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. Outcomes
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    NG
Address
3206 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81320
Telephone
(303) 866-6600
Website
Data not available

Animas High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
Data not available
Advance Math Class Enrollment
Data not available
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
B
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Advisory Olympics
    38%
  • Osprey Week
    38%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Student Orientation
    13%
  • Everyday at school
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
269
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$36,139
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
Data not available
Female Athletes
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$7,349/ year
National
$11,927
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

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Reviews

31 reviews
  • Excellent
    15
  • Very Good
    6
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
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
  • 3 months ago
Animas is great for the most part, but has kind of gone downhill in the past two years. We are in great need of a new building, and sometimes it seems like things get a little too unprofessional between students and teachers. But, project based learning is great and it's nice knowing that my teachers really care about giving me challenging and important work.
  • High School Senior
  • 9 months ago
Animas High School is what every high school should be. Project based learning, student teacher relationships and the rigorous curriculum is fantastic.
  • High School Junior
  • 12 months ago