Fossil Charter School

600 B St
Fossil, OR 97830
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Fossil Charter School serves 1,436 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Fossil Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-59% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Oregon state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the Oregon state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Oregon state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • School Type: Online School/Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,436 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 41:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1% in OR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Fossil Charter School's student population of 1,436 students has grown by 222% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 84% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,436 students
This chart display total students of Fossil Charter School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Fossil Charter School
Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Fossil Charter School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Fossil Charter School by grade.
State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Fossil Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 740 schools in Oregon (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Fossil Charter School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OR)
Overall Testing Rank
#284 out of 740 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Fossil Charter School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fossil Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Oregon by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fossil Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Oregon by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
41:1
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Fossil Charter School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Fossil Charter School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
90%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fossil Charter School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in OR.
Diversity Score
0.19
This chart display the diversity score of Fossil Charter School and the public school average diversity score of Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(16-17)
≥50%
78%
This chart display graduation rate of Fossil Charter School and public school graduation rate of Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fossil Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fossil Charter School's ranking?
Fossil Charter School is ranked #284 out of 740 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Oregon.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% OR state average), while 40-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% OR state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fossil Charter School?
The graduation rate of Fossil Charter School is 50%, which is lower than the Oregon state average of 78%.
How many students attend Fossil Charter School?
1,436 students attend Fossil Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Fossil Charter School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fossil Charter School?
Fossil Charter School has a student ration of 41:1, which is higher than the Oregon state average of 17:1.
What grades does Fossil Charter School offer ?
Fossil Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Fossil Charter School part of?
Fossil Charter School is part of Fossil SD 21j School District.

School Reviews

Review Fossil Charter School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Spitting Rhymes for Flashy Grades: The Link Between Hip Hop Curriculum and Improved Learning
Spitting Rhymes for Flashy Grades: The Link Between Hip Hop Curriculum and Improved Learning
Can rap lyrics and hip hop beats help students learn more? Studies and some public schools say yes!
When Field Trips Turn Deadly: Who is Responsible?
When Field Trips Turn Deadly: Who is Responsible?
Recent deaths during field trips have parents and school officials questioning the safety of these excursions. Learn about these tragedies and what parameters should be in place to ensure a safe field trip.
D.C. Schools: Controversial Growth of Charter Schools
D.C. Schools: Controversial Growth of Charter Schools
Charter schools are growing in DC, and we analyze the response to recent numbers that show the student population in D.C. charter schools has outpaced the numbers for traditional public schools throughout the district.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • School Type: Online School/Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,436 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 41:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Quick Links