Widefield High School

  • Widefield High School serves 1,359 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • Widefield High School's student population of 1,359 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Widefield High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Widefield High School is 0.66, 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#1326 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
34%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
50%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.39
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Graduation Rate
87%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District Name No. 3 in the county of El Paso and State of School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado Springs Discovery High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 75 students
    0.0 miles
    701 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719)391-3121
    0.0 9-12 75
  • Colorado Springs Widefield Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 422 students
    0.1 miles
    509 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719)391-3335
    0.1 K-5 422
  • Colorado Springs Sproul Junior High School
    Grades: 6-8 | 569 students
    0.8 miles
    235 Sumac Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719)391-3215
    0.8 6-8 569
  • Colorado Springs Widefield District 3 Preschool
    Grades: PK | 453 students
    0.8 miles
    209 Leta Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719)931-3050
    0.8 PK 453
  • Colorado Springs Venetucci Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 483 students
    1.0 miles
    405 Willis Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719)391-3355
    1.0 K-5 483

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