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Frederick Senior High School

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Posted June 3, 2013

This is an outstanding school! We have had children attending FHS since 2009. The principal, Pete Vargas, has shown a commitment to the students like I have never seen in a principal. He shows up at EVERYTHING to support the students. The assistant principals are great, too. The teachers, counselors and support staff are all caring. They are open to discussion and communication, but as parents we treat them as partners and not adversaries - parents often err in not examining their own child's actions. All of our kids have been on the honors/AP track and the oldest was very successful, earning several scholarships and was well prepared for an intense curriculum at a competitive private college. I see older kids mentoring younger kids in sports and good sportsmanship, our special needs child has on occasion had an IEP need or issue that has always been quickly resolved and there have been no problems with bullying, but instead concern and easy acceptance. The music and drama departments do quite well considering limited budgets. We love FHS and believe they are helping us raise up kids with good character and a solid academic work ethic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

I have been teaching at Frederick High for 20 years. The staff is caring and welcomes everybody. I am looking forward to the new building!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2010

Check out Frederick High School now that the new principal is there. He is very involved in all aspects of the high school experience. The student body has connected with him... the jocks, the drama nerds, high achieving academic students etc. Frederick is now on the right track. Thank you Principal Vargas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

I am a graduate of Frederick High School, even thou all the students say there is an improvement within the school, I would like to say when i attended this school, I was a 3.5 gpa student and learned nothing while i was there. I started college and had to start at square one. My counselor told me that Frederick was one of the schools that he would not recommend to anyone.


Posted August 5, 2007

I have been goingt o Frederick high for the past 3 years (since 7th grade) and the school has changed so much but for the good!! I have seen and been involved in programs that were recently set up such as the Intern program that now helps other schools as well and we need to look at the good at how the school is really inproving. We are having more done about gangs and drugs. Im in band and we are starting to see that there is more support at all sports events. zThats a huge step forward!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2007

Frederick has improved a lot over the years and should be getting way more respect and credit than it is now. There are good kids and good most of the teachers are great and respectful. Every school has their ups and downs and most of them have had a chance to redeem themselves. I think Frederick should get that chance as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2007

My son goes to Frederick High School and loves it. Teachers and counselers very informative always getting phone calls on updates and progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I moved my children to Frederick because of the smaller size. My children came from a 2500 student school; they are all achieving very well academically and in sports. I fell that most of the disgruntled responses that are on this web site are from parents that do not get involved in their children s day to day activities. The staff at Frederick High School is very in tune to what is gong on in the school. All matters are handled quickly and professionally. The drama department is small, but efficient, again if more parents were involved there would be funds available to that department. All of my children excel in all athletics. There is a good level of competition, especially now that the school has moved up to 4A. Two of my children are already being watched by college recruiters. The only complaint that I have is that parents are not involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Frederick High school is a very welcoming school. With a staff that truly cares about connects with their students. As shown by the kids who come back even after they graduate and are in college. It is a great experience and I would never choose to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2006

This school is very bad, no supervision, so sincerity. The teachers and principle play favoritism and do not address ongoing issues. The students run free and do a lot of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

This school does nothing to ensure the safety of my child. I have gone through this for the last 2 years and nothing has gotten resolved. The bullying in this school is outrageous. I cannot believe how long my family and I have dealt with this same problem and no resolution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

Absolutely horrible school... although all the schools in Firestone and Frederick are a absolutely horrible! We moved from Indiana and it's sad to say the public school systems are better there. The teachers could care less about the children, and these kids are our future. They are unprepared for college and have no chance in succeeding attending this school. If you child is in this school, then you don't care about your child's future success, I recommend another alternive, because anything is better than this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

We took our son out of FHS and unfortunately had to put him in another St Vrain School. The staff at FHS is unmotivated and basically has given up trying to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

This school is a joke... My Son attended this school for 3 years. All in which there was no real concern for his education. The staff is not very motivated . The students are in dier need of a real eduaction.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students27%
Female24%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students40%
Female49%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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 Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible17%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%

Reading

All Students70%
Female82%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Science

All Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students39%
Female50%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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

90%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

83%


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 69% 56%
Hispanic 27% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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600 5th St
Frederick, CO 80530
Phone: (303) 833-3533

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