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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Fort Collins, CO. It has 703 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1320
23 responses
Average ACT
29
25 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$62,132
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,278
National
$949
Median Home Value
$338,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Dances
    29%
  • Madrigal Dinner
    29%
  • Senior Thesis
    19%
  • All School Field Trip
    10%
  • drama
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
703
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,509
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,779/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools Reviews

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Student load is too heavy (very hard to figure out for many kids, especially those who have not been attending since elementary)
Little understanding seems to be given for missing class due to health reasons unless you are a "faculty favorite". This obvious favoritism creates unfair advantages to certain students simply because they:
A) have been at the school longer
B) are deemed "smarter" or "better"
C) only live for schoolwork and recognition
D) have a good/unstressful home environment
Lack of mental health resources available to students who are struggling emotionally is pathetic.
I loved the small size and the unique experience of class discussions but almost everything else during my 4.5 years there was a disappointment. Overall, I think that more intentional measures need to be taken to incorporate the students who have not been a part of the "RCS experience" for as long, and that the faculty need to be better trained on how to properly handle mental health among students.
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We have been very fortunate to have been at Ridgeview for the last five years. Our daughter has enjoyed all of her teachers, and has learned so much from being in their classes. We have benefited from the school as a family by learning Latin together, going to plays and musicals and madrigals, running adventure races, attending parent book groups, and so much more. It has changed all of our lives for the better and we can't imagine being anywhere else. The curriculum is substantive, there is very little busy work, our daughter is in art and music and martial arts. The teachers and administrators are open in their talks with students about character and morality, and we have meaningful conversations at the dinner table and on car rides as a result. It is a very full experience and we are grateful to be here.
We recently enrolled our son in elementary school at Ridgeview after touring many schools and sitting in on many informational meetings. We are so happy with our choice. Teachers have gone out of their way to challenge and support him in all of his subjects. Art has been especially great. Our son would never take an interest in any sort of art or craft at home, but he has brought back so many great pieces of art. His most recent was an imitation of a Cezzane still life. It is so great to know that he is learning about art history in Kindergarten! We are so looking forward to having our daughter join him in the future.