401 North Dolores Road
Cortez, CO 81321
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Southwest Open Charter School serves 145 students in grades 9-12.
Southwest Open Charter School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Southwest Open Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Southwest Open Charter School's student population of 145 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 50% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
145 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest Open Charter School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Southwest Open Charter School is 0.56, 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
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#510 out of 1783 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
24%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
61%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Graduation Rate
30-39%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
I always believe innovation that best fit student ability to learn should be the standard, and SW Open High School is such a school. It does not fit all students, but those that need alternative method of learning.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 145 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 30-39% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 20%)

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