Sierra High School

Tel: (719)579-2090
Grades 9-12
864 students
Sierra High School serves 864 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the CO average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Sierra High School operates within the Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District.
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District's 58% graduation rate is lower than the CO state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 864 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 864 students
Sierra High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Sierra High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Sierra High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Sierra High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
Sierra High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sierra High School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Sierra High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
36%
33%
Sierra High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
35%
5%
Sierra High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
21%
55%
Sierra High School White Students (1990-2014)
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Sierra High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Sierra High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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 0.38
Sierra High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
62%
35%
Sierra High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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%
Sierra High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District's student population of 11,179 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 90% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,033 in this district is less than the state average of $12,220. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,784 is less than the state average of $11,937. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
3
Number of Students Managed 11,179 555
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 58% 83%
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $114 MM $7 MM
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $111 MM $7 MM
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,033 $12,220
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $9,784 $11,937
Harrison,   No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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

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, 02/10/14

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