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: 387.5
  • Number Students: 1550
  • Number Teachers: 90
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4785
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Micheal Johnson
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  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (30 ratings)
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    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-28
    "This school is two schools in one after having two of my children shadow. They were not impressed by the outside/inside appearance of the school. Nor were they impressed by the lack of welcoming vibe that the school lacks as a community. George Washington unfortunately is our home school but we will choice into another high school that is more welcoming to everyone. This school lacks character development and has two different schools because of its IB program that segregates the students. Both of my kids would be in the IB program and don't want to be segregated by the school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-10
    "Unfortunately, it really is two schools. I have two children currently attending, one in IB the other in traditional but doing AP/honors courses. The IB program is good academically but according to the IB child, most students are almost actively demeaning/dismissive of traditional students. On occasions when parents of the IB students are together, many of the parents, too, have the same demeaning/dismissive attitude. I think many other IB parents were hoping for a well balanced progressive education experience that the students could benefit from a diverse environment...I truly think that, as it is now, you might be doing the opposite. In addition, the traditional school AP and Honors courses are *not* up to par relative to other DPS high schools....a real problem, for obvious reasons. In all, the school is dysfunctional and the traditional program is likely below average for the district."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-26
    "The school is currently being badly hurt by an inexperienced, unpredictable principal who lacks vision and leadership. I hope DPS can finally find someone with the skills needed to successfully inspire and delveop all aspects of the school's students, programs and personnel."
    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."
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