School Details

Pomona High School

8101 West Pomona Dr, Arvada, CO 80005
(303) 982-0710
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1478 students 20 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pomona High School is a public high school in Westminster. 1,478 students attend Pomona High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 33% of the 1,478 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pomona High School is 20:1. Arvada High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 68%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 25% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I think Pomona is an excellent school. Pomona is a school that offers so much that it is really hard not to find something that suits you! Before coming to Pomona I went to a school where the teachers didn't care about the students and were not willing to help them and then when I got enrolled I found that the school was complete opposite and teachers wanted to help the students succeed and help them become more of a rounded individual. If you are looking for a school that cares and is willing to help you succeed this is that school. Pomona has so much spirit within a school there is little not to like!

  • (1 year ago)

    I think I should give fair warning if you're looking at this school...I found it to be so terrible that I had to write a review which is something I usually do not find myself doing often.First off the first week I attended this school I wanted to switch nfortantly my parents wouldn't let me...and I know its because thats where they went to highschool.Then it might have been a good school but...time certainly changed things!(and not for better). One thing that is annoying for me was that I didn't classes I requested or signed up for-they fit the classes to accmodate the teachers not the students they have very small rooms with student bunched together and I don't blive the building has had any work done since the 80's. Then the teachers...most of them where students there and so I think thats how they get there jobs teaching there...some of the teachers are great some of thm are down right horrible too(buuut I guess same goes for alot of schools right?). And last the peer pressure to do drugs at this school was extreamly high. You might also think thats normal but here..no much worse if you don't want your children trying extasy don't send them here please.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wow the staff and principal care that each student reaches their highest potential! I'm jealous that my son is going to have the best high school experience. He won't be bored with the PAH program. The teachers are creative in keeping students interested and engaged. I am impressed that there are many Pomona alum teaching! The teachers are young and full of energy.

  • (2 years ago)

    By far the best Staff and Teachers. The Asst Principal is a little rough but the Principal is awesome! This school has always worked hard to make sure there kids learn all they can and many of the teachers work one on one with Kids on their own time just to help out! Great school and teachers!

  • (3 years ago)

    If you are looking for a great leader based school this probably is not the best choice. The principals and admin are real quick to suspend students and not come to a resolution or work with the kids.Pomona used to be the best but it seems as if it has gone way down hill. The assistant principal needs anger management classes to learn effective problem solving skills without conflict with her students. Just because they are admin does not mean that they are fair or non bias.RESEARCH parents before putting your students here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pomona with dwindling resources continues to excel. They have expanded the PAH(Pomona Arts and Humanities) program for the second year in a row. CSAP scores continue to exceed the average for Jefferson County schools. I have had at least one student in Pomona the last six years I have found the administration to be responsive to parent concerns and the teachers caring.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great Students and community. The parents are here all the time for their children. They have the most impressive after prom I have ever seen. Students may take advanced CU credit from qualified teachers. The music and drama departments are the best in the state. Just check out how many championships they have won.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love pomona i graduated from there the school and teachers where awsome but the school spirit is even better i will always be part of the big black im my heart!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Pomona has a very poor math program. They have access 2x a week which so many kids attend it's hard to get direction; plus makes it very difficult to get to access for other classes.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from PHS in 2008. I loved ever single experience that I had there. I was extremely involved in academics and sports. The coaches there care about how their students do on and off the field and when it comes to athletic scholarships the coaches help the student get them. My coach prepared me both physically and mentally for college. The teachers at Pomona are there to be your friend and your teacher. They devote countless hours for their students who are struggling. The counseling staff also helps students fill out college applications and sending them in. The administrative staff although is extremely weak because there is administrators for every grad. It s extremely in personable because the student may never talk to their administrator and my not even know their administrator for their grade. After I graduated I am proud to be a Pomona Panther and I will always bleed black! GO BIG BLACK!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daugther is a junior at Pomona in the PAH program. It is a fair school the academic challenges just aren't there so the really bright kids are bored. The teachers are pretty concerned about being 'friends' with the kids there isn't a lot of accountability. I sign something for every class every semester that says late work will not be accepted without fail my daughter doesn't do anything all semester hands everything in at the end and gets full credit---good for us but not a good lesson for her. Kids from this school need remedial help in college 30% of the time even though they are high achieving I think because they don't get used to having to study or meet deadlines.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children at Pomona and we have been very pleased. They are both doing excellent academically and are being challenged by the courses that are offered. They offer an excellent program called 'PAH' (Pomona Arts and Humanities) which is superb and focuses on Band Theatre Art and Choir and has shown outstanding CSAP test results within the program. They also are competitive in their sports however the athletic director now at the school could do a better job and is not very supportive of the different sports programs. Overall it is a great school with a lot of different opportunities to offer.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is twice exceptional which means that he is highly gifted in some measurable areas and learning disabled in other areas. Although Pomona is my child's 'home school' we looked at ten other schools (charter and private) before deciding on Pomona. From what I have experienced the teachers and administration are very dedicated to helping students who want to be helped. The science programs performing arts programs music programs and debate/forensics program are all excellent. I wish there were more academically oriented extracurricular activities as the science club astronomy club and chess club all seem to be dormant here. I have a younger child starting high school next year who has very different needs and attitudes than my oldest yet I am very comfortable that Pomona will be able to meet that child's needs as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Pomona is an amazing school that provides students with tons of choices and opportunities. The teachers are Pomona care about the students and do their best to help all the students to succeed. The sports and clubs at the school are also amazing for most of the teams are ranked very high and there is an enormous amount of school spirt in the school making it an amazing place to be in.

  • (9 years ago)

    Its a nice school. The teachers have gone down hill in the past years and there s not as much discipline as there should be and not a lot of acceptance for some individuals. Its a very jock school with not a lot of focus on school work

  • (10 years ago)

    Having Graduated several years ago I can say that many of the classes offered at Pomona are mostly targeted at those students planning on attending a University after graduation. However they try to discourage children wanting to seek other opportunities in life.I think they need to offer programs targeting children who are remedial in some areas so as not to let them fail out of school.Teachers often are helpful and willing to help students in need of extra tutoring by offering times for them to come in before school to work on homework. One thing that is quite apparent is that many teachers pick favorites based on who is popular and who is not.

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from Pomona last year and I had a great experience. I loved all of my teachers and I felt that if I needed help with anything in the classroom or out I could go to my teachers and they were willing to help. Since I have been in college I have learned that Pomona offers many courses that other high schools do not and I am glad that I did not miss out on such great opportunities. Those challenging courses that I took in high school were at times difficult but they prepared me for the challenges I have faced in my first year of college and for many other challenges to come. Along with regular level classes in each subject Pomona offers advanced placement and an education program for individuals who need special accomidations. If I had to redo high school I wouldn't have chosen another school!

  • (11 years ago)

    I think Pomona has gone down hill in the past 6 years...Its surely not the same when I graduated from there. The teachers would rather be left alone then help children out they also pick and chose kids for the way they dress and that is sad! Seems there is no effort on the teachers part anymore. They want more money for the less work that they are doing.

  • (11 years ago)

    Teachers are too quick these days to let kids slip through the cracks. They put more emphasis on the stronger students than to the ones that require a little more one on one. This school does not offer any programs for the students who need a little bit more structure and focus.

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