Dakota Ridge Senior High School in Northeast Jefferson Township, CO - Niche

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Dakota Ridge Senior High School is a public school in Northeast Jefferson Township, Colorado. It has 1,505 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 150 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

13399 West Coal Mine Avenue
Littleton, CO 80127
(303) 982-1970

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 150 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: At my school, everyday is a Day Without Hate.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I joined cheerleading and that opened doors for me to meet new people. It helped me to be a more confident and outgoing person which in turn expanded my friend circle. My teachers have always encouraged me and influenced me to work my hardest in school, and I love that! Dakota has a great support system for anyone who feels alone, and I have found it very easy to build connections with teachers and faculty which help keep me grounded and set my goals high! Mr Plautz (my counselor) has constantly listened to my struggles and helped me stay on track in my academics. Dakota has given me the best high school experience I could ask for! I feel more than prepared to start the next chapter of schooling in my life.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Good sports programs, some cool teachers, good people
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I had a great time attending this school for all four years. This school gave me the great opportunity to attend a cadaver lab with my advanced anatomy and physiology class and has a great IB program for those accedemically advanced kids.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I really enjoyed attending high school at Dakota. There was a lot to do and there was a good strong sense of community. Even though sports were the main focus, the non-athletics were still a big part.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Mount Carbon Elementary School Public
3.66 Powderhorn Elementary School Public
3.66 Summit Ridge Middle School Public
3.33 Chatfield High School Public
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3.66 Deer Creek Middle School Public
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4.33 D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School Public
3.00 Collegiate Academy of Colorado Public, Charter
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3.66 Mortensen Elementary School Public
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Silver State Christian School Private, Religious
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3.66 Colorado Academy Private
2.33 Green Mountain High School Public
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Zion Lutheran School Private, Religious
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2.33 Traylor Academy Public
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Mc Lain Community High School Public, Alternative
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3.66 Kyffin Elementary School Public
3.00 O'Connell Middle School Public
2.00 Sabin World School Public
3.00 Lasley Elementary School Public
4.00 Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education Public
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2.33 Free Horizon Montessori Charter School Public, Charter
Miller Special Education Public
3.33 Creighton Middle School Public
4.00 Littleton Prep Charter School Public, Charter
3.00 Mullen High School Private, Religious
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2.33 Denison Montessori School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Chatfield High School 2 mi. 1,859
4.33 D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School 3 mi. 1,020
2.66 Bear Creek High School 4 mi. 1,847
3.66 Columbine High School 4 mi. 1,634
2.33 Green Mountain High School 6 mi. 1,104

Around Dakota Ridge Senior High School

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Dakota Ridge Senior High School United States Bear Creek High School Chatfield High School Columbine High School D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School Green Mountain High School
White 78.0% 51.0% 56.0% 81.0% 73.0% 81.0% 75.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 31.0% 12.0% 18.0% 9.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 6.0% 2.0% 3.0% 6.0% 2.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.0%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 26.4%
Grade 12 23.2%

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 18 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 28% Students
  • 21% Support
  • 17% Teacher
  • 14% School spirit
  • 10% People are always there to help in any way
  • 10% My Friends

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 47% Lack of ethinc diversity
  • 27% Peer pressure on students
  • 20% Students who bully
  • 7% Lack of school spirit and unity

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% There is almost absolutely no bullying here
  • 29% Students try and care
  • 14% The high standard of academics
  • 14% There is NO bullying and if there is kids stand up

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% Depends on how you make it.
  • 27% Support
  • 18% Helpful
  • 18% I just want to graduate

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 46% Expand your friend circle
  • 31% Stay with the right people
  • 15% Express your self
  • 8% Stay open to new people and ideas

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 29% I love everything about this school.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.