Admin

About Us

Arvada West High School Profile
2017-2018



THE COMMUNITY
Arvada is a suburban residential community of 105,000 people. The students generally come from low average to high-income families where parents are predominantly employed in small businesses and other professions.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Jefferson County School District covers 780 square miles. It borders on the west of the city of Denver. There are 91 elementary schools, 25 middle schools and 20 senior high schools serving approximately 85,000 students.

THE SCHOOL

Arvada West is comprehensive, public high school with an enrollment of 1750 students, in grades nine through twelve. Our school motto is "Excellence is our Expectation." We provide professional instruction and support so that all students can learn and excel. Curricular offerings reflect a broad range of courses from modified to honors or advanced placement. 10% of the student population receives special education services.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
AP English Lit. & Comp.
AP English Lang. & Comp.
AP Calculus AB/BC
AP Statistics
AP Macro Economics
AP European History
AP American History
AP World History
 
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP U.S. Govt. & Politics
AP Spanish Language
AP Psychology
HONORS
Hon English 9
Hon English 10
Hon American Govt.
Hon Geography
Hon Spanish 2
Hon Spanish 3
Hon Spanish 4
Hon Earth Science
Hon Biology
Hon Chemistry
Hon Geometry
Hon Alg2
Hon Pre-Calc./Trig

 

GRADE REPORTS

Semester System


CEEB CODE
060-057
GRADING SCALE

A=90-100
B=80-89
C=70-79
D=60-69
F=Below 60%
NM=No Mark
P=Pass
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS

English
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
PE/Health
Prac/Fine Art
Electives
TOTAL

credits

 4.0 
 3.5
 3.0
 3.0
   .5
   .5
 8.5
23.0

GRADE VALUES
Arvada West High School operates on a 4.0 grading scale. Students will be given weighted credit for classes with an AP designation. This will allow students to earn a cumulative GPA of greater than 4.0. AP courses are awarded credit on a 5.0 scale.

STANDARDIZED TESTING

ACT N=407 MEAN Composite 21.3
(The ACT composite includes the results from the state mandated ACT test, taken by all eleventh graders, both college-bound and non-college bound.)
SAT N=17 Critical Reading 564 MATH 564 Writing 535

NATIONAL MERIT
Class of 2007 - 3 Commended students
Class of 2008 - 2 Semi finalists, 4 Commended students
Class of 2009 - 2 Commended students
Class of 2010 - 2 Commended students
Class of 2011 - 1 Finalist
Class of 2012 - 1 Semi finalist
Class of 2013 - 2 Commended students
Class of 2015 - 3 Commended students, 1 Finalist
Class of 2016 - 3 Commended students, 1 Finalist

POST HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Class of 2016=373 graduates
55% - 4 year college 4% military
20% - 2 year college 15% other
  6% - vocational/apprenticeship

Of the students attending college, 19% selected out-of-state schools. Schools selected by Arvada West graduates over the past two years include:

Arizona State
Brigham Young University
Carleton College
Cornell
Creighton
Doane
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Grand Canyon University
Harvard University
Hasting College
Kansas State University
Montana State University
New York University
Northwestern
Syracuse University
Texas A&M
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy WestPoint
University of Arizona
University of Buffalo
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Evansville
University of Michigan
University of Montana
University of New Mexico
University of Portland
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Washington
University of Wyoming

 

ADMINISTRATORS
Robert Bishop, Principal
Jessica Clay, Scheduling
Geree Santarelli, Assessment
Rob Bishop, Principal
Casey Coons, Dean
Mike Mulvaney, Athletics
Shawn Collins, Activities
Counselors

Stacia Taves
Lisa Ragon
Erin Pearson
Alyssa Stanton
Christyn Keyler
Annamae Boots
 

A-Cl
Cm-Go
Gp-K
L-Ni
Nj-Si
Sj-Z


303-982-1348
303-982-8966
303-982-1396
303-982-1361
303-982-1327
303-982-298