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Falcon High School

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Posted November 15, 2013

i love that school it help me though my rough teens years and i know that all of the other teacher that i know either retired from there they are a very good school i am the alumin for their i was graduate from there in 1992 and i learn alot from there so people need to learn alot from this school like i did


Posted September 18, 2013

I am giving it a 2 stars just because of the grading system before it was changed it was a 5 star.Falcon High has great teachers. My concerned for the last 2 years is that with the Standard Base Grading they will be burned out. With this new way of grading students can retake test to raise them " to master the topic". To do this teachers stay before and after school to reteach what was already taught in class. I don't see how this will help with getting them ready for college since the students are not motivated to do H.W. or stay on task since is not required, " study at tour own pase" I think that in the real world you do things on time correctlly or you get fired from your job. In college you have due dates and if you can't keep up with your class you fail. It is sad to overwork the teachers and have the students not being taught that responsability and time management is important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Falcon High School cares about their students. My daughter was ill last Spring and when she returned this year every teacher that had her in their class took her aside to ask her how she was doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Quoting the Falcon Flier doesn't really make a point or offer feedback that is helpful to anyone. It is not the fault of the school personel that they have so many students- they cannot control how the state funds education or whether or not the community is willing to support education by passing bonds and/or mill levys. For years I have watched teachers in this school district rise to the challenge of lack of funding, a historically pathetic and hostile board and a central office that is constantly in turmoil because of said board. They put kids first. Period. And that deserves a 10 star rating in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

My son enrolled in a German language class and after 1 week, the German teacher was "let go" and they had a Spanish sub for the past 3 weeks who taught no German and had the students watch Cinderella and then take a quiz on it. The Cinderella she remarked was from Brothers Grim, who were German, but the version was from Disney... what there are not qualified or unqualified German speaking people who can run this class..?? Find someone and make them a long term sub, come on now.. at least teach them about Germany, something!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

Verbatim from the D49 official Falcon Flyer received 8/30/2011: "Overcrowding has been a hot topic in District 49. Falcon continues to be one of the fastest growing districts in the state. We currently serve about 14,000 students. This is perhaps the first year that our overall student population has not increased, but that does not change the fact that overcrowding continues to plague our district. Eight schools in District 49 are currently over-capacity. They include Woodmen Hills Elementary, Falcon Middle School,Falcon High School, Evans International Elementary, Springs Ranch Elementary, Odyssey Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, and Skyview Middle School. Of the remaining schools, not a single one of them is less than 75% full..."


Posted February 12, 2009

FHS is the best school ever! theres alot of school sports to do (like tennis). the teachers are always there for you when you need help. the school is huge since its been moved to a bigger building. theres even a program set up by my friend called student 2 student where the club helps out with new students & even get other people to meet with each other. theres no problems with fights,only happens once every 5 months because of disagreements. theres alot of college based classes including an ap economics class (coming next year) theres even a health based academy for students who want to be in a medical career. so other than that,my teacher are awesome,the counselors are extremely helpful,i have alot of friends for only a year of living in colorado,sports are fun,theres alot of after school activity & this all concludes to FHS is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

I currently have 3 children attending FHS. 3 other children of mine have graduated. All have loved the hospitallity the staff gives. Its like your staying at a 5 star hotel. Great options for classes and the sport teams are nothing but the best. I recemend this school to all parents and students who want great oppertunities now and in the future. FHS rocks!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

I've been a student for a little over a month now. while the teachers are great. the school is way overcrouded. For some kids, getting going as soon as the bell rings and completeing tasks quickly before the onslaught of kids come down the halls is natural. other then the overcrouding and lack of afterschool groups there is not much wrong witht the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2008

We are very disappointed with the attitudes of some counselors and teachers. We have two daughters that attend FHS, one is a freshman, the other a senior. Both did very well through elementary and middle school. Both have struggled through high school. Struggled enough that our senior is not graduating. Both have asked teachers and counselors for assistance, and received little or no help. We have left several messages for a counselor to call us, and no return phone calls. These people are supposed to be there to help, they sure don't seem to care! We are very seriously considering not returning to FHS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I have one daughter who graduated from Falcon HS and two current students. My first daughter graduated with honors and was very involved with cheer sports and extra activities/clubs. She is doing very well in college and I am thankful for all the teachers and administrators who helped with her education. My two current children are both involved in sports and cheer and some extra activities and this keeps them very active and productive. I don't believe that the sports/cheer programs takes away a lot of money from the school because we do outside fundraisers to supplement such as booster club selling, or cheer camps for the middle and elementary school. Compared to other sports programs we are actually pretty moderate. Hopefully these other students who find different interests can show some initiative to start their own clubs. This is what my oldest daughter did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

The coursebook is very limited, as well as the options for clubs, and although the teaching staff is very knowledgable, the staff in general seem not to be on the same page.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2007

I agree that way to much focus is on sports, and there are absolutely no extracurricular music programs. There's bad notification about clubs and such, because I can count all of our clubs on two hands.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2006

There are to many sports activities and not enough other after school activities for the students who choose not to participate in those. i think the school needs to spend less money on the football team and the cheeleaders and spend money on something that everyone can enjoy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2005

The environment seems friendly, yet the extracurricular activities and electives are of no comparison to Rampart, but they will do.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 4, 2004

I currently attend FHS. I think it's a great school, but too overcrowded. Ever since they built Woodmen Hills, it became this way. The classes are crowded and you can barely move in the hallways. Despite this, the teachers are great, you just have to get over the fact that its so crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2004

Falcon has been a great school with very caring teachers. They have tried to encourage my children to find activities they are interested in and to put forth their best efforts to accomplish their goals. Though it is a crowded school I don't feel my children have been lost in the crowd. The teachers have done a great job getting to know them and treating them individually. If I had any questions or concerns they were responded to in timely manners. The school has also provided a wide variety of programs. We have been extremely pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

This was the best school I ever went to, it had the best people and teachers. I am wanting to come back for sinior year because it was the most fun I have ever had.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students43%
Female43%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial23%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial46%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students63%
Female73%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students51%
Female64%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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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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

95%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

93%


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 74% 56%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 4% 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 16%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10255 Lambert Rd
Peyton, CO 80831
Phone: (719) 495-2261

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