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Mountain Phoenix Community School Photo #1 - Mountain Phoenix has two locations. One in Coal Creek Canyon and the other, larger campus in Wheatridge.
Mountain Phoenix Community School serves 654 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Mountain Phoenix Community 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (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% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mountain Phoenix Community School's student population of 654 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
654 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Mountain Phoenix Community 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 Mountain Phoenix Community 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1148 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
15%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mountain Phoenix Community School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
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White
79%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.35
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mountain Phoenix Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mountain Phoenix Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/28/2012
My daughter attends the Coal Creek Canyon Campus, and I couldn't imagine a better place for her to begin her education. A Waldorf-inspired education can benefit children at any level, developing their strengths and supporting any weaknesses though their focus on the whole child: head, heart and hand. While budgetary restrictions are forcing many schools to drastically reduce arts and sciences in the curriculum, those subjects are integral to the students' day at Mountain Phoenix. The teachers and staff have excellent credentials and create a warm atmosphere for the children to learn in a caring environment. The classrooms are small, with mixed grade levels. The teachers are diligent about carefully assessing each child and guiding them to work at their fullest potential in each subject. I don't know yet where my daughter will go to school after 8th grade, but I know after the wonderful foundation she'll have received at Mountain Pheonix, she'll be ready to go anywhere!
- Posted by Parent - lizaw
5   1/28/2012
Awesome School! My son now loves to learn and go to school.
- Posted by Parent - david
5   1/19/2012
My kid LOVES this school!! He was not thriving in the traditional school and Mountain Phoenix took him in and treated him with the kind of love and respect he needed to get a good feeling back in his heart about school. He has attended since 2009 and I am so grateful for this school! What a little gem in the mountains.
- Posted by Parent - weecr
5   1/19/2012
What I have learned as a parent is that different schools are good for different kids. What one family would call horrible, another would call a life saver. The Mountain Phoenix Coal Creek Campus has been a life saver for my son. We were underwhelmed by two neighborhood public schools so tried a wonderful private school, only to have that school close due to financial problems. We brought our son ( after constant meetings, and phone calls, and e-mails with past teachers) up to to the Mountain Phoenix Coal Creek Campus (a public charter school). He found a sense of calm in the wooded mountains that surrounds the school as well as the CCC staff. All of the teachers at the CCC are well trained and have years of experience under their belts. The classrooms are small and there is a lot of hands on, experiential learning. My son can't wait to go to school in the morning. Last night he couldn't wait to get his homework done so he could earn points to attend Mr. Smith's Rocketry class (building rockets). You could say we a family that doesn't quite fit in the traditional public school mold. The Mountain Phoenix Coal Creek Campus has taught my son the traditional academic line, but through treasure hunts. He has learned how to play the viola, and even to knit. Which I have found calms my normally hyperactive child. My hat is off to these hard working and caring teachers who make the drive up the canyon every day. I can't believe how lucky we are to have found this school and a public charter at that!
- Posted by Parent - povys
5   1/19/2012
MPCS (mountain campus) is a small, caring non-traditional school that educates the whole child. The teachers and staff genuinely care about all the children and make adjustments to the unique needs of each child. The includes academics, but also art, music and outdoor time. This is a school worth checking out. Meet the people, don't let statistics and website commentary drive your decision.
- Posted by Parent - mtnra
5   1/19/2012
My children attend Mountain Phoenix Community School in Coal Creek Canyon. This is their fifth year and they love it. They are thriving in this small, community oriented learning environment. Both have grown so much in their love of learning and their sense of who they are as individuals. The Waldorf teaching methods bring the curriculum alive for the children and the arts infused learning makes it fun while training their minds in ways the neighborhood schools have all but lost. This is a very special campus with fresh air and beautiful mountain charm. It may not be for everyone, but it has been an amazing blessing in our lives!
- Posted by Parent - marys

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 654 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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