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Arapahoe High School is a public school in Southwest Arapahoe Township, Colorado. It has 2,190 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 299 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 299 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: The building is old. The roof is collapsing and it is just simply outdated. However I am seeing more and more technology. Lots of classrooms have smart boards, and we have access to computers.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Everything that is taught is taught well. But there is a heavy workload and there could be a little more variety of classes taken. The most popular classes are yoga, psychology, film studies.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Student Culture & Diversity: Again, everything revolves around cliques. The acceptance level of other students is low and there is a lot of judgment. There is not much racial diversity. Most people are straight, and if someone is gay, they would be pulverized with bullying.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Obviously, the safety here is as good as it gets. I always feel very safe. The bullying that takes place happens between cliques and it is very prevalent.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Personally, I had a tough time here. Mainly because of the cliques. But I know for a fact that it is possible to have an amazing experience. The community is a driving force but it does feel very cliche. If I could have a do over, I would get involved and try new things much more, much earlier. It is important to be accepting of others here.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Lois Lenski Elementary School Public
3.66 East Elementary School Public
3.66 Littleton High School Public
3.66 Heritage High School Public
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Primrose School of Littleton Private
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Primrose School of Highlands Ranch Private
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3.33 Highlands Ranch High School Public
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KinderCare Learning Center Private
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Mackintosh Academy Private, Special Education
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Littleton High School 3 mi. 1,490
3.66 Heritage High School 2 mi. 1,752
3.33 Highlands Ranch High School 3 mi. 1,742
4.00 West Middle School 4 mi. 1,132
3.66 Mountain Vista High School 4 mi. 2,036

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

Student Diversity

Arapahoe High School United States Heritage High School Highlands Ranch High School Littleton High School Mountain Vista High School West Middle School
White 85.0% 51.6% 81.0% 73.0% 70.0% 80.0% 69.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 24.5% 10.0% 12.0% 19.0% 10.0% 14.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 2.0% 5.0% 3.0% 3.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.3%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 24.7%
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 31 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 19% Off hours and ability to choose classes
  • 16% Teachers are helpful
  • 15% Great community
  • 12% Forward-thinking schedules
  • 11% Opportunities galore
  • 10% Helpful counselors
  • 9% Great Sports
  • 5% Amazing theatre program
  • 4% The love of the Warrior communitry

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 27% Timing of first lunch - its too early
  • 27% You need 12 pe credits to graduate
  • 27% You can't take AP classes tell Junior year
  • 10% While flexible, there're still many restrictions
  • 7% Kids are not very open and welcoming/friendly
  • 2% Numerous electives til graduation
  • 0% You "have" to be involved in a sport

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 56% "We are all warrior strong" December 13 2013
  • 26% Community that pulls together
  • 11% Open Campus and College preparations
  • 7% There aren't any well-defined, exclusive cliques
  • 0% Teachers, staff, counselors, and advisers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 48% Warriors always take care of one another.
  • 19% Family
  • 15% Clique Oriented
  • 7% Inspiring
  • 7% Community
  • 4% Academic

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 33% Don't be afraid to make friends with your teachers
  • 30% Get involved
  • 19% You get what you put inot your school
  • 15% It's not like the movies (in a good way)
  • 4% Don't give in to cliques

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% I love everything about this school.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.