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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Crested Butte Community School is a highly rated, public school located in Crested Butte, CO. It has 378 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
818 Red Lady Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Telephone
(970) 641-7720
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Crested Butte Community School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1240
32 responses
Average ACT
27
36 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,279
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,226
National
$949
Median Home Value
$540,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Eight grade field trip to the Sand Dunes
    20%
  • High school "Snow Day" (skating, snow sculptures)
    20%
  • Holiday Hall Decorating
    20%
  • "March Madness" (Renaissance debate tournament)
    20%
  • Middle School "Greek Games" for field day
    20%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
378
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,382
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,315/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

Crested Butte Community School Reviews

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Crested Butte Community had about everything one could expect from the only school in town. There were very few sports and after school programs, but this issue was mostly due to a lack of students to fill those spots. With a world class custodial staff, the school was incredibly safe and clean. The teachers were brilliant; all of them worked tirelessly to be friends to all and foster a convivial and efficient environment for students to learn. Even the less interpersonal teachers had great passion to educate. Students tested extremely well on standardized tests, so from an academic standpoint, all were prepared for college. With an insular approach to "the real world," students learned very few life skills, and options beyond a four year college immediately following graduation were rarely discussed. Outside of an at times narrow-minded approach to education, faculty from top to bottom worked to make Crested Butte Community School a US News gold medal winner year after year.
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It's a good school with committed teachers who help you succeed. However, growing up with the exact same kids and always being with them, means I was heavily bullied and rejected.
There's no school like Crested Butte Community School. It is small and therefore able to be quirky. The students work hard and challenge themselves and one another. The teachers are supportive and encouraging of their students. Students there are driven and focused but we still know how to have fun! (There is an incredible athletics program and a student council that hosts fun, creative, community-building activities.)