PROFICIENCY 34% 1% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
48%Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of Arapah

Smoky Hill High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of Arapah" in Aurora, CO. There are a total of 2,100 students and 108 teachers at Smoky Hill High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 566 free lunch students and 186 reduced lunch students.

Smoky Hill High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.0%, which is 1% higher than the Colorado average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch566
Reduced lunch186


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment662
Taking some courses420
Taking some courses (not tests)240
Passing some courses226
Passing no courses188

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 Smoky Hill High School, there are a total of 662 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 420 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School28%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School40%

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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Smoky Hill High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 50.1% 55.4% 54.9% 51.1%
African American 18.2% 11.6% 4.7% 15.9%
Asian 7.9% 8.2% 3.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 17.0% 18.6% 32.6% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.6% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.6% 5.4% 3.5% 3.1%

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Mission Viejo Elementary School26%1.4Aurora, CO
Summit Elementary School30%1.5Aurora, CO
Cimarron Elementary School48%1.7Aurora, CO
Horizon Middle School27%1.8Aurora, CO
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Fox Hollow Elementary School59%2.0Aurora, 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 Smoky Hill High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.