Sierra High School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (719)579-2090
  • Sierra High School serves 853 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the CO average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 46%.
  • Sierra High School operates within the Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District.
  • Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District's 58% graduation rate is lower than the CO state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 853 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students853 students
Sierra High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Sierra High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Sierra High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeSierra High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
Sierra High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sierra High School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
2%
3%
Sierra High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
39%
33%
Sierra High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
34%
5%
Sierra High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
18%
54%
Sierra High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
Sierra High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSierra High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.700.60
Sierra High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
34%
Sierra High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Sierra High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District's student population of 11,441 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 59% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,531 in this district is less than the state average of $12,220. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,269 is less than the state average of $11,937. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameHarrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
3
Number of Students Managed11,441575
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate58%83%
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$114 MM$7 MM
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$111 MM$7 MM
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,531$12,220
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,269$11,937
Harrison, No. 2, In The County Of El Paso An School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  2/10/2014
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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