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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Poudre School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Fort Collins, CO. It has 30,463 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Poudre School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1270
1,038 responses
Average ACT
28
1,031 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,463
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,509
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$281,016,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,779/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$62,132
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,278
National
$949
Median Home Value
$338,100
National
$184,700

Poudre School District Reviews

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Overall, my time at PSD was well spent. I personally went to Rocky, and every teacher I had there didn't treat it as their job, but more as their passion. I was very interested in STEM fields and the programs were great, teaching me how to code and getting me ready for my first year at college. I felt almost ahead of other people I met at college. When I graduated, I knew that I was ready for the next step in my education. The AP program is great! The teacher within it know what they are talking about and will help you every step of the way. For clubs, if you felt that there was something missing, you could just create a club! Spirit weeks always were a blast as the entire school would always participate. Overall, my time was well spent.
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Amazing with accommodations, and kind, helpful, and friendly staff everywhere I've gone! I've met people on the board as well as been in the district since kindergarten. I struggle with many health problems and PSD has been very accommodating, I would not be in school still if the people in PSD had not been as helpful and supportive as they have.
I want there to be less focus on the GT program and lees about segregating students by "smartness" level, it creates a limited pathway for students and who they interact with, being with "likeminded" students can sometimes hinder students from revealing their full potential for perspective and being around all kinds of people. In general, the teachers they hire are incredible, and they teach in all kinds of teaching styles to make sure that every student is met academically, though there is still stigma about having bad grades and often times students with a history of bad grades are not helped at the same level but the learning environment that poudre school district provides at every level is great.