GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

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655 S MONACO PKWY
DENVER, CO 80224
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Phone: 720-423-8600
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Denver Public Schools No. 1
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 388.5
  • Number Students: 1554
  • Number Teachers: 90
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4785
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Micheal Johnson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (32 ratings)
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    School Reviews (24 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-27
    "I'm not sure why a parent has to diss on a student's opinion and call it a shame and wonder why s/he is bitter, but as a student in the IB program, i can say that the student saying that many, *not all* of the IB students being pretentious is absolutely correct. I have claimed heard quite a few conversations from my classmates talking about how dumb tradition kids are, how they don't work as hard as them, and other derogatory things. Having a brother and many good friends in the traditional program, this hit close to home. I feel like many of the problems dealing with the school happens to be the segregation between both programs and it needs to be dealt with before they lose a majority of their students to other schools. Also, many of the teachers here, especially in the traditional program from what i have heard, are extremely unsatisfactory, especially in the core subjects like science, math, and english. They need to get their teachers checked out in both programs."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-04-06
    "I'm not sure why the previous poster is so bitter. It's a shame. So many GW students have much more positive and balanced experiences. Students who get involved in extracurricular activities have a much easier time forming more diverse friendships than do those who stick to their program or middle-school comfort zones. GW has been a great academic AND social experience for my two kids, who have gone on to excellent, non-Ivy-League colleges. They have no regrets about having worked hard in high school, as they were completely ready to take advantage of everything college offered them. IB is not a good match for everyone - that's true. But it offers top-notch college prep to students who might not otherwise have access to it, and there are an awful lot of proud and successful alumni."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-11-12
    "George Washington in an amazing school that presents many opportunities unavailable in most high schools. GW have an amazing academic program with both IB and AP classes as well as 5A athletics. Another great aspect of George is the multitude of clubs and extracurricular activities. The Speech and Debate team recently sent 13 people to nationals and won an award that only 17 of the over 350 schools won. Furthermore, a team recently won first place at the Tournament of Champions, one of the hardest competitions of the year. in addition, there are many clubs aimed at diversity such as Asian Culture Club and IB Black Organization. In refutation of the division between the traditional and IB programs, i must point out that often the clubs are very diverse, and one easily makes friends in different programs. The teachers are very informed, with some, like Dr. More, who stopped teaching college classes in order to teacher chemistry at GW. Overall, George Washington presents a diverse group of students that have many opportunities and are prepared for college when they leave."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-09-15
    "GWHS is really two very different schools. The IB Program can be an incredible opportunity for the right student. My first child went through the program and is doing very well in college. If, however, your child doesn't fit the IB box perfectly, it can be a nightmare. There is little tolerance for different learning styles. The IB Program is run very distinctly from the traditional programs and is rather autonomous. Also, while the school is overall diverse, it is a very segregated school. The IB Program is extremely white and the rest of the school is very minority. The two groups rarely interact. The school needs a strong principal who can unite the two programs."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-25
    "This school is very diverse and the teachers actually help the kids out step by step my son is an I.B. student he has accomplished many things i give it a 8 out of 10 just because of the phyical attributes."
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