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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
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Polaris Expeditionary Learning School is an above average, public, magnet, alternative school located in Fort Collins, CO. It has 386 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Telephone
(970) 488-8260

Polaris Expeditionary Learning School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1230
7 responses
Average ACT
28
7 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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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
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,191
National
$949
Median Home Value
$308,800
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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  • Adventures
    30%
  • Polaris Games.
    30%
  • Fieldwork
    20%
  • Intensives
    20%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
386
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,311
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,996/ year
National
$12,239
20%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Most of the teachers are lovely and very genuinely invested in your success, the school also is a very tight-knit community. I enjoy being at school and i find the classes very interesting. The administration is not as great-they fail to serve the proper repercussions for teachers who continuously prove they are inappropriate or incapable of managing and teaching a classroom.
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The community at this school is one like no other. Being in a small school environment has been a huge advantage for me. Everyone knows everyone's name and your teachers are not seen as your superiors, they're seen as people who want to help you and see you succeed. I am always comfortable walking into school knowing I'm walking into a very open-minded, accepting, and loving community.
The way things are taught and the community are great. The only thing that I would like to change is the staff’s awareness and ability to help students who struggle academically or with mental health problems.