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Rocky Mountain High School

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Posted April 24, 2014

Rocky is a great school. In our district this year 2 of the 4 seniors with perfect ACT scores were lobos. Honestly, I don't know what that parent was talking about, there is really not that much drug use at out school. I mean, it is a high school and some students try that stuff, but that happens at any high school. I think it is funny that people dislike having to find teachers to get help. I think it is really benificial, because out professors in college wont track us down. The thing I will warn of is that our schedule can be rigurious, but that is only if you don't pay attention to what classes you sign up for. Over all, I love my school. My mom has been thinking about moving nearer to Pouder High School, and I refuse to even consider moving. No way, once a Lobo, always a Lobo!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2014

I am a student at RMHS and i love it! They have amazing teachers and students. They are lacking a bit though. They lack teacher assistance which is needed for many students. They will help you if you need help but you have to find the teachers, they don't find you. Overall, I highly recommend RMHS for you or your kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2014

Poor programs and student support. Limited access to teachers. High student to teacher ratio Increasing drug use on campus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2014

Poor preparation for college Student to teacher ratio is high Limited diversity and teacher access
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

I go to Rocky, and its the bomb. The best thing is that clicks arnt even a thing here. We have so many oppritunities for you to be who you are, and we do a ton of school chariety work too. Its such a great learning envoroment, and I'm so proud to be a Lobo. You really don't need to fit a mold, because we don't have one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2014

I hate this school i go here now and if you arnt a jock or known around school your practically just tossed aside. I have a horrible attitude on life because of this school. If i knew it was gonna be like this. I would of gone to another school.


Posted October 10, 2011

I am a Junior at RMHS, my freshman year, I was clinically depressed and ended my first semester with a 1.9 GPA. I am appalled upon finding this site that negative reviews have been given to Rocky. Many of my teachers, and even random students went well out their way to show love and to show support for me. While yes, there are many opportunities for AP classes and the school is geared towards school spirit. Who isn't? It's not to say the school "Higher Authority" ONLY cares about them, if you fall behind you are not indefinitely "screwed". Since my freshman year I have been an All-A Student. I love being able to show off my 3.75+ GPA. I could not have been able to make the recovery from being a bad student if it were not for the love and care that the staff, the students, and the community gave me. Then again, you can never really base your opinions off of one review. Guess you'll have to just come see for yourself. Rocky is one place I will never regret experiencing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2011

Not really the best school in the world, teachers aren't very helpful and if you fall behind you are pretty much screwed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2011

I went to Rocky and couldn't have asked for a better experience. There were some bad seeds who tried to start fights and stuff, but fortunately, they usually got shipped out pretty quickly. The quality of education I received at Rocky is second to very few.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2010

i went to rocky for the first semster of my freshman year and hated it. the teachers arent very helpful. the higher authority staff cares only of the students who devote their life to representing rocky. Jocks, cheerleaders, school spirit kind of people. they kicked me out a week before the first semester was over. their explanation was at first grades. then attendance. theyneglected to tell me of my transfering to PTC. i learned of the transfer from my father who says they e-mailed him and called him. again they didnt tell me anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I am the parent of a student that went to Rocky in 2009. The school seemed good for kids who fit the mold, lots of AP and other opportunities. However, my daughter had some behavioral issues. There was little to no help for us, and instead of working with us on possibly getting her an IEP, they pushed her off to PTC. We are now at Centennial and love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I currently atten Rocky Mountain High School and i hate it. I think there are better schools. You need to be in an almost perfect emotional state in order to attend this school, because they don't care about your problems. If I knew what my first year at Rocky would be like, I never would have chosen this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

I am a former student of Rocky Mountain High, and currently attend a state university. After speaking with other people my age about high school, I realized that I was extremely lucky to attend such a great school. During my time there, we had an open and welcoming community, very few cliques, little to no gang activity, and were rated top in the state in areas of music, athletics, art, forensics, and academics. I strongly feel that Rocky is the best high school around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Awesome teachers & programs! Love the art department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

I go to Rocky Mountain High, I'm currently a Junior there, and I have always been happy with this school, no matter what. I love it! And Mr. Lopez is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

I think Rocky Mountain is the most well rounded school in the city. There is something for everyone who wants to be involved whether it be sports, music, art, business, forensics or any of the many clubs available. While it is not a IB school there are plenty of AP classes for those that want to be challenged. The block system is great for student learning and gets the kids ready for college schedules. The teachers are easy to reach and most are more than willing to help a student that wants to be helped. I would not think twice about having my child attend Rocky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

I am a former student of Rocky and must say it my time there was great, both socially and academically. The AP courses really prepared me for college, everyone got along with everyone, the teachers were amazing and there was a club/organization for everyone. I have since moved out of state to AZ, and looking at the school system here makes me realize how lucky I was to attend a school like Rocky. I attended Rocky when Columbine happened, and I can say I never once worried about my safety. Rocky faculty always put the students first, both in safety and academics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 18, 2006

Awesome school. Nearly every teacher I have encountered cares about each and every student and takes time out of their day to help them with things that they don't understand. The forensics team consistently dominates at state and national competitions. Top rated music program and great athletics. Wide array of AP classes (Plus some teachers are certified with the CU Gold program, so you can get credit just for taking the course!). The school is very open to new ideas and accepting of every kind of person, and there are over 50 different clubs (many of which are student initiated). Once again the teachers are very knowledgeable and caring, and I believe that students may actually learn more herein Rocky's AP program than in the IB program at other schools. The teachers are more focused on truly learning concepts than
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2006

Rocky Mountain High School is an excellent school with an excellent academic program as well as strong emphasis in the sports and arts department. The teachers at the school are compassionate and knowledgable in their subject area. The school itself is very welcoming and the students are accepting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2006

Rocky is one of the friendliest, most inviting school atmospheres I have entered.
—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.

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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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible37%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial72%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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 Students45%
Female36%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Science

All Students67%
Female59%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
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

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

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

90%


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 78% 56%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 28%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

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  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1300 West Swallow Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526
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