Animas High School in Durango, CO - Niche

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    Public, Charter
  • Reviews
    25 3.9
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Animas High School is a public charter school in Durango, Colorado. It has 269 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 67% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 25 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3206 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81320
(303) 866-6600

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 25 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Health & Safety: Although we don't really have any safety measures in place, we don't really live in a place where they are necessary. We don't have a health program, but we can use the one at DHS.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: Because we don't have sports or clubs, I would rate this in the low category, but most of these things can be participated in through the other high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Teachers: Almost all teachers are very relatable and care about their student's success. easy to get to know and appreciate all of them. though a little bit unprofessional at times.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Animas High School is what every high school should be. Project based learning, student teacher relationships and the rigorous curriculum is fantastic.

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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Bayfield High School 15 mi. 364
2.33 Ignacio High School 19 mi. 233
3.00 Telluride High School 44 mi. 215
2.33 Dolores High School 36 mi. 204
1.33 Southwest Open Charter School 38 mi. 161

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


Female 40%
Male 59%

Student Diversity

Animas High School United States Bayfield High School Dolores High School Ignacio High School Southwest Open Charter School Telluride High School
White 92.0% 51.0% 78.0% 86.0% 34.0% 48.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 14.0% 8.0% 26.0% 14.0% 20.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 3.0% 2.0% 32.0% 34.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 33.5%
Grade 10 27.1%
Grade 11 23.4%
Grade 12 16.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes