Alamosa High School

88 reviews
  1. Alamosa School District No. RE-11J
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
805 Craft Dr
Alamosa, CO 81101
Telephone
(719) 587-6000
Website
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Alamosa High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
6 responses
Average ACT
24
39 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
AP Enrollment
11%
AP Exam Pass Rate
44%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    17%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    58%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    25%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
  • After prom
    23%
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Bonfires
    9%
  • Track
    6%
  • Band concerts
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
507
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,161
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,729/ year
National
$11,890
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses

Reviews

88 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    13
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    4
My sophomore World History teacher was really disrespectful to girls who came from an unnamed school. He would sometimes harass students walking down the hall or interrupt other classes by barging in and yelling. My junior year U.S. History teacher was a world changer. He was always respectable, people could joke with him and they wouldn't feel uncomfortable. Every other teacher that I have had has not made me personally feel uncomfortable. Some teachers don't have a grading schedule. Sometimes they will put in an assignment in the grade book that should should have already been entered two months ago. Our band and guitar teachers go above and beyond with their students, because every instrument in the room comes from their own money. The school does not give them money for choir, to replace broken instruments, or to buy new instruments. The teaching styles differ, but in most classes everyone takes notes. Other days could be activities relating to the topic being learned. The communication skills are there, but it could be better for some teachers. Some teachers in our school have masters, so we can take AP classes. Some teachers have interests in students, because they take their time to have meaningful conversations with us.
  • High School Senior
  • 6 months ago
The school is welcoming but also safe. Bad things can happen anywhere, but the town is immediate in its response to school emergencies and threats, which happen occassionally, but have yet to develop into anything harmful. (AKA- the safety procedures work fabulously). Though, once, we had a blackout and the bathrooms (which have zero emergency lights and zero windows were dangerous, especially since that also shut down the sinks and toilets (which were automated). Also, student fighting is not at all prohibited and so the courts become involved. That's a bit intense.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Alamosa High School is a great school to be in at the valley. The teachers at AHS is so sweet, thoughtful, and helpful. They continue to push students to do their best and make sure they succeed. Even if students are being disrespectful or would not put the time into their work, teachers still continue to push them because they see potential in all of their students and they want to see every single person graduate. Some of the teachers do lack some work. Every year, teachers are required to meet certain criteria, but sometimes, once the school year goes by, not only do students slack, but so do the teachers. Overall, the teachers are great, but need to work on keeping up with the education that students need.
  • High School Senior
  • 6 months ago