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Harold Ferguson High School

Public | 10-12 | 131 students

 
 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted May 2, 2011

I loved ferguson great leadership best people i have ever known thank you from class of 1986 U.S. Army


Posted April 12, 2010

Ferguson is an amazing school. It was a life saver for my family. A huge thank you for all you have done for my son!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This is by far the best school I've ever attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

It is one big family it helped me through the hardest years of my life and made it easy.


Posted November 1, 2005

This is the best high school experience available for my child in this district. This school is so misunderstood - I believe my child is more prepared for the real world after attending Ferguson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

Becasue this is an 'alternative' high school, traditional extracurricular activites such as clubs and sports are not offered. However, indiviudal classes often go out for local events, such as when the Olympic touch came through town or state political candidates come through. The teachers are (overall) excellent and there is an onsite nursery for the students who wish to continue school to get their diploma. Traditional classes as well as 'leadership' and 'digital photography' are samples of the offerings. Attendance is structured in such a manner so the student can only be late a certain number of times and missing a class has points off (so many misses and you're out for the semester). These teachers work closely with the students and are very good with one to one needs. Funding for the school is tight, so there are a few fund raising events (rummage sales,car washes) by the students.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

2012

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
11%
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

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Reading

All Students29%
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Students without disabilities28%
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Proficient in English29%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Science

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Writing

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 60%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Loveland, CO 80537
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