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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Palisade High School is a highly rated, public school located in Palisade, CO. It has 1,006 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
3679 G Road
Palisade, CO 81526
Telephone
(970) 254-4800

Palisade High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1160
59 responses
Average ACT
26
107 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,890
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$780
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,200
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    24%
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • Summer vacation
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Band events
    7%
  • Musicals
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,006
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,608/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Palisade High School has given me the ultimate high school experience. Between pep rallies, bulldog days, and school dances, there is always something fun going on in Palisade. On top of these awesome activities, the staff that makes the school run is caring, smart, and helpful. The administration consists of one super involved principal, and two brilliant vice principals. Although there are many excellent aspects to love about Palisade, my favorite used to be bulldog days! My freshman year, students with good grades could leave campus one and a half hours early one Wednesday of the month. Students with low grades were required to seek extra help from teachers. I felt as though this program was extremely effective! The bulldog day policies have shifted considerably since my freshman year, and although they are still proving to be effective, nothing beats the extra free time I got my freshman year.
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The students and staff of palisade high school were very friendly and helpful. Academically Palisade pushes students to preform their best and makes sure that students have passing grades. Some of the programs employed would benefit greatly from more staff, but for the most part were still effective for the students. Although because of the smallness of the school there are some limited classes, for the most part, there is a wide variety of options for any student. Although many of the school's shortcomings are due to its small size this also means that it has a more personal feel than other schools and a better sense of community from the students.
As far as high schools go, Palisade is pretty nice. Students are friendly and the small size causes students to be seen as people - not just numbers. Academics are taken seriously and there are many measures the school takes to help improve the grades of struggling students. I am a part of the International Baccalaureate program at Palisade High School so my experience is slightly different than general education students. This is one of the issues at the school, as students in the IB program are somewhat separated from others, resulting in a superiority/inferiority complex between the gen ed and the IB students.