800 South 8th Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Pagosa Springs High School serves 450 students in grades 9-12.
Pagosa Springs High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Pagosa Springs High School's student population of 450 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Pagosa Springs High School is ranked within the top 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 Pagosa Springs High School is 0.50, 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
#751 out of 1783 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
6%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
67%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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.
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1  
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!
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2  
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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 450 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Top 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Top 50%)

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