Fort Collins High School

Fort Collins High School serves 1,570 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the CO average of 16:1.
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%.


The student population of 1570 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,570 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 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 19:1 16:1
American Indian
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.47 0.39
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.
Eligible for Reduced
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.

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,375 students has grown by 9% 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
Number of Students Managed 28,375 561
Graduation Rate 89% 78%
District Total Revenue $251 MM $7 MM
District Spending $245 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,682 $11,613
District Spending / Student $9,429 $12,022
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 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 CollinsShepardson Elementary School
    1501 Springwood Dr
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    0.6 mi | 358 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort CollinsLinton Elementary School
    4100 Caribou Dr
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    0.7 mi | 462 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort Collins Kruse Elementary School
    4400 Mcmurry Ave
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    1.1 mi | 546 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort CollinsT.r. Paul Academy Of Arts & Knowledge
    Charter School
    4512 Mcmurray
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    Charter School

    1.2 mi | 289 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Fort CollinsBoltz Middle School
    720 Boltz Dr
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
    1.3 mi | 542 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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