Pagosa Springs High School

800 South 8th Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Pagosa Springs High School serves 470 students in grades 9-12.
Pagosa Springs High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pagosa Springs High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Pagosa Springs High School's student population of 470 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Pagosa Springs High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Pagosa Springs High School is 0.59, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#518 out of 1734 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
7%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
35%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
52%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pagosa Springs High School's ranking?
Pagosa Springs High School is ranked #518 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Pagosa Springs High School?
The graduation rate of Pagosa Springs High School is 95%, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 81%.
How many students attend Pagosa Springs High School?
470 students attend Pagosa Springs High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Pagosa Springs High School students are White, 37% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pagosa Springs High School?
Pagosa Springs High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Pagosa Springs High School offer ?
Pagosa Springs High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Pagosa Springs High School part of?
Pagosa Springs High School is part of Archuleta County School District No. 50 Jt.

School Reviews

5   2/27/2021
Pagosa Springs High School has a warm and welcoming culture that meets the needs of all students. They have added some AP classes and they have excellent student supports. They have a Building Trades program that is amazing as well as welding and culinary arts. Their music program, Skills USA, Americana, and Speech and Debate complement their sports programs. The teachers really care and work hard to reach every student. The advisory program builds little families of students into color teams that compete against each other like at Hogwarts. My two teenagers like going to PSHS and I feel good about our relationship with the school and the education they are receiving.
- Posted by Parent - Renee
1   3/23/2019
This school has been beyond disappointing, some of the teachers have been great, the administrators, not so much. If you have a serious problem, you get put on hold or they never return your phone calls. There is quite an epidemic with bullying, that does not get fully addressed. The lack of concern for your child`s wellbeing is horrible!
- Posted by Parent - Brady
2   10/11/2010
Administration is the worst, lack of communication from teacher to parent. VERY close minded, no concern for the students well being....they do not follow their mission statement.
- Posted by Parent - leila

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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