Fort Collins High School

  • Fort Collins High School serves 1,609 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the CO average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 46%.
  • Fort Collins High School operates within the Poudre R-1 School District.
  • Poudre R-1 School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the CO state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1609 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,609 students
Gender %
Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
American Indian
n/a n/a
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 0.60
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

  • Poudre R-1 School District's student population of 28,982 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 92% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,993 in this district is less than the state average of $14,042. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,996 is less than the state average of $13,805. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Poudre R-1 School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed 28,982 575
Graduation Rate 88% 83%
District Total Revenue $284 MM $8 MM
District Spending $284 MM $8 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,993 $14,042
District Spending / Student $9,996 $13,805
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort CollinsShepardson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 396 students
    0.6 miles
    1501 Springwood Drive
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
  • Fort CollinsLinton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 477 students
    0.7 miles
    4100 Caribou Drive
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
  • Fort Collins Kruse Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 554 students
    1.1 miles
    4400 Mcmurry Avenue
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
  • Fort CollinsT.r. Paul Academy Of Arts & Knowledge
    Grades: KG-5 | 251 students
    1.2 miles
    4512 Mcmurray
    Fort CollinsCO 80525
  • Fort CollinsBoltz Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 623 students
    1.3 miles
    720 Boltz Drive
    Fort CollinsCO 80525

School Reviews

5  10/20/2008
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.
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