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.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the CO state average of 78%.

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
Sierra High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Sierra High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sierra High School 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
Sierra High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sierra High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
4%
3%
Sierra High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
36%
32%
Sierra High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
35%
5%
Sierra High School Black (1988-2012)
White
20%
56%
Sierra High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sierra High School Sch Ethnicity Sierra 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.
0.71 0.58
Sierra 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.
55%
34%
Sierra 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.
9%
7%
Sierra High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,652 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
3
Number of Students Managed 11,652 554
Graduation Rate 62% 78%
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $107 MM $7 MM
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $105 MM $7 MM
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,837 $11,613
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,633 $12,022
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An 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 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 Location Miles Students Grades
  • Colorado Springs Centennial Elementary School
    1860 South Chelton Rd
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80910
    (719)579-2155
    0.6  mi  |  486  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Colorado Springs Giberson Elementary School
    2880 Ferber Dr
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80916
    (719)579-2165
    0.6  mi  |  344  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Colorado Springs Panorama Middle School
    2145 South Chelton
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80916
    (719)579-3220
    0.7  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Colorado Springs Atlas Preparatory School
    Charter School
    1628 South Murray Blvd
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80916
    (719)358-7196
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  350  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Colorado Springs James Irwin Charter Elementary School
    Charter School
    1626 South Murray Blvd
    Colorado Springs , CO , 80916
    (719)302-9000
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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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