Heritage High School

225 reviews
  1. Littleton Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1401 West Geddes Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
Telephone
(303) 347-7600

Heritage High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1280
49 responses
Average ACT
27
147 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
AP Enrollment
27%
AP Exam Pass Rate
69%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    68%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    16%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    16%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Football games and spirit weeks
    34%
  • MAD Week
    21%
  • Pep assemblies
    17%
  • Mr. Eagle
    13%
  • Musicals
    9%
  • Anime Club
    2%
  • Jazz
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,673
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,447
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,086/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses

Reviews

225 reviews
  • Excellent
    36
  • Very Good
    109
  • Average
    70
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    1
There are so many clubs at Heritage for all different interests. The sponsors of the clubs make it fun not only for those who are in the club, but for the whole school! We have a club dedicated solely to helping charities, one of which is our sister school in Sierra Leone, Africa. They put on MAD week full of fun activities, such as the student/faculty basketball game, to raise money. There's a mountaineering club that does climbing activities on the weekends since we are so close to the Rocky Mountains. I have had the opportunity to build close relationships with staff members by being involved at Heritage. They are not only teachers to me, but mentors as well.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 19 2015
I'm in a TON of extracurriculars as well as challenging classes and it's definitely manageable if you can stay organized. There's obviously only five days a week that extracurriculars will meet, so if you're interested in a lot of things, you'll have to be pretty selective about what you pick, especially if you're an athlete, but lots of clubs are really flexible about letting you try different things before committing. Just know that if you try out for a sport and you make the team, you're in and that's that - you can't really experiment with the sports. You'll find at least one assistant principal or sometimes the principal at every athletic event, but the same can't be said for every club event. Athletics definitely receive more funding than clubs (we've had a speech and debate team for years but they only just now got on the budget), but we do have lots of fundraising opportunities and lots of places in the community that are willing to help with fundraising (Garlic Knot, the Shack). The extracurriculars that demand the most commitment are probably yearbook and newspaper because we have deadlines to work with, but other clubs do a lot of activities as well: GSA gives presentations to faculty about how to make their classrooms more accepting, Community Relations organizes and runs Make a Difference Week, LINK organizes and runs activities specifically for freshmen, etc.
  • High School Junior
  • 8 months ago
Overall, I've had a good experience. I've met lots of good people, both teachers and peers, but as an advanced honors/AP student, I felt that the graduation requirements held me back. Graduation requirements don't impede any advancement in math, but they have hindered me in English. I've also had some really valuable life experiences, especially in yearbook, but it can be difficult to work with all the electives we're required to take (5 credits fine arts, 5 credits practical arts, 12 credits fine arts and practical arts combined, 12 credits physical education which must include health and swimming). Again, as an honors/AP student, my schedule is already pretty full; adding in a whole bunch of electives I'm not necessarily interested in just takes time out of my day.
  • High School Junior
  • 8 months ago