Wheat Ridge High School



Wheat Ridge High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wheat Ridge High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 353
10 359
11 324
12 273

Wheat Ridge High School is a public high school of the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 located in Wheat Ridge, CO. It has 1,309 students in grades 9th through 12th. Wheat Ridge High School is the 81st largest public high school in Colorado and the 4,230th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,309
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 68.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,230th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 81st out of 501
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 334th out of 496
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 72nd out of 496

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Wheat Ridge High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 657
(50%)
19,224
(51%)
 Female 652
(50%)
18,508
(49%)

Wheat Ridge High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 689
(53%)
25,074
(66%)
 Hispanic 516
(39%)
9,367
(25%)
 Two or More 41
(3%)
1,246
(3%)
 Black 22
(2%)
442
(1%)
 American Indian 21
(2%)
268
(1%)
 Asian 17
(1%)
1,258
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
77
(0%)

Wheat Ridge High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 704
(54%)
26,696
(71%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 494
(38%)
8,483
(22%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 111
(8%)
2,553
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Wheat Ridge High School is ranked 52nd out of 485 ranked schools in Colorado, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wheat Ridge High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (46.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 36.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Wheat Ridge High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1493
2006 1436
2007 1359
2008 1275
2009 1276
2010 1321
2011 1333
2012 1308
2013 1308
2014 1274
2015 1309

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.3
2006 19.6
2007 18.8
2008 18.6
2009 18.9
2010 18.9
2011 19.3
2012 18.3
2013 16
2014 18.2
2015 19.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.2377762893503
2006 0.23885793871866
2007 0.25827814569536
2008 0.25647058823529
2009 0.33777429467085
2010 0.37547312641938
2011 0.42310577644411
2012 0.44877675840979
2013 0.47018348623853
2014 0.47331240188383
2015 0.46218487394958

Compare Wheat Ridge High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,761.6% 17.6:1
 
1,910.0% 19.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.7%
 
This School 46.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,309 19.1:1  
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