Alamosa High School in Alamosa, CO - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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Alamosa High School is a public coed school in Alamosa, Colorado. It has 507 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 46% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 84 reviews written and they have been mixed.

805 Craft Dr
Alamosa, CO 81101
(719) 587-6000

Ratings and Reviews
3.0 from 84 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: 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
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I would have been miserable at AHS without my extracurriculars. I was involved in tons of things.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Would I go back to AHS if I had to do it all again....well, it's the valley and there aren't very many other choices in rural public school districts....

    If I could go back before all this federally mandated testing crap came in, yes, I would, but I would not want to be an AHS student in 2016. The school is not technologically or academically up to date.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: I had many wonderful teachers at AHS, but I was lucky to have them. Not everyone was so lucky. It really was hit or miss most of the time; either a teacher was passionate and wonderful, or they just squeaked by, doing the bare minimum. My parents frequently advocated for me, to get me into classrooms with great teachers and out of classrooms with inadequate teachers (several of whom have since been removed from the school, so that's a bonus for future students.)
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: 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.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Sunshine Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
Alamosa Ombudsman School of Excellence Public, Alternative, Coed
2.00 Ortega Middle School Public, Coed
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed
2.00 Alamosa Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Centauri High School 17 mi. 269
2.66 Monte Vista Senior High School 16 mi. 256
1.66 Sierra Grande School 24 mi. 256
2.66 Salida High School 72 mi. 295
2.33 Pagosa Springs High School 64 mi. 392

Around Alamosa High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Alamosa High School United States Colorado Centauri High School Monte Vista Senior High School Pagosa Springs High School Salida High School Sierra Grande School
Hispanic 62.0% 25.0% 32.7% 62.0% 73.0% 23.0% 9.0% 78.0%
White 35.0% 51.0% 55.1% 35.0% 24.0% 71.0% 87.0% 17.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.8% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.5% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%


Grade 9 29.0%
Grade 10 30.0%
Grade 11 20.3%
Grade 12 20.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 57% It offers classes one can take for college credit
  • 29% It's creates a family atmosphere
  • 14% Clubs and jobs and sports are encouraged and valid

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% The school is small making us a community.
  • 17% This school is small but diverse

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Average
  • 25% Driven
  • 25% Tight knit

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 12% I hate everything about this school.