This is a great up and coming school in North Jeffco. I think their IB program has really started to change the school even for kids who do not take IB. Most of the teachers seem really motivated and make an effort to engage the kids. I know these comment sections often attract the disenchanted but I just wanted to add my 2 cents. I was recently told that last year they even sent a kid to Stanford as well as Yale but there are also a lot of nice regular kids as well which is what I have experienced myself.
Standley Lake High School is a public high school in Westminster. 1,479 students attend Standley Lake High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 1,479 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Standley Lake High School is 19:1. Pomona High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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- P.E. classes
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Im a sophomore here. The homework is tedious and many teachers just assign things at the very end of class leaving you with a mountain of homework. It really is a good social environment. Sure there are plenty of prejudice but that is just high school in general. Ive ended up grouped with the nerds hipsters emos and outcasts in Mr. Satters computer room. I would say that this place is not so bad. But there is plenty they can do to improve it like a better curriculum to engage the students. I hope this helps. Your kid better be able to handle a lot of mundane homework.
Alright so I don't have a very great plan for when I graduate. I plan to go into the marines right after graduation in fact not to college. And I don't know if I want to go to college. But somehow I wound up in all AP classes with my teachers planning to put me into IB. Ok but here is the thing. I do all my work last minute and rush it barely giving myself any time. So either I do a really good job or they are just filling seats in on their stupid prep college club. This also worries me because teachers don't teach anything in their classes and I have AP. So shouldn't I be learning advanced curriculum items? Most of them just teach really short topics then get off track with the class. I don't think I have learned anything since I walked through those doors. Just re did math and science I did in Middle School. The students themselves in my class all strive for F's. Who got the lower score seems to be a better focusing point than the teachers. I also do have a lot of friends with different sexuality preferences (lesbian gay bisexual) and they all say that they get picked on and the teachers don't care. I'd have to say that this school may have pride but all it is is empty air.
I've graduated last year (2013) and have been there for all 4 years. There are actually good teachers especially the science department and social studies. There are a handful of great English teachers while others lack and the math teachers... lets not start. Textbooks are out of date the administrators are awful and the school is always trashed. The community is great and the student body is awesome but I guess I was one of the "popular kids". I honestly didn't see much bullying but if there was nothing would happen. Unless you play a specific sport nobody will go to your games (I was a soccer player and nobody went). Drugs are pretty easy to obtain. If you surround yourself with good people have great teachers and participate in some activities you will have fun I promise. I wish I could go back for one more year but that's because I miss my friends. The school feels more like a social environment rather than educational. I doubt the administrators care what we have to say until CSAP comes there's no education. I'm proud to be a gator and always will. The administration needs to wake up and help SLHS it. It can really turn out to be a great school ~Class of 2013 student
As a student for a few years at Standley Lake HS this school has been nothing but horrible. The teachers will teach you everything you need to know for the homework assignment that night and then dump hours worth of homework on students and make it due the following day. Teachers don't care about students or education and most of the teachers I've had pick favorites and it shows. Bullying is a great problem at this school and if unless you're popular or a teacher's pet nobody will do anything to stop it even if it happens right in front of them. Students are rude and they will harass you constantly if you don't have as high of a social status as they do. Teachers and administrators will yell at you for simple things while others they will do nothing. (i.e; I wore a bandana in my hair and got dress coded but girls where tiny shorts all of the time and don't get talked to about it). The education the school is supposed to provide is poor. The text books are not updated and most are over 10 years old and falling apart. This school doesn't value education or the well being of students at all. I do not recommend this school for anybody. Choose somewhere else.
As a student I find the quality of the education is nothing but poor. I am a junior and I feel like I have learned the same old things I learned 6 years ago. It's almost impossible to even get anything accomplished in any of my classes. Every 2 minutes the teacher has to yell at the same group of individuals for talking or throwing or having a bromance and sleeping etc... nothing ever gets done in class so i have all this homework to do at home and I have no idea how to do it because I don't have the chance to learn it in class. Very few people at my school take their education seriously. Everyone is so judgmental its ridiculous. No one has a sense of manners and just slams their door in your face. If you dont dress look or talk in a certain way then your worthless and treated poorly by other students. You need to play a sport and dress trashy and cause drama and lies to be "cool". Everyone thinks its "cool" to do drugs and drink and act like they don't care about anything even themselves. The teachers say they put in all this effort tordstheir students but yet every year I never see that. Overall the amount of respect and attentiveness students receive is absolutely nonsense
I have now my second child going through Standley. I love this school. My first child was able to obtain all she needed to in order to feel successful in school. Our youngest is off to a good start at SLHS as well. Very good school with a strong community feel.
I rate this school excellent. All of the teachers are great. The students are wonderful and my daughter is doing fabulous. She goes for what she wants and is successful The principal ROCKS
My child attended this school two years ago and as a parent I was extremely disapointed. I would never recommend it for an average student. With a few exceptions there seemed to be an apathetic attitude among both the teachers and staff. Resource on Wednesday mornings wasn't very helpful. My student often complained that it was useless to go because it was so crowded that getting help from the teacher was rare. As a parent I also found that trying to contact teachers was also very difficult which led me to believe this school doesn't value parental participation. I pulled my student out of this school and do not regret it.
My summary in a nutshell Students are all treated equally some are treated more equally than others. Teachers are a mixed bag. I've had some teachers that are really flexible and really cared; while others would care less about you and would be very hard to work around. The homework is what teaches the class not the teacher. The teacher will teach what is necessary to complete the homework. If you didn't do the homework you were punished with not only a bad grade but the teacher wouldn't help for you to catch up. However there are fewer teachers that don't follow said method. Those are very few teachers that will utilize class time to teach students. The school sports team were also a mixed bag. If the sports aren't boys football boys basketball and boys baseball expect very few people to show up at your games. Harassment and bullying are often left unpunished. Near the yugioh table those kids often get harassed and administrators are right there watching it happen not even bothering to stop it. However if the same harassment happens to other kids oh man are they on the ball stopping that. Bullying is also a roaming problem is rarely addressed at all by the staff.
I graduated from SLHS in 2009 and cannot recommend this school to any parent with progressive or intellectual values. With the exception of the AP courses I took my schoolwork was a joke and my grades suffered because I didn't do it. It wasn't enough that the subject material was easy; the teachers I had did not care. They would go off topic make jokes assign mundane tasks so that they could go work on other interests. In general the school was lacking academically. I am now at CU Boulder but I am convinced that at a better school I could've gone to a Top 20 research university. The more serious issue however is how I was treated as a gay person at Standley. There is an anti bullying policy however except for a few counselors nobody takes it seriously. I was called a faggot as I walked through the halls and was even once called a faggot by a teacher. The community at Standley abhors diversity and I felt alone and depressed most of my time there and know that every other LGBT student nonreligious students students of color or just people that diverged from Standley's white Christian patriarchal values felt the same. If you value diversity pick another school.
As a student at SLHS I have recieved excellent opportunities. While I can understand that this school could be a problem for students not as driven to succeed as I am all schools can be challenging for such students. I have taken IB AP and Honors courses and find that as the IB program grows so will the school in its academic excellence. The principle this year Jeff Pierson is trying to spark the needed school pride which is not a strong point of the school. All of the teachers that I have had (which would be AP IB and Honors teachers) are passionate about their subjects and inspiring. All I can say is if you are on the honors track this school will give you the preparation you need for college along with the inspiration to go somewhere.
Honestly I've hated it here. I'm a Junior and I've just hated it. Students are stupid they don't care about their education there are a ton of smokers and when they get caught they do nothing more than kick them out and ruin their futures. Instead of making kids awared of the risks. My sister got kicked out for being at the smokers pit. and got EXPELLED. Don't you need to bring a gun to school to be expelled? There are a ton of trouble makers too. The building is out dated the computers are slow furnature is dirty. We don't really have a janitor we have kids vaccuming instead. I've never had a bad teacher but that doesn't mean I've had all of them yet. I've had one or two who didn't really care at all. I doubt the CSAP scores. I scored poorly. It's so stupid how they make us spend so much energy and time on a test so THEY get paid instead of making us focus on important thing like Our education. I was really considering going to Pomona before I went here. I'm convinced that my GPA would be higher if I did go there.
I cannot believe this school gets an 8 rating. Someone is cooking the CSAP scores. I have had 2 students go to this school and they deliver a poor education. Teachers fail to show up for scheduled parent meetings. Its all about the CSAP then the rest of the year vacation
I am a student at this school. ive had alot of problems and issues with it. the teachers arent always their to help durin before school after school and during resorce on wensday. if they are their are alot of other kids there tryin to get helo and u dont get the help you want. alot of the students there are very rude mean and dont care about other people. the staff principles vice principles are the worst the only thing the focus on is drugs and ditching not bigger issues like bullin harasment or other things.
I am not a parent but i am a student at SLHS. I am a sophmore and all I can say is the school is thebest hands down! The teachers are great and fair. the halls are a little crowded but oh well. TheGerman Club is awesome!!!
We have had a very good experience for the last 3 years and this is our senior year. It has been a good atmosphere teachers accessible. The music program has been very good for our son.
Both of my sons attend(ed) Standley Lake H.S. and one graduated in 2001 the other a sophomore. I have had nothing but fantastic experience with teachers counselors coaches and other parents. My older son has great memories and my younger is forming them. Teachers have high expectations and make the kids live up to them. Coaches stress teamwork and good grades
Academic programs - pretty good excellent in some areas. Some teachers waste time in the longer block periods by having kids do homework instead of engaging in relevant activities or instruction. Homework is to be done at home. If some students need extra help they can always see the teacher on their own. Girls' tennis should be funded! That is unfair and absurd!
Standley Lake is a safe academic environment. Standards are excellent.