Aspen Schools

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Aspen High School

Across the Board: Aspen Schools Excel in Every Area

One of the things that really stands out about the Aspen School District’s test results for the 2011-2012 school year is that they aren’t just slightly ahead of other districts in the state. In some cases, the district’s high school students bested their counterparts in other parts of the state by as many as 30 percentage points. The vast majority of the district’s students — in high school or in lower grades — scored proficient on the tests; it’s a clear statement that, in Aspen, education is a central priority and an area of shared success for the city’s residents.

The district, which was exceedingly strong in math, did a little bit more poorly on its writing assessment than most district officials would have hoped. Even so, roughly 20 percent more students in Aspen’s high school scored proficient on the writing assessment than did their peers in most other districts throughout the state.

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In Aspen, a Commitment that Goes Beyond Test Scores

Of course, test scores don’t really tell the whole story when it comes to the quality of an education received in Colorado — or anywhere else. In addition to test scores, it’s important for a a high school’s teachers to create well-rounded, high-functioning individuals that can enter the adult world with a sound knowledge of each liberal arts content area. And that’s where the Aspen School District maintains much of its focus throughout the school year.

Though standardized, state-issued tests are an annual requirement for students between third and tenth grade, teachers at Aspen High School are focused on making sure that their students have sound content knowledge, rather than just good test-taking performance. That prepares them for a strong and successful college career, and makes their transition into post-secondary academic environments that much easier.

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Aspen Elementary School Children on Pioneer Day Field Trip

Other Aspen Schools Performing Strongly, As Well

Aspen School District is far from the only educational option in the greater Aspen area, with many private schools offering an educational experience that is just as robust and well-regarded. They offer up a bit of competition to the area’s public education system, benefiting local residents and providing their children with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of each content area.

With some of the state’s best schools, and a healthy amount of competition between public school districts and private educational institutions, the good news looks only to continue for Aspen’s many high school students and aspiring college applicants.

Relocation Assistance from Susan Melville Warren, an Aspen Native

Susan Melville Warren
Susan Melville Warren
Managing Broker
Aspen Real Estate Company

Susan Melville Warren was born and raised in Aspen and has chosen to return and raise her daughter in this magical valley.

Growing up in The Mountain Chalet where her parents were the innkeepers, Susan shared a bedroom with six siblings just two blocks from the gondola in what is now the Mountain Chalet’s office.

She brings unique “locals only” knowledge to her clients—and helps them make informed real estate decisions in this unique and complex market. Susan can help with any type of property in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley—from a simple but cozy condo to a magnificent mountain retreat. She represents sellers and buyers.

Having grown up in one of Colorado’s top hospitality destinations, Susan provides a superior level of customer service and attention to detail.

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