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Evergreen High School

Public | 9-12 | 1017 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 13, 2014

Not a school that prepares students for collage! It was very easy for our kids to get A's but not so easy when they enter Collage!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2014

This school is great if you just want to get by in life. But if you want to learn or ask question well you better find a different school. Just look at all the kids that live here and don't attend this High school. Also check how many kids not only go to collage but complete with 4 year degree?? In less then 10 years? Scary place but great Dr--s! So glad to get out of this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2014

Our two youngest have had the advantage of growing up in Jeffco. EHS offers tons of opportunities because of passionate teachers and involved parents. Arts & Music are very professional, sports/cheerleading/poms have great participation. The school partners well with Red Rocks and Warren Tech for things it doesn't provide, This is a top 20 school in Colorado and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2013

This school is terrible and cliquey. The teachers seem to have taken on the stuck up attitude that the overly rich community of Evergreen all possess. If you want to do well here, you're gonna have to find a way to work your way into its screwed up political dynamics. You won't be noticed unless you do so, by students and teachers alike. Beware of this 'school'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2013

This school is fantastic, you are going to encounter the odd issue just as with any other school, but overall there is not a lot to complain about. Teachers are passionate and generally involved in their students learning. The curriculum can be as rigorous as you'd like it to be, honors and AP classes being much more challenging than regular classes, but both are good for the students they aim to teach. Yes diversity is low, but that's just part of living in Evergreen, if you live here you know that. Overall, the school provides a great environment in which you can thrive, but as with most things, it is what you make of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2010

This is an amazing school! My kids have been to private schools and Evergreen is better than a private school. Excellent teachers and all the staff really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This school has been great for my Daughter i had her in a private Catholic school in middle school and she was struggling and just did not quite fit the 'mold' she's always been a social butterfly, and at evergreen she has great friends and her grades have improved by a landslide!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I agree with the student that posted yesterday - This school is awful. I have had the phone hung up on me several times by office staff when trying to reach my kids, and some are very rude and unprofessional. School personnel here obviously 'could care less' about parents too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

This school is awful. Their are so many unnecasary rules and regulations, and the students have their freedom stripped away. The administrators only seem to want to bust the us students, and always assume that we're doing something wrong. Most teachers just 'teach to test' and could care less about their students well being. The teachers and administrators are rude, and unproffesianal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

Evergreen High School is the great combination of a small community, very active parents, a dedicated teaching staff and an 'excellent' rated school. I have had kids in private schools and Evergreen High and they flourished at Evergreen. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

Poor school as far as regular classes go, honors and ap classes are decent. Sports are fine and quite competitive in certain sports. Student population isn't diverse at all. Students seem sheltered due to the remote location. Parents have too much control over the workings of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2006

Excellent AP program. High level of parent involvement. Sports lack somewhat because of the remote location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

EHS provides great opportunity for all students, in most areas. Integration of new students into the school's societies is somewhat lacking, though. So breaking into the 'cliques' may be difficult for students new to the area. I am impressed with the teaching staff, and the counselors seem genuinely involved with the students under their guidance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

Academics are extremely limited. Most all of the science and math teachers cannot teach well. Parents run the school, students and teachers have no say. Very good social studies department.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2006

Poor scheduling of classes and programs. Office personnel rude. Poor funding of programs. Not happy with this school. Kids who take atheletics should be able to have it for thier class and get creditability for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Good academic programs not enough AP options. Decent sports and arts programs and some extracurricular activities. Parents tend to be very involved on average.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 27, 2003

EHS is a good school, every chance is given for students to prepare for the college. On the down side Evergreen is small and not very diverse.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Writing

All Students81%
Female92%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
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)53%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students70%
Female80%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%
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:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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?

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

95%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

95%


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 92% 56%
Hispanic 5% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 10%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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29300 Buffalo Rd
Evergreen, CO 80439
Phone: (303) 982-5140

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