Discovery High School

Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Discovery High School serves 72 students in grades 9-12.
Discovery High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Discovery High School's student population of 72 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students72 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

Discovery High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1462 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:117:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
28%
34%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
50%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.60
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Graduation Rate
11-19%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery High School is Widefield High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sproul Junior High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Widefield Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado Springs Widefield High School Math: 30% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,357 student
    0.0 miles
    615 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3200
    0 9-12 1,357
  • Colorado Springs Widefield Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 398 students
    0.2 miles
    509 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3335
    0.2 K-5 398
  • Colorado Springs Sproul Junior High School Math: 34% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 563 students
    0.8 miles
    235 Sumac Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3215
    0.8 6-8 563
  • Colorado Springs Widefield District 3 Preschool
    Grades: PK | 437 students
    0.8 miles
    209 Leta Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 931-3050
    0.8 PK 437
  • Colorado Springs Venetucci Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 484 students
    1.0 miles
    405 Willis Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3355
    1 K-5 484

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