Silver Creek High School (Longmont, Colorado)

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Silver Creek High School
Seal of Silver Creek High School[1]
4901 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colorado
United States
Coordinates 40°09′00″N 105°10′01″W / 40.150°N 105.167°W / 40.150; -105.167Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 105°10′01″W / 40.150°N 105.167°W / 40.150; -105.167
Type Public
Established 2001 (17 years ago)
School district St. Vrain Valley
Principal Erick Finnestead
Faculty 47 (2014)[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,129 (2014)[2]
Campus type Fringe rural[2]
Color(s) Maroon and silver          
Athletics CHSAA Class 4A
Mascot Raptor
Feeder schools Altona Middle School
Westview Middle School
Elevation 5,055 ft (1,540 m) AMSL

Silver Creek High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Longmont, Colorado, United States. It is part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Silver Creek hosts Universal High School, an independent learning program, and the Silver Creek Leadership Academy.


Silver Creek offers core and AP classes in mathematics, English, natural sciences, and social studies. Students can also study home economics, music, art, literature, philosophy, technology, drama, and journalism. Silver Creek currently offers foreign language study in French, Mandarin, and Spanish.[3]

Advanced placement courses[edit]

Silver Creek offers AP courses in the following:[4]

School colors and mascot[edit]

Silver Creek's colors are maroon and silver. The mascot, a raptor, is often depicted as the tiger owl.

Universal High School[edit]

Main view of Silver Creek High School
Main entry to Silver Creek High School

Universal High School (UHS) at Silver Creek is an alternative education system for students whose independent learning is more effective. The program is standards-based and students are able to complete courses in a timeframe that suits their needs, anywhere from a week to a year. Students enrolled in UHS have the option of taking regular classes at Silver Creek High School or at their original high school, independent studies, and online courses. Students are required to take at least four regular courses in order to be considered full-time, or two in order to be part-time.



The demographic breakdown of the 1,129 students enrolled in 2013-2014 was:[2]

  • Asian: 3%
  • Black: 1%
  • First Nations/Alaskan Native: 1%
  • Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander: < 1%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • White: 80%
  • Two or more ethnicities: 2%

Students eligible for free or reduced lunch: 19%

Athletic accomplishments[edit]

State Championships[5]
Sport No. of Championships Year
Football 1 2012
Golf 1 2011
Soccer, girls' 1 2008
Swimming, boys' 1 2008
Track & Field, boys' 1 2018
Total 5  

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fall-in guide program overview: Silver Creek High School". Saint Vrain Valley School District. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Silver Creek High School: Overview". US News & World Report. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ "World Languages Curriculum". Silver Creek High School.
  4. ^ "Silver Creek High School Student & Parent Handbook for 2016 - 2017". Silver Creek High School. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "WayBackMachine" (PDF). 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2016.

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