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James Irwin Charter High School
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  • Public, Charter
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Administration
    grade C
  7. Sports
    grade C+
  8. Food
    grade C minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

About

5525 ASTROZON BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916
About James Irwin Charter High School...

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Application Deadline
September 30
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
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From James Irwin Charter High School

Founded in 2000, JICHS has an incredible faculty and staff whose goal is to partner with you to deliver the best college prep education in Colo Springs. We are consistently selected as one of the top high schools in the nation according to reviews by publications like Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post. We are a seven-time winner of the John Irwin Schools of Excellence award. This high honor was awarded to schools in the top 8% of the state based on overall academic achievement and is now awarded to schools that exceed expectations for academic achievement and student growth. We have received a Best High School – Reader’s Choice Gold or Silver Award from The Gazette 6 out of 7 yrs. We have been awarded Gold and Silver Medals by U.S. News & World Report for being one of the top high schools in the nation. Be assured, we are not resting on these humbling accolades, but continuing to strive for ways to improve our programs in order to best serve each student.

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James Irwin Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
81 responses
Average ACT
26
77 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

JICHS Intentionally Develops Good Character

Character development comes before academics in our mission statement. JICHS has a multi tier approach to teaching good character through annual retreats, a required character/ethics class, a House System, and positive classroom management.

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$67,719
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$294,500
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
  • Bonfire
    24%
  • The dances.
    19%
  • Frontier Ranch, overnight trip
    18%
  • Going to the mountains each August
    14%
  • Almost any opportunity is a chance to bond.
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
439
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,157
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,065 / year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 38 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 38 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 38 responses

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