Academy High School

Public 9-12

 8970 York St
       Thornton, CO  80229-4666


(303) 853-1900

District: Mapleton School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
285th of 351 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,221 Help


Feeder schools for Academy High School:

Elementary:    Achieve Academy
    Adventure Elementary
    Clayton Partnership School
    Explore Pk-8
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  420

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
81.9%
White:
10.7%
Asian:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.9% Help


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Compare Details Academy High School ranks worse than 81.2% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks first among 4 ranked high schools in the Mapleton School District No. 1! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (81.9%), White (10.7%), Asian (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academy High School is 19. 3 high schools in the Mapleton School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Academy High School is $11,221. 4 high schools in the Mapleton School District No. 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Academy High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy High School 285th of 351 Colorado public high schools. (See Academy High School in the ranking list.)

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Mapleton School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Mapleton School District No. 1 113th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Academy High School

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Rank History for all students at Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 9.27 270th 298 9.4%
2008 8.34 271st 301 10.0%
2009 16.08 264th 310 14.8%
2010 22.52 265th 327 19.0%
2011 16.29 280th 337 16.9%
2012 15.71 275th 334 17.7%
2013 10.61 305th 349 12.6%
2014 16.29 305th 369 17.3%
2015 13.44 264th 292 9.6%
2016 19.55 198th 255 22.4%
2017 14.93 223rd 256 12.9%
2018 14.22 317th 388 18.3%
2019 16.51 331st 411 19.5%
2023 18.01 284th 349 18.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 17.94 165th 188 12.2%
2022 24.71 158th 203 22.2%
2023 22.62 164th 200 18.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 12.14 213th 239 10.9%
2022 9.16 229th 257 10.9%
2023 13.40 221st 254 13.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.71 123rd 135 8.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 13.54 205th 240 14.6%
2022 15.07 214th 253 15.4%
2023 20.58 198th 252 21.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Academy High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 17.81 155th 181 14.4%
2022 20.26 161st 205 21.5%
2023 25.09 153rd 198 22.7%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Academy High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 62 7 7 122 2 n/a n/a 0 200
2007 101 10 11 200 4 n/a n/a 0 326
2008 106 6 19 194 3 n/a n/a 0 328
2009 96 9 16 190 2 n/a n/a 0 313
2010 71 10 13 167 2 n/a n/a 0 263
2011 73 4 10 221 1 0 2 0 311
2012 65 5 5 222 0 0 3 0 300
2013 65 10 7 265 0 0 4 0 351
2014 65 2 4 301 1 0 6 0 379
2015 63 5 5 301 2 0 6 0 382
2016 59 7 5 319 5 2 7 0 404
2017 53 17 8 335 8 2 12 0 435
2018 51 14 7 356 6 1 13 0 448
2019 42 6 4 366 3 0 14 0 435
2020 44 5 5 397 1 0 15 0 467
2021 41 7 10 377 1 2 10 0 448
2022 53 4 13 394 1 0 5 0 470
2023 45 10 12 344 1 0 8 0 420

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Academy High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 200 12.0 16.7 46.5
2007 326 14.5 22.5 40.2
2008 328 16.5 19.9 47
2009 313 13.0 24.1 60.7
2010 263 15.0 17.5 62.7
2011 311 16.5 18.8 73.3
2012 300 17.7 16.8 77.7
2013 351 17.0 20.6 76.9
2014 379 18.0 21.0 74.4
2015 382 19.0 20.1 61
2016 404 17.0 23.7 63.9
2017 435 16.0 27.1 54.5
2018 448 19.0 23.5 65.8
2019 435 23.0 18.9 64.1
2020 467 22.2 20.9 61.2
2021 448 24.9 17.9 63.4
2022 470 22.9 20.4 44.7
2023 420 22.0 19.0 57.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Academy High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 200 12.0 16.7 46.5
2007 326 14.5 22.5 40.2
2008 328 16.5 19.9 47
2009 313 13.0 24.1 60.7
2010 263 15.0 17.5 62.7
2011 311 16.5 18.8 73.3
2012 300 17.7 16.8 77.7
2013 351 17.0 20.6 76.9
2014 379 18.0 21.0 74.4
2015 382 19.0 20.1 61
2016 404 17.0 23.7 63.9
2017 435 16.0 27.1 54.5
2018 448 19.0 23.5 65.8
2019 435 23.0 18.9 64.1
2020 467 22.2 20.9 61.2
2021 448 24.9 17.9 63.4
2022 470 22.9 20.4 44.7
2023 420 22.0 19.0 57.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Academy High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,536
2020 $9,279
2021 $10,867
2022 $11,221

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Academy High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 331st of 411 High schoolsRanks 284th of 349 High schools
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students435420
 3.4%
African American610
 66.7%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian412
 200%
Hispanic366344
 6%
Pacific Islander00
White4245
 7.1%
Two or More Races148
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.1%57.9%
 6.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Academy High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 420 students attended Academy High School.

Students at Academy High School are 82% Hispanic, 11% White, 3% Asian, 2% African American, 2% Two or more races.

Academy High School ranks in the bottom 18.8% of Colorado high schools.

Academy High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Achieve Academy
Elementary : Adventure Elementary
Elementary : Clayton Partnership School
Elementary : Explore Pk-8
Elementary : Meadow Community School
Elementary : Monterey Community School
Elementary : Welby Community School of the Arts


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