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Poudre High School

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Posted March 24, 2014

I cannot understand how Great Schools gave Poudre High a score of 6 out of 10. With two boys, and a few transfers, we've come across several schools. This is one od the best. The Teachers, Faculty and Support Staff are absolutely top tier. I could not be more thankful for the education they gave my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

My daughter attended Poudre High School as both an IB and later an AP (with one IB class) student. The school allowed her to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. In her case, she concentrated mostly on theatre which she absolutely loved at PHS. The teachers she had were for the most part very dedicated to their students. She received a remarkably good education and is well prepared for the highly selective college she will be attending this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

As an IB school, it challenges kids every day, not just academically, but regarding social responsibility. They are not just turning out better students, but teaching students to be better people and stewards of the planet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Education through the IB proygram is as good as any prep school I know, and the school is racially and ethnically diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2008

I transferred to Poudre my Junior year of High School and was really impressed with it. I'm an '06 graduate and am now attending Colorado State University full-time. I would greatly suggest this school for any student who wants a strong educational experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2007

A superb International Baccalaureate Program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

I've been at Poudre for less than a year, and I'm in the 9th grade IB program. Being a gifted student, I have received multiple offers to attend accelerated boarding schools. Most of the brochures sent seem to focus on one thing: 'It's cool to be smart here!' Well, I am proud to say that at PHS, it is VERY cool to be smart, and I wouldn't leave this high school for anything!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2007

Fantastic school for whatever your interests are. Top music program, top science programs, excellent opportunities for college courses during HS. We have been extremely pleased w/PHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

This is a great school. Our 10th grade son started here in the 9th grade IB program. He likes the IB program and for the school overall enjoys the accepting and diverse social environment, the involved teachers, and the committed athletic coaches. We think the principal does a great job setting the tone here. We're very happy to have our son at Poudre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

My daughter is a ninth grader at Poudre and has already come to love it, not just because of IB but also because there are no 'cliches' everyone is pretty much excepted as far as she can see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2003

Poudre has given my student the opportunity to travel and meet great friends. She loves her teachers, the business teachers are her favorite; there always there for her!


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.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian73%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian77%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian77%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
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

Math

All Students39%
Female35%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible4%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students66%
Female76%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Science

All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students52%
Female62%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English57%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below 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

91%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

89%


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 70% 56%
Hispanic 22% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 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 36%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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201 Impala Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 488-6011

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