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D+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Pikes Peak Prep is a public, charter school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 342 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
525 East Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone
(719) 570-7575
Website

Pikes Peak Prep Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
6 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,100
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.
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  • Spirit Week
    50%
  • The school doesbt having anything non-academic
    33%
  • Homecoming
    17%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
342
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$29,221
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,588/ year
National
$12,239
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I have been attending Pikes Peak Prep since I was in the 6th grade and I am now a junior. However, now that they have all new administration this year and a new CEO the school has completely fallen apart. They do not pay attention to the individual schedules of students, and instead fill their schedules with classes they have already taken or do not need for graduation. Every year since I have been there the school has never had an issue with funding concurrent enrollment courses for the high school students, but since the new CEO has come in funding has become an issue and high school students cannot take as many college classes as they would like. I am extremely disappointed with the new staff and the new CEO. The principal is rude and they do not appeal to the needs of their students. Our voices are unheard and they do not care about our education or us as individuals. I honestly would not recommend Pikes Peak Prep to any parents looking for a school to put their child in.
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The teachers are nice and helpful for the most part. Sometimes the teachers let their anger out on the students when they have a bad day and it affects the students. As fast as the classes, they aren't challenging at all. The only foreign language you have the choice to learn which is a bummer because they don't even have a Spanish teacher. The classes are extremely boring and dreadful. It's basically the same routine everyday. It really stinks being a Sophomore and having to take classes with middle schoolers because it takes the high school experience away. Pretty much the only great academic opportunity is that they allow high school students to take college courses at a community college and they pat for everything.
I love that you can have one on one relationships with teachers. This is great especially considering that at normal high schools, you wouldn't really be able to have a personal relationship with all of your teachers. Another great thing about Pikes Peak Prep is that the classes are small; which cam be a positive or a negative depending on how you look at it. They do everything g they can to make sure that you are successful and if you really wanted to you would have the opportunity to receive dual credits. If you are someone who is interested in graduating from high school with your Associates Degree then that is definitely something you could choose to do. The best part is that as long as you are passing the classes, the school will pay for the classes and any books that you may need, they even provide transportation from the school to the college. I hate that high schoolers have to take their electives with middle schoolers because it's not as enjoyable. The teachers are nice for the most part as long as you do what you need to do and don't fool arundel during class. It's a small school, so there isn't many people to make friends with but it's an okay school. The best thing about this school is that you have the opportunity to graduate early and receive dual credits.