Harold Ferguson High School

  • Harold Ferguson High School serves 127 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 31%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Harold Ferguson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Harold Ferguson High School's student population of 127 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students127 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harold Ferguson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,708 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harold Ferguson High School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:117:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
23%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
70%
53%
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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 Harold Ferguson High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.460.39
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Graduation Rate20-29%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameThompson R-2J School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Harold Ferguson High School is Leap School (0.0 miles away)
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