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Platte Canyon High School

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Posted August 4, 2014

If you enjoy a tiny school, with little to no options for classes because the school is understaffed, then come to Platte. Nearly every grade has from 40-100 students, but if your child is advanced, they will have little to no options. Speaking from experience, I am two grade levels ahead, but because I needed challenging classes I was forced to take an entire wasted semester last year as a sophomore that consisted of Ceramics, Spanish 1, Art Design, and foofy online class. Not to mention was this all unbelievably easy, but I could've only shown up once every two weeks and still maintained the easy A that I had. This school denies all advanced students the options they need. Also, the counselor has now resigned and students were forced to create their own schedules and once again advanced classes conflicted with each other such as AP Calculus and AP World History. The principle also ignored the complaints about the schedule. They lack the common ability to help their students. I wish I had transferred to Conifer after middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2009

Was excited to move to a state with a better school system; however, am sorely disappointed with the mid school's academic, specifically how the teacher's (not all mind you, but several from all three grades) and administration deal with the students and parents. Sports are ok. Have experienced a teacher who led a team for a semester who played sickening favorite games. But, have also experienced great coaches. Extracurricular activities have a bit to be desired. Programs like gifted and special ed are sad. Took both of my children out of this district after experiencing Mid school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I specifically picked this school district and area to live in. We moved from so. ca. to get away from overcrowded, gang-infested schools. I am extremely happy with Platte Canyon School District. It is amazing what the school district accomplishes considering lack of funding. I love it that everybody knows everybody. My kids never get lost in the crowd!!! The high school/middle school is very scenic, as it sits across the road from the North Fork of the South Platte River. What a setting to learn in!!!!! I wish I would have had the oppurtunity to attend this school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2008

As a Platte Canyon High School graduate I would say that this school is a great school because it is out of the city and you dont have that negative influnce in the learning envierment


Posted May 8, 2006

My childeren have gone to the Platte Canyon School district for years and I couldn't stand it. The kids had a Very small choice for extracurricular activities, nobody is involved with the kids and even refused my childs education at one point, I would highly recommend to not send you child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

As a student at PCHS I have to say I love it. The kids here are all nice and you are not judged as much as you would be at say Bear Creek for what you are wearing today or if you put on your makeup. I love it. We also have amazing teachers who have patience and are willing to do whatever it takes to make you understand. I myself have stayed with a teacher until 6:00 pm just to learn what I needed to. I love PCHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

I belive this is a terrible school, with my experience, the teachers do not care about you childs future or any other childs. They treat the kids like five year olds. I can't believe it. I would never recommed this school. -MM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

Platte Canyon was the best school I ever attended. It taught me things no other school has. The staff is friendly and people are great. I loved that school.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students64%
Female82%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female39%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Science

All Students56%
Female52%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Writing

All Students53%
Female61%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

97%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

76%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 56%
Hispanic 6% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mike Schmidt

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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