PROFICIENCY 29% 15% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
41%Jefferson County School District No. R-1
25%Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Jefferson County School District No. R-1" in Wheat Ridge, CO. There are a total of 1,274 students and 70 teachers at Wheat Ridge High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 482 free lunch students and 121 reduced lunch students.

Wheat Ridge High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 28.5%, which is 15% lower than the Colorado average.


Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch482
Reduced lunch121


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment347
Taking some courses288
Taking some courses (not tests)61
Passing some courses128
Passing no courses156

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 Wheat Ridge High School, there are a total of 347 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 288 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School25%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School32%

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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Wheat Ridge High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 57.0% 67.8% 54.9% 51.1%
African American 1.4% 1.2% 4.7% 15.9%
Asian 1.4% 3.1% 3.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 36.2% 23.5% 32.6% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 0.7% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.6% 3.3% 3.5% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Everitt Middle School16%0.5Wheat Ridge, CO
Slater Elementary School32%1.0Lakewood, CO
Prospect Valley Elementary School43%1.0Wheat Ridge, CO
Vivian Elementary School10%1.0Lakewood, CO
Sobesky Academy13%1.1Lakewood, CO
Compass Montessori - Wheat Ridge Charter School30%1.2Wheat Ridge, CO
Pennington Elementary School15%1.2Wheat Ridge, CO
Wilmore Davis Elementary School27%1.2Wheat Ridge, CO
Mountain Phoenix Community School16%1.5Wheat Ridge, CO
Stevens Elementary School22%1.7Wheat Ridge, CO
Kullerstrand Elementary School30%1.7Wheat Ridge, CO
Stober Elementary School47%1.7Lakewood, CO

Wheat Ridge demographics profile

StatisticWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Population density (sq mi)3,3155091
Median age42.236.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Speak English88%83%79%
Speak Spanish9%12%13%

Education level achieved in Wheat Ridge

IndexWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college63.8%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.5%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.2%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters12.3%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Wheat Ridge High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.