Animas High School

31 reviews
  1. Durango, CO
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Charter
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    NG
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
3206 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81320
Telephone
(303) 866-6600
Website
Data not available

Animas 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
90%
Average SAT
1190
9 responses
Average ACT
26
24 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
Data not available
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    100%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
  • Advisory Olympics
    36%
  • Osprey Week
    36%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Everyday at school
    9%
  • Student Orientation
    9%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
269
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$6,854/ year
National
$11,890
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

Reviews

31 reviews
  • Excellent
    15
  • Very Good
    6
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
Student-teacher relationships at Animas are extraordinary! You can not find devotion like this at any other school. The teachers are committed to their job and for them teaching is a passion. Most teachers are young and are full of knowledge and passion about the topic they are teaching. They are willing to take the extra step to make each student gets the education they deserve and need. They cater to each student's individuality and personal interests. What's amazing about the teachers at Animas is the fact that they have the freedom to develop their own lesson plans that work with the student's needs. Instead of being forced by the state to teach to the test, our teachers create a plan that teaches student about the real world.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago
This school is absolutely amazing. Animas is a project based learning school, meaning that teachers use real world applications to allow students to develop hands on projects to gain a better understanding of the concepts. This alone makes this high school unlike any school in the area. In addition to the type of learning offered, Animas has a culture of excellence. Everyone, including staff, is expected to do well and strive for greatness, whether that be academically or culturally. Every student is held to high expectations. Because the students present their hard work publicly through exhibitions in the community, they must do beautiful work and present themselves professionally. Another great thing I love about Animas High is the culture. This school is nothing like what you see in the movies. I could honestly say that everyone cares about one another. At Animas people get what is described as "the feeling" and I would describe it as a learning environment that makes me comfortable and excited to walk into the building each day. Just as an example, we have students who hold the door open in the morning and greet people and we have a group of students who hand coffee out to parents as they drop their student off. Each day is a new adventure, whether that be building a life size catapult, preforming slam poetry or going down to the river to study the chemistry of the water. Everyone goes to Animas because they are committed to their education and they want to learn. Animas is full of uniquely minded students who are interested in finding and learning about their passions.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago
We have a wide variety of clubs and activities, however we don't have the facilities for sport teams. We have clubs like back country skiing club, rocking climbing, knowledge bowl, gay-straight alliance, rotary, video production, newspaper, student council, yearbook, IAM Music, Animas mountain bike team, etc. Most students who are interested in sports participate in Durango High School team sports. DHS is very accepting of Animas students being on the team, they are created equal. There is a bus that takes student athletes from Animas to DHS after school.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago