581 Conference Place
Golden, CO 80401
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Free Horizon Montessori Charter School serves 421 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Free Horizon Montessori Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Free Horizon Montessori Charter School's student population of 421 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Free Horizon Montessori Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Free Horizon Montessori Charter School is 0.30, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#914 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
83%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 421 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Btm 50%)

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