Fort Collins High School

Fort Collins High School serves 1,655 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Fort Collins High School operates within the Poudre R-1 School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the CO state average of 78%.

Overview

The student population of 1655 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,655 students
Fort Collins High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Fort Collins High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Fort Collins High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.76. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Fort Collins High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
3%
Fort Collins High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
21%
32%
Fort Collins High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
5%
Fort Collins High School Black (1988-2012)
White
69%
56%
Fort Collins High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Fort Collins High School Sch Ethnicity Fort Collins 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.
0.48 0.76
Fort Collins 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.
26%
34%
Fort Collins 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.
5%
7%
Fort Collins High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,497 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Poudre R-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
3
Number of Students Managed 27,497 594
Poudre   R-1 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 78%
Poudre   R-1 School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $251 MM $7 MM
District Spending $245 MM $7 MM
Poudre   R-1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,682 $11,613
Poudre   R-1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,429 $12,022
Poudre   R-1 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 Liberty Common Charter 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 Students Grades
  • Fort Collins Shepardson Elementary School
    1501 Springwood Dr
    Fort Collins , CO , 80525
    (970)488-4525
    0.6  mi  |  373  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Collins Linton Elementary School
    4100 Caribou Dr
    Fort Collins , CO , 80525
    (970)488-5850
    0.7  mi  |  470  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Collins Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Kruse Elementary School
    4400 Mcmurry Ave
    Fort Collins , CO , 80525
    (970)488-5625
    1.1  mi  |  546  students  |  Gr.  -5
  • Ft Collins T.r. Paul Academy Of Arts & Knowledge
    Charter School
    4512 Mcmurray
    Ft Collins , CO , 80525
    (970)226-2800
    Charter School
    1.2  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  KG-7
  • Fort Collins Boltz Middle School
    720 Boltz Dr
    Fort Collins , CO , 80525
    (970)472-3700
    1.3  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 20, 2008 - 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

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Did You Know?
Fort Collins, CO public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.43, which is higher than the Colorado average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Fort Collins is Poudre Community Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Colorado or national school diversity statistics.