Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO - Niche

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Arapahoe High School is a public school in Centennial, Colorado. It has 2,273 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 312 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122
(303) 347-6000

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 312 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love Arapahoe. It is a great school and I would do it all again if I had to.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Arapahoe will be some of the best years of your life.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is very welcoming and the curriculum is very challenging, this school has definitely made me into the person I am today.
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The administration and teachers are so incredibly passionate about Arapahoe it makes you so glad your child is there in that environment, learning and experiencing all high school has to offer. My daughter is so happy there, despite many hurdles to jump through in the first 2 years. Go Warriors!
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school's teachers and students are a close knit community with a great school spirit. I went into this school not knowing a single student or teacher, I felt so welcomed. All sports games and meets are so much fun and have a great atmosphere.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Littleton High School 2 mi. 1,383
3.66 Heritage High School 2 mi. 1,673
3.33 Highlands Ranch High School 3 mi. 1,605
3.33 Mountain Vista High School 4 mi. 2,098
3.66 Thunderridge High School 4 mi. 1,989

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Arapahoe High School United States Heritage High School Highlands Ranch High School Littleton High School Mountain Vista High School Thunderridge High School
White 82.0% 51.0% 79.0% 73.0% 65.0% 79.0% 79.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 13.0% 13.0% 24.0% 10.0% 11.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 2.0% 6.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.4%
Grade 10 26.7%
Grade 11 23.0%
Grade 12 24.9%

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 39 responses

  • 97% Yes
  • 3% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 19% Off hours and ability to choose classes
  • 16% Teachers are helpful
  • 15% Great community
  • 11% Great Sports
  • 11% Opportunities galore
  • 8% Forward-thinking schedules
  • 8% Helpful counselors
  • 7% The love of the Warrior communitry
  • 5% Amazing theatre program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 26% Timing of first lunch - its too early
  • 25% You need 12 pe credits to graduate
  • 23% You can't take AP classes tell Junior year
  • 11% While flexible, there're still many restrictions
  • 7% Numerous electives til graduation
  • 5% Kids are not very open and welcoming/friendly
  • 2% Need out of country school sponsored trips
  • 2% You "have" to be involved in a sport

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 36 responses

  • 50% "We are all warrior strong" December 13 2013
  • 31% Community that pulls together
  • 8% Open Campus and College preparations
  • 6% There aren't any well-defined, exclusive cliques
  • 6% Teachers, staff, counselors, and advisers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 57% Warriors always take care of one another.
  • 14% Family
  • 11% Community
  • 11% Clique Oriented
  • 5% Inspiring
  • 3% Academic

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 38% Get involved
  • 27% Don't be afraid to make friends with your teachers
  • 22% You get what you put inot your school
  • 11% It's not like the movies (in a good way)
  • 3% Don't give in to cliques

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.