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Bear Creek High School is a comprehensive high school located in Lakewood, Colorado. Nestled along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, BCHS is approximately 12 miles southwest of Denver.  BCHS is one of eighteen high schools in the Jefferson County R-1 School District.  In 2016, we were awarded the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for schools that exceed expectations for academic growth.  We are a silver medal school in US News and World Report's Top 50 High Schools in Colorado and we rank among the Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools.

Bear Creek High School
Mission Statement

To develop life-long learners by meeting the academic needs of all students, by teaching critical thinking skills, by maintaining high expectations, and by promoting technological readiness in a safe environment where diversity, success and a sense of community are appreciated and respected.

Bear Facts
Founded in 1894
Rebuilt: 1952, 1962 and 2009

District:  Jefferson County School District R-1

School Colors:  Green & Gold

Mascot:  Bear

Enrollment:  ca 1700
Grades:  9 - 12
Average Class Size:  26
Number of Teachers: 105
        (70% with advanced degrees)
Student -to-Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Modified Block Schedule:
M, T & F: 7 50-minute periods
W & Th: 90-minute periods

Ethnicity Profile:
Caucasian:  48%
Hispanic:  40%
Other:  12%

Mobility Rate:
2015-2016:  13.3%
2014-2015:  13.6%

Students on Free or Reduced Lunch:
2016-2017:  41%
2014-2015:  37%
2013-2014:  38%

Graduation Rate:
2015-2016:  93.3%
2014-2015:  94.3%
2013-2014:  92.2%

Continuing to College:
Four-year Colleges
2016-2017:  54%
2015-2016:  44%
2014-2015:  47%

Two-year Colleges
2016-2017:  32%
2015-2016:  42%
2014-2015:  30%

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