Wasson High School

Wasson High School serves 977 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the CO average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Wasson High School operates within the Colorado Springs, No. 11, In The County Of E School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is equal to the CO state average of 78%.

Overview

The student population of 977 students has declined by 25% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 977 students
Wasson High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Wasson High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Wasson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Wasson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Wasson High School American Indian Students (1990-2013)
Asian
5%
3%
Wasson High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
33%
32%
Wasson High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
10%
5%
Wasson High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
44%
56%
Wasson High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
7%
3%
Wasson High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Wasson High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.69 0.39
Wasson High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
55%
34%
Wasson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2013)
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.
10%
7%
Wasson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,283 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,085 is less than the state average of $11,613. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,080 is less than the state average of $12,022. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name Colorado Springs, No. 11, In The County Of E School District
Number of Schools
Managed
60
3
Number of Students Managed 32,283 561
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 78% 78%
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $296 MM $7 MM
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $325 MM $7 MM
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,085 $11,613
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,080 $12,022
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mitchell High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Galileo School Of Math And Science (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Audubon Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado SpringsAudubon Elementary School
    2400 East Van Buren St
    Colorado SpringsCO 80909
    (719)328-2600
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 295 students                      
  • Colorado SpringsGalileo School Of Math And Science
    Magnet School
    1600 North Union Blvd
    Colorado SpringsCO 80909
    (719)328-2200
    Magnet School

    0.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 626 students                      
  • Colorado SpringsColorado Springs Charter Academy
    Charter School
    2 Negative Reviews
    2577 North Chelton Rd
    Colorado SpringsCO 80909
    (719)636-2722
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 469 students                      
  • Colorado SpringsStratton Elementary School
    2460 Paseo Rd
    Colorado SpringsCO 80907
    (719)328-3400
    1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 340 students                      
  • Colorado SpringsQueen Palmer Elementary School
    1921 East Yampa St
    Colorado SpringsCO 80909
    (719)328-3200
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 263 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 20, 2011 - This was my safe haven for two and a half years. This is the place that really changed who I am as a person. Here I tried many things and learned to become a better person. Sure Wasson has drugs in it but was public high school doesn't. The current principle is trying to make it a drug free zone but that will never happen. I love this school with a passion. If I had to I would go back. I miss everyone at Wasson. I sadly won't be able to attend this years graduation which sadly means that I won't get to see a large number of my friends graduate. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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