PROFICIENCY 22% 36% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
17%Aurora Joint District No. 28 of the counties of Adams and A

Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Aurora Joint District No. 28 of the counties of Adams and A" in Aurora, CO. There are a total of 1,030 students and 64 teachers at Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 410 free lunch students and 117 reduced lunch students.

Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 21.5%, which is 36% lower than the Colorado average.


Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch410
Reduced lunch117


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment134
Taking some courses74
Taking some courses (not tests)56
Passing some courses11
Passing no courses51

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory, there are a total of 134 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 74 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School17%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School26%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 30.1% 18.1% 54.9% 51.1%
African American 17.3% 18.0% 4.7% 15.9%
Asian 3.8% 4.4% 3.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 42.0% 53.8% 32.6% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.1% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 4.2% 3.5% 3.1%

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Vanguard Classical School - East20%4.9Aurora, CO
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Aurora Frontier K-844%5.2Aurora, CO
Laredo Elementary School12%5.2Aurora, CO
Mrachek Middle School11%5.3Aurora, CO
Arrowhead Elementary School35%5.4Aurora, CO

Aurora demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,2875091
Median age34.136.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%56%55%
Speak English68%83%79%
Speak Spanish21%12%13%

Education level achieved in Aurora

Completed 8th grade84.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
Source: The Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.