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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palisade High School is an above average, public, online school located in Palisade, CO. It has 1,005 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Palisade High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
131 responses
Average ACT
27
127 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
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.37 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
  • Homecoming week
    24%
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Summer vacation
    12%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Band events
    7%
  • Musicals
    7%
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,005
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,510
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses
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I think this is a very good school for children that are eager to be academically challenged. The International Baccalaureate program does wonders through growing an individual mentally and emotionally helping shape the students into well rounded individuals. However, due to how rigorous this program is, many students easily get stressed out resulting in nonstop anxiety and stress all 4 years of high school. To undergo this environment, the students have to possess successful time management skills which many students don't have at such a young age. This falls as an obstacle for many which I think Palisade tries to teach but despite all different forms of incorporating this skill, it is naturally one the individual has to learn on his or her own. The environment is strict and rigorous attempting to teach discipline to all students, while simultaneously providing both warmth and comfort from the friendly staff and faculty.
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Palisade High School offered a lot of opportunity to deviate from the standard school curriculum with classes such as Zoology, and River Dynamics. Along with the schools access to an outdoor "garden" students also just recently got access to the schools new fish hatchery allowing for a lot of hands on learning in wildlife based areas of study and classes. The only downfall of the school was the large separation of the popular and the introverted. The popular were led on by the teachers into power. There was definitely an advantage in the school system to those that had a larger populace surrounding them.
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.