Sierra High School

Tel: (719)579-2090
Grades: 9-12

861 students

Sierra High School serves 861 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Sierra High School operates within the Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District.

Overview

The student population of 861 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 861 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 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 17:1
15:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
4%
3%
Hispanic
36%
32%
Black
35%
5%
White
20%
56%
Unknown
4%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.71
0.58
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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.
9%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,108 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
n/a
Number of Students Managed 11,108
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Graduation Rate n/a
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
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District Spending / Student n/a
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School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is James Irwin Charter High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Panorama Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Centennial Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 10, 2014 - Both of my daughters attended SHS and I think the school is awesome. One of my daughters graduated 2nd in her class with a GPA of 4.2. She is now a grad student at one of country's top rated schools. My youngest also graduated with honors. As my kids have always said.... you get out of Sierra what you want to. If you go to learn, you can receive a top notch education. Yes, there are a few bad seeds but they are everywhere you go. The diversity is probably what they said was most real. In life, there are people from all walks of life. It hurts children to be sheltered from reality. Grow up and learn from your children. - Posted by Parent

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