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 381 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 381 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I had a really amazing time in the activities I did. I was also given the opportunity to make a club of my own.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers here really do care about the students and want to see them succeed.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I feel super safe here, especially after the shooting. The staff has made a great effort to make us feel at home.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The two years that I have attended AHS have been amazing because of the teachers.They make you feel welcome and joyful. They help better yourself and learn as much as possible. They take the time to help and make sure you have a full understanding of the material. Overall, its great!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: There are many new safety procedures that were implemented after I graduated.

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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 58 responses

  • 93% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 18% Off hours and ability to choose classes
  • 15% Teachers are helpful
  • 14% Great community
  • 12% Great Sports
  • 11% Opportunities galore
  • 9% Forward-thinking schedules
  • 8% The love of the Warrior communitry
  • 7% Helpful counselors
  • 4% 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 51 responses

  • 45% "We are all warrior strong" December 13 2013
  • 35% Community that pulls together
  • 8% Open Campus and College preparations
  • 8% Teachers, staff, counselors, and advisers
  • 4% There aren't any well-defined, exclusive cliques

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 53 responses

  • 62% Warriors always take care of one another.
  • 13% Community
  • 9% Family
  • 8% Clique Oriented
  • 6% Inspiring
  • 2% 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 43 responses

  • 40% I love everything about this school.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.