Wheat Ridge High School

9505 West 32nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Wheat Ridge High School serves 1,250 students in grades 9-12.
Wheat Ridge High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (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 43% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Wheat Ridge High School's student population of 1,250 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,250 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

Wheat Ridge High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Wheat Ridge High School is 0.57, 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
#744 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
54%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.60
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Graduation Rate
88%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 Wheat Ridge High School is Sobesky Academy (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Everitt Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Slater Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wheat Ridge Everitt Middle School Math: 13% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 437 students
    0.7 miles
    3900 Kipling Street
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 982-1580
    0.7 7-8 437
  • Denver Slater Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 336 students
    0.9 miles
    8605 West 23rd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80215
    (303) 982-7575
    0.9 PK-6 336
  • Wheat Ridge Prospect Valley Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 493 students
    1.0 miles
    3400 Pierson Street
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 982-7535
    1 K-6 493
  • Denver Sobesky Academy Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 92 students
    1.0 miles
    2001 Hoyt Street
    Denver, CO 80215
    (303) 982-5995
    1 K-12 92
  • Denver Vivian Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 209 students
    1.0 miles
    10500 West 25th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80215
    (303) 982-7670
    1 PK-6 209

School Reviews

  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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2  
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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