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Fort Morgan High School

Public | 9-12 | 813 students

 
 

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Posted July 9, 2013

I was at this school for a year and trust me I had a wonderful experience! everyone is so friendly and welcoming its like a family. Teachers are right on top of everything they do, they are always ready to help. This school has a wonderful theatre department and also a music department. Their sports are good too they have all sports apart from swimming other than that its an awesome school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2012

Fort Morgan High School has always been excellent in academics,sports and teacher choices. Most of the students are devoted to graduated with top scores.


Posted February 21, 2011

As Alum of this school I feel for the most part I was given the tools and practical skills needed to succeed in life. Overall I m happy with my education and consider myself well educated having not attended any higher education but rather trade related education. I can say some teachers were terrible and some were amazing, unfortunately it did seem that accountability for teachers wasn t always there. Some teaches had and attitude as if they were above termination since they had been in the district so long. I can t always say the curriculum was practical but I realize this is usually determined by the state and not the school. Long story short is that no matter where you attend school there will be good and bad and overall I feel things were above average. I d rather attend FMHS than most any front range Denver school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

I will have to say I agree with this post. When I went to school there, it was all about the name, football and volleyball. I was disappointed with the staff that supported the above sports all the way.I had teachers that were coaches for football but they could focus on more than just football. The students however, they were fully focused on their game. I got an ok education.


Posted February 15, 2008

I couldn't disagree more with the previous writer. This principal is never in the classrooms or halls, doesn't hold students or staff accountable for anything and focuses his attention on a bunch of feel good non-sense instead of discipline and academics. I'm disgusted with what's happened here!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 14, 2008

Our new principal is extremely supportive to teachers, staff, and students; and is working hard to turn this school around. He wants nothing but the best for our students, and expects nothing but the best from them. I am looking forward to working here (with him) for several more years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2008

The new leadership at this school is terrible. He doesn't support teachers, doesn't enforce rules and let's the children do whatever they want. I don't feel the focus exists anymore for academics and the school certainly is not as safe as it once was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I have had nothing but absolutely positive experiences with the school, it's teachers, administrators, counselors and staff. Like all public schools, it has it's problems, but those problems are being thoughtfully confronted. Keep up the great work FMHS, I appreciate what you do for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

This school can not or will not follow it's own rules and regulations. Their zero tolerance for violence and harassment leaves a lot to be desired. There is absolutely no respect of teachers from students, nor is there any respect of students from teachers. I have to say that I am completely disappointed in the way in which this school is run. There is no disipline at all. This is certainly a place where only a name counts for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

This school touches the students in a variety of ways - academically, emotionally, psychologically. The principal skillfully leads and guides the faculty to focus on each student individually to help each reach their full potential, involving the parents and community whenever possible to accomplish a well-rounded program of instruction and activity.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 9, 2004

Very good school. Excellent programs, instructional staff and administration. The school has implemented some really beneficial programs for students recently. An example is the renaissance program. Nothing but positive experiences!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

This school has a poor adhereance to its own regulations. The teaching body is divided amongst itself as to the maner and style of teaching. However, there are some excellent teachers within this school who greatly aid their students.
—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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students19%
Female17%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligible18%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English27%
Migrant6%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students40%
Female48%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English46%
Migrant25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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 Students17%
Female13%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible5%
Reduced lunch eligible12%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant17%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Science

All Students33%
Female29%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible26%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Writing

All Students37%
Female47%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible22%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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

89%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

71%


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
Hispanic 56% 32%
White 38% 56%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 57%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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709 East Riverview Ave
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
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