Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Falcon High School is a public school located in Peyton, CO. It has 1,238 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
10255 Lambert Road
Peyton, CO 80831
Telephone
(719) 495-5522
Website

Falcon High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
57 responses
Average ACT
25
92 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Do You Work at Falcon High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,000
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Spirit days
    24%
  • Sporting events
    22%
  • Homecoming/prom court
    16%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Musicals
    6%
  • Flight for life visiting the AOHS.
    5%
  • Band Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,238
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,599/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
Schools like Falcon High School
More

Falcon High School Reviews

223 reviews
All Categories
I like Falcon High School because it is so close to home and it is in an area which is not excessively populated yet. It has fantastic student spirit within the student body, which makes sporting events like football and basketball great memories! Most of the student body is full of great people, which has allowed me to make friends! However, Falcon High School has standard based grading. This means 85% of the class grades are tests while the other 15% is homework and classwork. I absolutely hate this system because if you are not a good test taker, then your grades will plummet, as well as your GPA. It discourages completing homework unless someone wants to retake a test, and I think that this system is not even close to something that is made to help students succeed. The grading system is the only reason why I would rank my experience lower than a five.
Start Your Review of Falcon High School
Rate It!
I liked and disliked a couple things about Falcon High School. When I attended, I loved the school spirit and the friendliness of the students in the school. We were in a pretty small community, so the students were very welcoming. What I did not like about Falcon High School when I attended was their grading system. I came from a percentage based grading system where everything counted, such as homework, quizzes, tests, and in-class assignments. However, Falcon did not count everything and was not percentage based. It made it difficult for me to get good grades and I was constantly struggling to keep my grades above B level. The teachers were a little harder on grading and testing than the other school I came from, so my first time coming to Falcon High School was somewhat difficult. However, as I learned more about the grading system and how it worked and got used to the workload and power of the teachers, I did much better.
Many of the teachers disliked the students and negative learning environments were fostered by the faculty. Early school start times were difficult for many teenagers, which negatively impacted attendance and class involvement when students did attend. School funds were poorly allocated, and there was a constant deficit in classroom materials such as paper. Administrative personnel were regularly hostile towards the students. There was high turnover among the teachers; there were often new teachers for the same subject every school year, and teachers occasionally left in the middle of the semester. The quality of instruction in the classroom was poor. Still, the faculty in charge of extracurricular activities did a good job of instilling school spirit in the students.