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Fountain-Fort Carson High School

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Posted March 31, 2013

FFCHS is a great school, their lap top program is set up to help kids be prepared for the real world of technologies. I have read other parents complain about the program however, I feel that if you do more than talk to your child when needed in regards to rewards and punishments they will not abuse the privilege. It does have down sides which is why I did not give a full boat of stars, ( I have had 2 kids go here, one has graduated already and the other graduates this year ) Both my kids ( 1 boy and 1 girl ) have had issues with teachers losing assignments even when turned in online, I started having them take screen shots of the uploaded assignments and having to send emails to teachers asking them to look for the assignment again to which they found that which was lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

I love the district. The only thing that I do not like is that the school does not offer the option of not giving your child a laptop. My son has been there for 2 years now, and this is his last year due to the laptop. I really would prefer my children to have access to them, but not on a daily basis to take home. I would love for my child to pick up a book, and use a pen and a piece of paper. My son is no too responsible with the laptop. Although the rules are set, he still visits Facebook regularly and he downloads movies and music to watch and listen to. He is told that it is for homework, but he is a teenager with a laptop. He will be going to Mesa Ridge next year to use books instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

I went here my freshmen and sophomore year. I didn't really like it. The teachers were ok. The problem was that kids bullied me just about every day which kinda ruined it for me. If your fit in with the people there, then it will be great. If your like me, then it will be terrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2011

I went here two years before I moved. I must say that I wish I could have stayed. The school was well kept, the teachers knew what they were talking about adn made an effort to keep class fun, the students (especially in the honors classes were amazing), the school was all around awesome. The sports program is outstanding with caring coaches, the sports complex is top notch, their are clubs for every student. I couldn't ask for a better school. The laptops are a major plus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2010

This school by far has been the best school that throughout my high school years. FFCHS was my fifth high school and never in my life have I seen a school with so much interaction and communication from the students, teachers, counselors and staff. The school provides the students with so many opportunities that many of the other schools that I have attended did not offer. They really help lessen financial burdens as well for tests, and the only school where they have not asked a student to bring in a lot of materials. The counselors are amazing!!! Their doors are always open and help cater to your needs greatly. The school helps students to try and open up to ideas beyond high school. We even have a leadership class! FFCHS does a lot for the Fountain community as well; especially, for the volunteer work we do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

Well i don't like this school like my other school but it has some good things. Like i never have seen a school that gives the students laptops!!! ha ha but it is a good school and im proud to be a student here :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2009

This is the most amazing school. Felllow students are friendly, the teachers are fun and amazing and the sport programs are beyond amazing. If i had the choice to move i would stay here. Go Trojans
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

I love the school, I've gone here three years and now am a senior in the school. I love how dedicated my teachers are to my work and the laptops are wonderful. I'm normally a disorganized student with papers and I'd always be loosing my working because I'm so disorganized. the laptops help me keep my work and I've gotten better grades thanks to it. I would not want to go to any other school in Colorado. if your having problems with keeping your kids away from the internet, it's not the schools fault. its your fault for not being able to control your kid. It's mean to say but entirely true.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

This school is one of the finest I have ever seen in the public school system, it was unfortunate that I had to take my 2 sons out and had to move to North Carolina but this is the Army life. I have read the statements of other parents and I agree mostly. Any parent who can't get their child to do work instead of surf the net needs to look at themselves, not the school. This school sees the future for our children and is taking the right action to help them get to where they need to be. I applaud the school system for integrating the computer systems and think this should be a program nation wide. My sons loved the school and were both Honor Roll students as well as taking advantage of the many activities the school had to offer. Good Job FFCHS. Go Trojans!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

FFC has a young staff compared to what I am used to with other school districts, which initially I was concerned about. Instead, I have been pleansently surprised by how dedicated and creative my son's teachers are! The laptop program has its pros and cons. I'm glad my son is learning how to use technology as it really will help him prepare for his future. It can be a distraction, as mentioned by others, but it also serves as a good way for my son to learn some personal discipline. The school's technology department does have the capability to help monitor usage both at school AND at home. From my perspective, the laptops were a great move for the school and its students. Bottom line, I would definitely recommend this school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

This school year my honor roll daughter is failing because of the lap top program. She would rather google, play on you tube, find wallpapers to decorate it pretty, look up interenet garbage then study and has nothing but 0. Its impossible to get her to do her assignments with this thing open to distract her everytime she sits down to work. Im taking her out tomorrow and finding a new school for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

its a good school out of all the schools ive gone to this was my favorite..the only thing i disliked my classes were always at the other end of the building and you only get a few minutes to get there i was always late...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

I have both a senior and a freshman attending this school. I hate those laptops. We were told that the students would give up the text books and would only be having the laptops. Not so! M kids carry roughly 50-60 lbs of crap with them daily. There are no lockers, so they carry all of this all day long. Not to mention, their laptops constantly break down or the school service isn't working. There are some decent teachers but just as many that should not be teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

My son goes there and the inovation to move to laptops for all the studends was a brilliant move and I hope it proves succesful. The access to the students records are first rate and I look forward to my other 4 studends attending this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

I am a sophmore attending ffchs and I think it is awesome. The teachers are great and they actually put out things students need to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2006

I am currently a sophomore attending FFCHS and I really think that FFCHS is an awesome school for anyone to attend. It has many things to offer students like caring counselors who helps you out with family members currently in the military forces. I highly recommend anyone to go to this school because everyone is really friendly!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2006

This is a wondeful school.... It has tons of activities outside of school and many sports to choose from.. the teachers are outstanding... i highly recommened it to anyone..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

As a child in a military family, this is the third high school my son has attended. We are very impressed with the school overall and especially with the JROTC program. Our son has been able to take 4 college courses this year and earn credits for college - all for free. They are the only school in the Springs that pays for these classes. He has been involved in varsity sports, soccer and wrestling, and was readily accepted onto both teams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

FFHS is showing improved CSAP scores and a commitment to education. I do somewhat disagree with a previous analysis that only football players get preference. Most of the coaching staff encourages students to work on grades and the importance of doing good in high school. Overall it is a good school attempting to deal with issues like bullies, economics, poverty, and improve. There is a diverse student body and several clubs, activities that students can particpate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

FFC H.S. is more concerned about their outward appearance than the kids that are in the school. They boast about having a Zero-Tolerance policy however they are never willing to back it up. If your child plays football this is a great school to go to because they can basically get away with whatever they want with no punishment., however if your child is not on the football team then watch out. The majority of the teachers are great. There are a few that are more concerned with the sports programs but there are enough other ones that can give your child a good education. Gangs are not a problem here and they do have the most student contact days in the area. There is an over emphasis on the CSAP in the lower grades.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

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30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students29%
Female25%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible19%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial36%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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

96%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92%


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 49% 56%
Hispanic 22% 32%
Black 17% 5%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 36%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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900 Jimmy Camp Rd
Fountain, CO 80817
Phone: (719) 382-1640

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