Fossil Ridge High School

5400 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 2,263 students in grades 9-12, Fossil Ridge High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in CO)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 65% (Top 5%)
  • : 88% (Top 1%)
  • : 52% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Fossil Ridge High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Fossil Ridge High School's student population of 2,263 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,263 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
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School Rankings

Fossil Ridge High School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Fossil Ridge High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CO)
#30 out of 1779 schools
(Top 5%)
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65%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fossil Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
88%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fossil Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
52%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Fossil Ridge High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
4%
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White
80%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.35
This chart displays the diversity score of Fossil Ridge High School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
82%
This chart displays graduation rate of Fossil Ridge High School and public school graduation rate of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Fossil Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fossil Ridge High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fossil Ridge High School's ranking?
Fossil Ridge High School is ranked #30 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Fossil Ridge High School often compared to?
Fossil Ridge High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Fort Collins High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 88% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fossil Ridge High School?
The graduation rate of Fossil Ridge High School is 95%, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 82%.
How many students attend Fossil Ridge High School?
2,263 students attend Fossil Ridge High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Fossil Ridge High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fossil Ridge High School?
Fossil Ridge High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Fossil Ridge High School offer ?
Fossil Ridge High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Fossil Ridge High School part of?
Fossil Ridge High School is part of Poudre School District R-1.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • : 95% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 65% (Top 5%)
  • : 88% (Top 1%)
  • : 52% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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