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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Platte Canyon High School is an above average, public school located in Bailey, CO. It has 317 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
57243 Us Highway 285
Bailey, CO 80421
Telephone
(303) 838-7666
Website

Platte Canyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1200
20 responses
Average ACT
27
26 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$61,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,190
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
317
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,615
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.4%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,794/ year
National
$12,239
27%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
9%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

Platte Canyon High School Reviews

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Yes, it is a small school in a sparsely populated area with a lack of diversity and class options. But, that can't be helped. If the district could control the demographics of Bailey, I'm sure more diversity in all aspects and classes of all kinds would be available to a larger student population. More students would also benefit the school's budget and result in an increase of quality in food and so much more. But none of these things can change with the snap of a finger, so it's questionable as to why so many disprove of PC in these ways.

That said, what it does lack it makes up in as a clean, safe facility nestled in the gorgeous CO mountains with an excellent academic course taught by passionate teachers who are prepare students for college. It also offers a plethora of extracurriculars, including sports that are non-school affiliated as well as a successful drama/theatre department.

Though there are some things I would like to change, I am honestly very proud to be a Husky!
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Platte Canyon is an excellent school with staff who are completely dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the students and their student's well being. When a member of the student body died last year, the school made sure the students had everything they needed in the way of grieving. Students were given time to see counselors provided by the school, food, water, and anything else they might have needed to help heal from the loss of a dear friend. In this, Platte Canyon staff showed how they aren't just concerned with their students learning, but also with their overall well being.
I love my high school because it is small. The teachers want to help their students, and will work extra hours to do so. The community works together is there are problems. Employees at the school care about the students' well being and education. Everyone is very friendly as well.