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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 and rigor with student academic support available throughout the school day
  • Band performance in spring 2012 California tour
  • Strong faculty skilled in motivating teenagers
  • Ninety-two percent of graduates attend college
  • Students may receive college credit while attending Arapahoe
  • Two 2011 graduates were awarded Congressional appointments to attend US service academies: Air Force and West Point
  • Student civility, mutual respect, and taking care of one another are expectations
  • Twenty students named National Merit semi-finalists and Commended Scholars
  • Emphasis on computers and technology throughout all content areas
  • Link Crew of upper class students mentor incoming freshmen
  • Programs for students with special needs including involvement with regular education students
  • Advanced Placement courses for college credit--nearly 800 AP tests written
  • Vocational and work-study educational programs
  • 2011 graduates were offered $17 million in scholarships
  • Comprehensive and special interest curriculum including medicine, crime scene forensics, and scuba diving
  • Comprehensive athletic and activities program for boys and girls, with many state level competitions and championships
  • Maintained a commitment to a safe and orderly school climate while upholding high academic and behavioral standards
  • Strong student leadership, school spirit and impressive academic achievement

Arapahoe High School Unified Improvement Plan Summary 

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

2013 ACT (American College Test) State Test
English:  22.1 (Colorado is 19.4)
Math:  23.2 (Colorado is 20.1)
Reading:  23.2 (Colorado is 20.4)
Science:  22.9 (Colorado is 20.1)
Composite: 23.0 (Colorado is 20.1)

2013 SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Critical Reading: 561 (Colorado is 578)
Math:  592 (Colorado is 581)
Writing:  540 (Colorado is 562)
Total:  1693 (Colorado is 1721)

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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