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Bayfield High School

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Posted March 11, 2012

Bayfield is a great school for well rounded learning and extracurricular activities. The small school size contributes to more of a family feel with all of your peers and opportunities to excel in sports and clubs are supported in full force. My graduating class had a nearly 100% graduation rate and every one of my peers I have talked to are finding success either in college or in the working world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2011

I absolutely love going to Bayfield. The acedemic program is great. Both the music and sports programs are well ahead of their game as well. I love how at Bayfield, everybody loves everybody, and bullying and hazing are hard to be found. We are all friends with are peers, versus a big city school where you only know a select amount of people. Here, you know everyone's name; it's like a big family. The gifted program, could be better, yes, but for such a small town, it's fairly good. The years I've been at BHS have been the best years of my life. I love the community and the people who surround and support me. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

BHS is a fine school. BHS is not 100% about academic excellence and 'accelerated learning' but as the parent of a profoundly gifted student, I appreciate the school's approach to nurturing the whole student, not just the test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Bayfield High has a rigorous curriculum and compassionate teachers. Students consistently score in the top percentiles on national tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Bayfield HS is a terrible school environment. You will receive no education whatsoever because every class is taught at an elementary level. Advanced courses are not available until the junior year and even then they are no more of a challenge than the standard courses. If your child is college bound I would recommend taking them to a private school in Durango.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

I believe this school was perfect for our daughter, she had great friends, teachers, and role models. Bayfield is small, but the school is district is amazing, can't find school systems like this very often!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

This is one of the greatest schools on colorado. My daughter went there and she learned a whole lot. The teachers and staff are very profesionals. They have many academic programs to choose from as well as extracurricualr activities
—Submitted by a parent


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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students61%
Female69%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%
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 Students34%
Female31%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Writing

All Students58%
Female76%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

91%


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 80% 56%
Hispanic 12% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 0% 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 22%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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800 Co Rd 501 24 Clover Dr
Bayfield, CO 81122
Phone: (970) 884-9521

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