief complaint with wheatridge is the indifference and bias that the minority students face. Staff members ignore the holier than thou attitudes & racial comments made by white students. Jefferson county schools can not afford to continuosly play favoritism to the "priviledged".
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