Sierra High School

2250 Jet Wing Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Sierra High School serves 785 students in grades 9-12.
Sierra 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Sierra High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Sierra High School's student population of 785 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students785 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

Sierra High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Sierra High School is 0.69, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1437 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
48%
34%
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Black
25%
5%
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White
15%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.60
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Graduation Rate
70-74%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrison School District No. 2 In The County Of El Paso An School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sierra High School is Atlas Preparatory High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Atlas Preparatory Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Centennial Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado Springs Centennial Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 526 students
    0.6 miles
    1860 South Chelton Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80910
    (719) 579-2155
    0.6 PK-5 526
  • Colorado Springs Giberson Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 384 students
    0.6 miles
    2880 Ferber Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 579-2165
    0.6 PK-5 384
  • Colorado Springs Atlas Preparatory High School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 418 students
    0.7 miles
    1628 South Murray Blvd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 358-7196
    0.7 9-12 418
  • Colorado Springs Atlas Preparatory Middle School Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 523 students
    0.7 miles
    1602 South Murray Blvd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 358-7196
    0.7 5-8 523
  • Colorado Springs James Irwin Charter Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 537 students
    0.7 miles
    1626 S Murray Boulevard
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 302-9000
    0.7 K-5 537

School Reviews

5  
Both of my daughters attended SHS and I think the school is awesome. One of my daughters graduated 2nd in her class with a GPA of 4.2. She is now a grad student at one of country's top rated schools. My youngest also graduated with honors. As my kids have always said.... you get out of Sierra what you want to. If you go to learn, you can receive a top notch education. Yes, there are a few bad seeds but they are everywhere you go. The diversity is probably what they said was most real. In life, there are people from all walks of life. It hurts children to be sheltered from reality. Grow up and learn from your children.
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