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Arapahoe High School


2201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122
Principal:  Ms. Natalie Pramenko
School Hours:  7:21 a.m. to 2:16 p.m. 
PLC Late Start Time is 9:21 a.m.

About Our School

  • Enrollment:  2,133
  • Attendance Rate:  95.9%
  • Average Class Size:  26 students per classroom
  • Graduation Rate:  96.5%
  • Drop Out Rate:  0.3 %
  • Graduates who go on to college:  93%
  • Advanced Placement:  402 students took 789 exams, and 73% scored a passing grade that qualifies them for college credit

Sources of Pride

  • Recognized nationally as one of America's best high schools
  • Recognized by the US Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Excellent rating by the Colorado Department of Education
  • Warrior mascot endorsed by the Arapaho Tribe; strong relationship with Native American culture
  • Rated one of Denver's Best High Schools by 5280 Magazine
  • Tradition of academic excellence
  • Hardworking faculty skilled in motivating teenagers
  • Ninety-two percent of graduates attend two and four year colleges/universities
  • Students may receive college credit while attending Arapahoe through Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment programs
  • Top ACT scores (including a perfect score in 2013 and 2014)
  • Sixteen students named National Merit semi-finalists and Commended Scholars
  • Maria Brock awarded Prestigious Boettcher Scholarship
  • Emphasis on computers and technology throughout all content areas
  • Compreshensive curriculum including exititng and unique electives such as Medicine Class (taught by local physicians), Scuba Diving, and Crime Lab Science
  • Programs offered for special needs students with non-special needs student involvement
  • Advanced Placement courses for college credit--nearly 800 AP tests written
  • Variety of vocational educational programs available
  • 2014 graduates were offered $18 million in scholarships
  • Single gender classes available in many content areas
  • Comprehensive athletic and activities program for boys and girls, with many state level competitions and championships
  • Student civility, mutual respect and always "taking care of one another" is what we are all about
  • Amazing school spirit and authentic student leadership

Graduation Requirements

  • Language Arts:  35 semester credits
  • Social Studies:  30 semester credits
  • Mathematics:  4 semesters (2 years)
  • Science:  4 semesters (2 years)
  • Fine Arts:  6 semester credits
  • Practical Arts:  6 semester credits
  • Physical Education:  12 semester credits
  • Electives:  In addition to the required credits, each student must select sufficient additional classes to complete a minimum of 188 semester credits.

College Entrance Exams

2014 ACT (American College Test) State Test
English:  22.3 (Colorado is 19.7)
Math:  23.3 (Colorado is 20.1)
Reading:  22.8 (Colorado is 20.5)
Science:  22.7 (Colorado is 20.4)
Composite: 22.9 (Colorado is 20.3)

2014 SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Critical Reading: 568 (Colorado is 582)
Math:  600 (Colorado is 586)
Writing:  547 (Colorado is 567)
Total:  1715 (Colorado is 1735)

2015-2016 9th Grade Honors Packet
Annual Report

Arapahoe Results for LPS Assessments

View results for Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) RIT Scores, ACT and SAT Scores: Arapahoe Assessment Results   

Arapahoe Results for State Assessments

View CSAP/TCAP results on the CDE website 

District and Arapahoe Achievement and Growth Interactive Chart

Arapahoe School Performance Framework

Return to the main Annual Report page.

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