Wasson High School

Wasson High School serves 996 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% 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 996 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 996 students
Wasson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Wasson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wasson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Wasson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Wasson High School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
3%
3%
Wasson High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
33%
32%
Wasson High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
12%
5%
Wasson High School Black (1988-2012)
White
42%
56%
Wasson High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wasson High School Sch Ethnicity Wasson High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.70 0.58
Wasson High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
50%
34%
Wasson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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 (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,794 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 91% over five 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 32,794 554
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
District Spending $325 MM $7 MM
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,085 $11,613
District Spending / Student $11,080 $12,022
Colorado Springs,   No. 11, In The County Of E School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Colorado Springs Audubon Elementary School
    2400 East Van Buren St
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80909
    (719)328-2600
    0.5  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Colorado Springs Galileo School Of Math And Science
    Magnet School
    1600 North Union Blvd
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80909
    (719)328-2200
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  659  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Charter Academy
    Charter School
    2577 North Chelton Rd
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80909
    (719)636-2722
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  417  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Colorado Springs Stratton Elementary School
    2460 Paseo Rd
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80907
    (719)328-3400
    1  mi  |  333  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Colorado Springs Queen Palmer Elementary School
    1921 East Yampa St
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80909
    (719)328-3200
    1.1  mi  |  266  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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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