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Berthoud High School

Public | 9-12 | 623 students

 
 

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Posted February 24, 2014

BHS is a very math and science oriented school. A student there can really excell if they take the initiative. No, the staff doesn't coddle the kids. They are expected to do there work and research post-secondary options for themselves. Your child will easily fall behind here if they're not motivated because there simply isn't enough staff to cater to the lazy. The academic opportunity is endless, but our sports programs are as successful. Students put forth their best effort but it isn't as big as the other schools we play and we lack diversity. Most of the staff is amazing but there are a few substandard teachers. But overall, I would highly suggest this school to anyone in the area.


Posted February 12, 2014

Berthoud is a great school that is relatively small. Their performance is the best in the district and in the top tier of the state. The staff is responsive and there are a lot of opportunities that students can take advantage of at the school. Ask the right questions and advocate. Most of the teachers are very good and the staff continues to improve with the changes in staff that have been made over the last few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

My child attended this school all four years of high school. He liked it for various things such as teachers who connect with kids (for the most part) and the small size it offers. There are problems within the school that may seem amplified possibly because it is a small school so problems seem more prevalent. You have your athletic kids, smart kids, cowboys, party crowd, etc. Each group of kids is clearly defined! There is a sense of community but beware that outsiders are generally not included. Some of the sports excel, but most cannot compete at the levels needed to be successful. Leadership of the school is less than desired. The principal and several staff cannot lead by example in a positive way when they exhibit personal decisions such as extra-marital affairs within the community and all the students are aware of it. It is the best academic high school in this pathetic district but be warned that the environment of this school is not for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Great school, great staff, great counselors, great principal. Love the small town feeling here, and how everyone knows everyone. There doesn't seem to be as many of the drama issues at BHS as there are at other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2012

Everything that has been posted here about poor academics, excessive drug use, and bad counselors is simply not true anymore. The academic program is rigorous and hands-on in many classes. Students pay for the AP textbooks because the school district does not have enough money. If a teacher hears of financial hardship caused by situations like this, they find a way to get the student what they need within their means. There is some drug use at this school, as with most schools, but as a student I find it very easy to stay out of those circles. There are no gang problems. Students who struggle can set up an appointment in the counseling office with any one of the counselors and can choose to speak with a peer support counselor (a senior who is chosen and trained in confidentiality, listening, and problem-solving). Unfortunately, there is little racial and religious diversity at this school, but both students and teachers accept all types of students. There are a number of great clubs and athletic teams to join. Out of all the schools in this school district, I would happily argue that Berthoud High School is the best in balancing opportunity with community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

They truly care about each student and do their best to support them. Proud to have both sons graduate from Berthoud schools. We are Blessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Berthoud high school, while it may seem to be a great school due to its small size and academic standards, it isn't. This school has terrible budgeting issues that need to be addressed to be up to par with surrounding schools in the area. The focus on academic achievement seems to be lost within the athletic department of the school. Although budgeting allows for a new gymnasium, new paint for the lockers, and new seats for the indoor sporting events, many books within the school are far outdated, and for most AP classes, the students must purchase their own books because the schoolboard cannot afford an AP curriculum class set. The school will send a bus full of arrogant football players to games across the state, yet knowledge bowl funds are too low to transport students to meets within even the district. This school is not recommended for achieving students
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

Berthoud is a great school! It has caring, knowledgeable teachers, a fantastic principal who has been there for over 30 years, and many opportunities for involvement. Many Boettcher scholars have come from Berthoud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Berthoud High School is one of the best high schools in the area. The teachers and counselors truly care about their students, and work to help their students succeed in school. The school is smaller than others in the area, which means the staff gets to know the students very well and can help them. My son was not doing well in another school so we transferred him to Berthoud High and he did much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Berthoud High School is a great school if you want your child to learn in a stress free and quiet enviornment where there is small enough class sizes to really feel that you are understanding the material that is being taught to you. Some disadvantages of this school would be that there is little racial diversity. Many students there have known one another since grade school and they understand and generally respect eachother for their choices and opinions. Being a rural community many students have grown up with morals and responsibilites that they had learned from working on the land with their parents. Berthoud is very much a bedroom community. Berthoud High School has amazing teachers that actually want to help the students they teach become something. The Guidance Couselours at Berthoud High School however, S.U.C.K. Berthoud High School focuses very hard on accademics and sports. Please Come to Our School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

I think that berthoud high is the worsest school. the teachers are not that great and they teach it one way only. if the kids are going to learn the teachers should alter how they teach so that they learn and are ready for real life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

Poor quilty bad teachers high drop out rate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

School is dangerous, run down, drugs everywhere, and no one seems to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

The girl's sports program is very erratic and girls are often left unattended after practices. The whole envieronment is unsafe and there is nothing being done to protect the students.All you have to do is read the newpaper to see how many students have been injured or killed while involved in school sponsored activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

This school has such a great environment! The teachers are great! They really want to see their students succeed
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2007

i love this school!!!! there are so many things you can do after school and clubs you can join, and the teeachers aare really nice and really try to get to know you and if you're having a problem, they try to help you through it. I love BHS!!!!!!
—Submitted by a 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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%
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 Students59%
Female56%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students81%
Female78%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students67%
Female58%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
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%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
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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

Above 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

93%

Average ACT score

22

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 88% 56%
Hispanic 9% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 16%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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850 Spartan Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: (970) 613-7700

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