Columbine High School in Columbine, CO - Niche

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Columbine High School is a public school in Columbine, Colorado. It has 1,675 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 62% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 223 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

6201 South Pierce Street
Littleton, CO 80123
(303) 982-4400

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4.0 from 223 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: As like every school, there are teachers that just don't have what it takes for all individual learners. I have two children with very different abilities in the classroom. Most of the teachers are fantastic.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: It is a great school, both athletically and academically.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Columbine High School is unique in the way that it welcomes everyone into the community. Once you start your high school journey, you are part of a family, and stay a part of it for the rest of your life. Like the motto says, "Once a Rebel, always a Rebel." The school has gone through so much from the start, but the community has since picked itself up, and persevered through a time in which so much pain and sadness was around. And this is what makes Columbine High School unique: that even through the worst of the worst, with a family to lean back on, one can always keep fighting on.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Stop talking about the shooting
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I really love both the IB program and girls basketball program at Columbine but often administration does a poor job at handling individual or school problems. There's a large drug problem at our school and I have even seen quite a few heroine needles disposed of on school property. The class choices have also gone down recently although it hasn't directly impacted me since I am a member of the IB program. The IB program is small with only 10 kids in the 2016 senior class, which I enjoy. The other negative thing about Columbine is the really old facilities, recently the gym flooded and we only have one gym so that is unfortunate for sports teams. Some of the other rundown athletic facilities include the tennis courts, the track, the football field, and the wrestling room.

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4.33 D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School 3 mi. 1,038
2.00 John F. Kennedy High School 4 mi. 1,260
3.33 Chatfield High School 3 mi. 1,806
3.00 Bear Creek High School 4 mi. 1,732
3.66 Heritage High School 4 mi. 1,673

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Columbine High School United States Bear Creek High School Chatfield High School D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School Heritage High School John F. Kennedy High School
White 71.0% 51.0% 53.0% 80.0% 79.0% 79.0% 14.0%
Hispanic 19.0% 25.0% 33.0% 12.0% 9.0% 13.0% 71.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 6.0% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.1%
Grade 10 25.9%
Grade 11 25.3%
Grade 12 22.7%

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 26 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 21% Support
  • 21% Community
  • 19% Faculty
  • 15% Clubs/Extracurricular Activities
  • 11% Sports
  • 8% Tom Tonelli
  • 3% Great music program
  • 1% Ms Warnke

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 57% People always bring up the shootings at our school
  • 22% The lunchroom was always very crowded
  • 17% Not enough honors courses for upper classmen.
  • 4% The 5th- 6th grade classes are all held in temps

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 57% The overwhelming sense of community
  • 17% The overwhelming sense of family
  • 13% The focus on athletics
  • 13% Infamy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 86% We Are Columbine
  • 9% Home
  • 5% Sports oriented

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 90% Get involved; you are a family, get to know them.
  • 5% Do IB
  • 5% Don't expect recognition for academic excellence

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 50% I love everything about this school.
  • 44% 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.