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About This School

Standley Lake High School is a public high school in Westminster. 1,479 students go to Standley Lake High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 1,479 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Standley Lake High School is 19:1. Pomona 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
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 67% 74%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 20% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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!

  • (8 years ago)

    Standley Lake is a safe academic environment. Standards are excellent.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children have all attended Stadley Lake and have had an over all great experience. The math program is limited and the school is over crowded by far. They have a terrible lunch system but their music program is wonderful. The principle and vice principle have a minimal correspodence with the children themselves.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm not a parent however I do go to SLHS. I like the school I will an 11th grader and I think that this is one of if not the best schools that I have ever been to. I have had a lot of experiance changing and moving schools I went to 7 different schools in 8 years and I have decided that this is the last school I will be going to until I graduate. I think that any parent that is looking into good high schools in Colorado should consider Standley a very good investment.

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