Fort Collins High School

Fort Collins High School serves 1,509 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the CO average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Fort Collins High School operates within the Poudre R-1 School District.
Poudre R-1 School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the CO state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 1509 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,509 students
Fort Collins High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Fort Collins High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Fort Collins High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Fort Collins High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
Fort Collins High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.48 0.38
Fort Collins High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
35%
Fort Collins High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Fort Collins High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2014)

District Comparison

Poudre R-1 School District's student population of 28,439 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 87% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,968 in this district is less than the state average of $12,220. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,090 is less than the state average of $11,937. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District Name Poudre R-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
3
Number of Students Managed 28,439 555
Poudre   R-1 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 88% 83%
Poudre   R-1 School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $264 MM $7 MM
Poudre   R-1 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $241 MM $7 MM
Poudre   R-1 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,968 $12,220
Poudre   R-1 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,090 $11,937
Poudre   R-1 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Colorado Early College Fort Collins High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Boltz Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shepardson Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort CollinsShepardson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 381 students
    0.6 miles
    1501 Springwood Dr
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    (970)488-4525
    0.6PK-5381
  • Fort CollinsLinton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 453 students
    0.7 miles
    4100 Caribou Dr
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    (970)488-5850
    0.7PK-5453
  • Fort Collins Kruse Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 555 students
    1.1 miles
    4400 Mcmurry Ave
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    (970)488-5625
    1.1PK-5555
  • Fort CollinsT.r. Paul Academy Of Arts & KnowledgeCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 279 students
    1.2 miles
    4512 Mcmurray
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    (970)226-2800
    1.2KG-8279
  • Fort CollinsBoltz Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 614 students
    1.3 miles
    720 Boltz Dr
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    (970)472-3700
    1.36-8614

School Reviews

I'm not a parent (I'm a sophomore at FCHS), but who better than a student to say what the school's REALLY like? I really love FCHS. There's a great atmosphere of friendships and learning, and all the teachers are really willing to help with any situations that arise. Middle School was tough for me, so I didn’t have many friends, but in the past few months, I’ve made so many friends-even people I wouldn’t expect are nice. In general, everyone is more comfortable with who they are and are therefore more accepting and comfortable with other people. There are tons of clubs that meet all the time, ranging from rock climbing clubs to Rotary clubs to all the debate and science and math bowl clubs. There's most definitely something for every student to do. We have a TON of school spirit, and we kind of need it, being one of the wimpiest of the mascots - by other people's standards. (We're the lambkins. BAAA!) Every school assembly, there's shouting contests, songs, and lot's of goofy surprises from the peer counselors and student counsel. It keeps everyone in a good mood, and breaks up the monotony of school. Just a few weeks ago was homecoming week. Each day’s outfit was a different theme (Monday – Robe and Slippers, Tuesday-Techno, Wednesday- Ugly Sweater Day, Thursday- Decades Day, and Friday- Class Colors.) Tickets were awarded to those who dressed according to the theme, and there was a contest between classes to see who had the most school spirit. The seniors won. True, it is high school, so there is homework to do and tests to take, but the teachers are mindful of keeping it low-key, or it's not fun for anybody. I can't say I know much about the Special Needs Program - sorry not to be of help there. This year, we have late start Monday mornings-we start an hour later than usual. Although we have less days off because of it, I love the slow start after a weekend, and it just helps ease into school again. Classes go a lot faster so we can end at the same time as usual. The abundance of Hispanic students may be a put-off to some people (it's unfortunate how our society is that way), but have no fear - they're not evil or anything. There is kind of a separation between hispanics and whites, simply because there are so many from each group that neither of them are necessarily a minority. Compared to Hispanics, there is a surprisingly small amount of black and African American students, but it doesn’t seem as though they are discriminated against. New students such as myself often worry about finding their way around in a new school. FCHS is by far the easiest high school in Fort Collins to navigate around. There is the spine, or main hallway, and three major hallways jutting out from it. There are two levels, but there are many staircases and catwalks you can use to get from one place to the next quickly. FCHS offers dozens of electives, so no worries there. You can also take selected classes (like nursing, greenhouse sciences, silversmithing, culinary arts, some sort of carpentry class, veterinary classes, some type of art class, and many more) at the Front Range Community College during Junior and Senior years. If you pass the class, you will be reimbursed the cost of the class. There's a ton more I could say, but overall, FCHS is a great high school, and I'll be proud to graduate as a lambkin.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/20/08

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