School Details

Animas High School

3206 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81320
(303) 866-6600
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 237 students Unknown student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

48%
31%
39%
79%
65%
68%
67%
54%
55%

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.
53%
34%
38%
80%
68%
66%
69%
54%
53%

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 2011
  • Charter School Institute average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
24%
34%
91%
63%
70%
71%
39%
51%
69%
44%
49%

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.
39%
27%
32%
86%
69%
65%
64%
46%
47%
67%
48%
47%

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 2011
  • Charter School Institute average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Animas High School is a charter high school in Durango. 237 students attend Animas High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the 237 students here have subsidized lunches. Durango High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 54%
Hispanic 8% 33%
Multiracial 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 1.0%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Animas High School is an amazing educational experience. A Charter school starting it's 5th year. 100% college acceptance for the first graduating class 2012. Truly an experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    All the comments below are now supported by the fact that Animas High School has been selected as a John Irwin School of Excellence! This award honors the top 8% of schools in Colorado based on students' academic achievement. AHS is one of only 5 high schools on the Western Slope to receive this award. Congrats to the teachers and students!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My son is quiet bright and shy. He has always been able to disappear in the back of the classroom.. At this school he is expected to participate and he has become a leader and respected classmate. The students are intellectually challenged and invested in their work. The project based learning model engages the kids and shows them what they are learning is relevant. We feel very lucky that this free public charter school is on our community.

  • (3 years ago)

    Animas HIgh School has been the perfect school for my child. Her teachers are passionate about what they teach and they love working with teenagers. My daughter has made friends there who appreciate her for who she is not for what clothes she wears. The students care about their work and how the interact with their peers and the adults in their lives. Intellectually my daughter is challenged at her level given complementary readings and other assignments. Parents are encouraged to be involved at the school from volunteering their time and talents to participating in student-led conferences to providing feedback at student project exhibitions. Teachers there have won Colorado teaching awards and been presenters at national conferences. It is a wonderful school for students interested in attending college because its curriculum prepares students to do the critical thinking writing and analysis necessary for college success.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a school that really cares about kids. The student comes first. The culture provides a supportive safe atmosphere for kids to learn. The teachers are outstanding and forge close relationships with the students. The students learn real life connections through their projects.

  • (4 years ago)

    Animas High School is a great public charter high school. My daughter is very bright but never really liked school or asserted herself in school. This last spring she didn't want summer to come...she wanted to continue to go to school. Not only has she bought into the concept of project based learning but her standardized testing scores show that she is learning and doing very well! I couldn't be happier with the education she is getting from AHS.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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