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  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
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Fossil Ridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fort Collins, CO. It has 2,055 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Fossil Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1290
317 responses
Average ACT
29
403 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
  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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 135 responses
  • Homecoming/Spirit Weeks
    19%
  • Football Games
    18%
  • Prom and after-prom
    18%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Tunnel Saying Goodbye to Seniors
    9%
  • Bonfire
    8%
  • Marching band
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,055
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,509
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,779/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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Fossil Ridge High School Reviews

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Fossil Ridge High School has an amazing staff and administration team. It is so easy for students and teachers to get involved with clubs, sports, and organizations. There is not an enormous amount of school spirit but there are many organizations working on improving it, such as Student Council, Academic Council, Student Ambassadors, DLA, and the Culture & Climate team. The student body is extremely welcoming and the teachers do an amazing job educating and creating relationships with their students. Fossil Ridge gives to the community in many ways, having a very large and involved Key Club. Many students and teachers at Fossil are also involved with non-profit organizations such as Thirst Project and local Turkey Round-up's!
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Fossil Ridge High School has an inclusive environment, with many clubs; it is the perfect environment to discover new passions. Different sports and activities are always eager for new faces, and help you develop your passion. The academics, on the other hand, are a little lacking. There is not a set curriculum across grade levels - meaning that some classes lag behind others... or have an entirely different set of learning targets!
Was a very nice school! But if you were not part of a club or activity you felt very isolated from the rest of the school. Most of the students that go here are rich white kids that haven't dealt with any real world problems. There is not a good punishment system so if someone got in trouble or even did something to another student, they perpetrator would get away with it. Most teachers are very nice and will help you with whatever problems you are facing.