Fossil Ridge High School

  • Fossil Ridge High School serves 1,979 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Fossil Ridge High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Fossil Ridge High School's student population of 1,979 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,979 students
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Total Classroom Teachers102 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fossil Ridge High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,704 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fossil Ridge High School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#254 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
40%
This chart display 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
33%
This chart display 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 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
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White
83%
54%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fossil Ridge High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.310.40
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Graduation Rate
95%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display 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 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePoudre R-1 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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