The Bijou School

  • The Bijou School serves 137 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • The Bijou School's student population of 137 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students137 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Bijou School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Bijou School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#354 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of The Bijou School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
25%
34%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
53%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in The Bijou School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in The Bijou School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.640.39
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Graduation Rate60-64%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in The Bijou School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColorado Springs No. 11 in the county of E School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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This was my safe haven for two and a half years. This is the place that really changed who I am as a person. Here I tried many things and learned to become a better person. Sure Wasson has drugs in it but was public high school doesn't. The current principle is trying to make it a drug free zone but that will never happen. I love this school with a passion. If I had to I would go back. I miss everyone at Wasson. I sadly won't be able to attend this years graduation which sadly means that I won't get to see a large number of my friends graduate.
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