Animas High School in Durango, CO - Niche

  • Grades
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Charter
  • Reviews
    20 4.0

Animas High School is a public charter school in Durango, Colorado. It has 237 students in grades 9-10. According to state standards, 67% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 20 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

Po Box 4414
Durango, CO 81320
(303) 866-6600

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 20 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Resources & Facilities: AHS has a history of having bad facilities, but we are in the fortunate position that our current residency is temporary. There is a project underway that will ultimately lead to a modern, state of the art, permanent building.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: AHS is unique simply because it deviates from a traditional high school. Being weird is completely acceptable, and textbooks are almost obsolete. It has created students with incredible drive to learn as much as possible and to achieve great things. The teachers are inspirational and there is an innate sense of respects towards every individual. It also creates opportunities to experience different passions; whether it be through Osprey Week or a project.
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Sports & Fitness: We don't have access to any sports or fitness facilities.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at AHS are both inspiring and challenging. Every teacher opens the students up to new perspectives and consistently challenges the limits a student may put on themselves. They create interactive classes that immediately make students want to be involved.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: Acceptance is a highly valued aspect of AHS's culture. Having such small class sizes helps prevent cliques and drama, which ultimately leads to everyone respecting one another.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Mountain Middle School Public
3.33 Riverview Elementary School Public
3.33 Miller Middle School Public
Grace Preparatory Academy of Durango Private, Religious
3.00 Durango High School Public
3.33 Needham Elementary School Public
St. Columba School Private, Religious
Southwest Colorado eSchool Public
Columbine Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Park Elementary School Public
Robert Denier Youth Services Center Public, Alternative
3.33 Escalante Middle School Public
2.66 Florida Mesa Elementary School Public
3.33 Animas Valley Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Mancos High School 23 mi. 107
3.66 Telluride High School 44 mi. 212
1.66 Southwest Open Charter School 38 mi. 161
Ouray Senior High School 51 mi. 56
3.66 Ridgway High School 59 mi. 105

Around Animas High School

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


Male 56%
Female 43%

Student Diversity

Animas High School United States Mancos High School Ouray Senior High School Ridgway High School Southwest Open Charter School Telluride High School
White 90.0% 51.0% 77.0% 89.0% 85.0% 51.0% 75.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 14.0% 8.0% 7.0% 17.0% 20.0%
Native American 2.0% 1.1% 4.0% 0% 0% 28.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 43.8%
Grade 10 56.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes