Pomona High School (Arvada, Colorado)

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Pomona High School
8101 West Pomona Drive,
Arvada CO 80005

United States
Type Public secondary school
Motto Spirit, Tradition, Pride, Excellence
School district Jefferson County School District R-1
Principal Andy Geise
Staff 25[1]
Faculty 86[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1750[2]
Silver, black, Scarlet
Athletics 5A
Athletics conference Jefferson County
Mascot Panthers
Information 303-982-0710

Pomona High School is a public secondary school operated by Jefferson County School District R-1 in Arvada, Colorado, United States.


Pomona High School was built in 1973 and named for the nearby Pomona Lakes. Located in Arvada, Colorado and a part of the Jefferson County Public School district, the school has also been said to be named for the area which was once named the Pomona Ranch. The original farm house for the Pomona Ranch was located at the current spot of McDonald's at the corner of 80th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd.

The building went through reconstruction adding a two story section in 1994 and 1995 which currently houses the Social Studies and World Language departments. At present, the only part of the school that has remained in the same spot is the gym, although the floor and bleachers were redone in 2008.

Fun Facts: Pomona High School is well known for its After Prom. A committee of parents, faculty and coaches plan a year in advance for this night. Students are enjoying a safe and stimulating atmosphere which entices young adults from the entire county.

In the 2009-2010 academic year the football team took second place in the 5A state championship game, losing to Mullen High School. The team finished the season with a 12-2 record.

In 2010, The Catwalk Theatre Company's production of "The Servant of Two Masters" was selected to present at the 46th Annual Colorado State Thespian Conference. Currently, they are taking the performance metaphorically associated with "wrestling" to a national audience.


Demographics (2004–2005):[3]

  • White (not Hispanic): 81%
  • Hispanic: 50%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Black (not Hispanic): 1%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: <1%

Student Activities[edit]


State championships:[4]

  • Baseball: 2003 (5A)
  • Golf: Jakob Green, 1985.
  • Wrestling: 2000 (5A), 2001 (5A), 2013 (5A)
  • Football 1988

Varsity Sports:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Softball (for women only)
  • Gymnastics (for women only)
  • Volleyball (for women only)


The Pomona Band offers 3 concert bands, marching band, 2 jazz ensembles, winter guard, winter percussion ensemble and orchestra. The marching band has won 11 marching band state championships in class 5A from 1994 through 2005 and appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1996 and 2005 and placed 5th in the 1996 BOA National Championships. The band also placed 14th in the 2003 BOA National Championships.

The Pomona Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble were the 2004 Winter Guard International World Finalist. The Winter Guard took first place at the 1994 and 1999 WGI national competitions. The Winter Percussion ensemble took 3rd place at the 1999 WGI competition in Open Class and 2nd place in the 2000 Open Class Competition. The Pomona Symphonic Band was a 2000, 2003 and 2006 Colorado Music Educator's Association (CMEA) Honor Band.

  • Marching Band State Champions: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009

In the 2005 school year, the Pomona Arts and Humanities program (PAH) was created. The PAH program is a specialized set of core studies for students who have a passion for creative learning and arts based education. The audition-based program is home to close to 300 students. Achievement levels in PAH based on standardized testing, including the CSAP and ACT tests, are consistently the highest in the school, and amongst the top in the district. In 2010, PAH was the only subset of tested students to meet ALL of the college ready benchmarks set by the ACT in the school.

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

  • Analecta (annual student arts magazine)
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Cultural Diversity
  • DECA
  • FBLA
  • Forensics and Debate
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Help Club (community service)
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Concert and Chamber String Orchestras
  • Outdoor Lab leaders
  • Pantera (yearbook)
  • Poms
  • Pomona Leadership
  • Perspective (newspaper)
  • Student Council
  • Technology Student Accosiation
  • Theatre
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Notable Alumni[edit]


  • Kyle Winters, Professional baseball player - drafted by the Florida Marlins in 2005.
  • Taylor Marie Hill, Model.
  • Kristen Iversen, Author.
  • Mark Tobin, Treasurer, Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
  • Joel Klatt, Fox Sports Network analyst and host. [6]


  1. ^ a b Pomona High School School Accountability Report 2004-2005 School Year. Colorado Department of Education.
  2. ^ Pomona High School - Profile. Colorado High School Activities Association.
  3. ^ Pomona High School - Students. GreatSchools.net, data from Colorado Department of Education.
  4. ^ State Team Champions. Colorado High School Activities Association.
  5. ^ http://altitude.tv/bio/default.aspx?ID=flxLzXy20LE=
  6. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/watch/fox-football-daily/cast/joel-klatt

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°50′58.12″N 105°5′18.13″W / 39.8494778°N 105.0883694°W / 39.8494778; -105.0883694