A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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-
Address
3400 Lambkin Way
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Telephone
(970) 488-8021

Fort Collins High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1290
39 responses
Average ACT
28
129 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Friday Acapella Stair-sings
    12%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Class Yell Contest
    12%
  • Spread the Love Week
    11%
  • Pops in the Park
    11%
  • Prom
    10%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,609
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,996/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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I absolutely LOVE Fort Collins High School. The staff and students are all very friendly, and there is a very welcoming atmosphere associated with the school. The principal is very down to Earth, and the academics are challenging and push students to think critically. As one of the oldest schools in Colorado, there are many unique traditions to the school that have been practiced for over a century. Fort Collins High School is my second home!
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I loved Fort Collins High School. The teachers are extremely supportive and wonderful and everybody has so much school spirit, it's really inspiring!
I am currently a junior and it's been a pleasant experience here at FCHS. All the teachers I've had have been engaging and focused. They work incredibly hard to get around the flimsy, standardized testing curriculum and inspire critical thinking among students. They're pretty flexible to individual student needs as well. I have, however, heard of friends who simply abhorred their teachers or classes and it would be nice if students had an easier way to express their complaints to administration. (Or if administration listened; a highly complained about teacher has not changed his ways for 10 years.)

I am fairly involved in the music program. The band program is decent but certainly not the best. The orchestra is more impressive as is the chamber program although it could use more direction. The directors call in many professionals to give us advice and it's an interesting experience. One of my best experiences was working with the CSU professors for the chamber program. The department expanded a lot this year staff-wise which is nice because three directors really cannot handle all the projects going on at once.

The social scene is surprisingly good. We have cliques but not in an aggressive way. Certain people will naturally gel together but I've never heard of anyone clashing because of friend groups. In fact, if you want to avoid drama at this school, it's incredibly easy. Plus, if you get stuck in a class without any of your friends (which happens often unless you deliberately coordinate), you can rest assured you'll find "classmate acquaintances" to talk to for that one period. Honestly, that's my favorite part of this school and the part that makes it stand out among the probably more academically rigorous schools.

If I had to do it over, I would definitely choose FCHS again. Go Lambkins!