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Windsor High School

Public | 9-12 | 1129 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 23, 2014

This is the worst school I have ever been to. I get sick a lot...and I mean a lot lot. I got doctors notes every time I had to miss school due to my infections, and I was passing all of my classes. One day I was called into the office. Told that I couldn't miss anymore school whether my father called in or not, and the only way I could get out was with permission from the nurse. They threatened to take me to court for missing so much school ,and told me that since I had missed so many days I wouldn't receive any credits, but they still expected me to continue passing my classes. I was forced to far behind credit wise that I wouldn't have been able to graduate at all. I wound up dropping out and getting my GED which I did VERY VERY well on with NO help from them. The ONLY decent teacher I had at WHS was Ms. Mizrahi. I went to the principal one time about the choir teacher sharing tylenol with the students, and she didn't care. I couldn't learn anything in math either with the way they decided to teach. I find it stupid that everyone has to work in groups. some people don't work well that way and others get credit for doing nothing when another student wants to pass.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2014

This school is very personable and dedicated to It's students to succeed. The staff is very knowledgeable and approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

As mentioned by others, Windsor is good for the average student. Does not offer much for the high level learners. Good sports and band. Only 48% go onto college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Windsor High School is a wonderful school full of great educators and an over-abundance of school spirit. Any child that is truely interested with their education will be very sucessful at Windsor High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Windsor High School has come over many obstacles, but still needs to fulfill many of it's objectives. Great school for those students who are slower at learning! They are very good at getting back with parents when there are questions that need to be anwsered.
—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.

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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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students40%
Female32%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible21%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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 Students38%
Female35%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students61%
Female54%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Writing

All Students56%
Female64%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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?

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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Math growth at this school

Below 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

97%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

88%


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 82% 56%
Hispanic 13% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 17%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 West Main St
Windsor, CO 80550
Phone: (970) 686-8100

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