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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
The Vanguard School Senior High is a top rated, public, charter school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 289 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

The Vanguard School Senior High Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1310
61 responses
Average ACT
29
73 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$61,324
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,700
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
  • School retreat before the school year
    19%
  • The yearly bonfire
    16%
  • Homecoming Week
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • School musical
    10%
  • Senior Skip Day
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
289
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
50.5%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,794/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Great teachers that really care about their students! Because the school is small, it is safe and feels like a family. Quality of the academic teaching is much advanced and better compared to other schools around it. Students at the school all really care about their classes and all work hard.
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This school is incredibly difficult. The amount of homework can range from 6 hours to 10 hours per night! While I do appreciate that the focus is on academics, the focus was so strong that no one had much time to do anything outside of school. I was afraid of doing extracurricular activities because of the time commitment. I did make some of my closest friends while at this school. I did appreciate that it was very conservative in its teachings, but the work load needs to change. Students are incredibly stressed to the point of being burnt-out by the time they enter into college. The school must find a better sense of balance. Happier students make better-performing students.
This highschool requires complete dedication to education. While at some points in the year it may seem challenging, the school helps create a college like environment with the expectations it holds its students to. The small graduating class size provides for students to fully know everyone on a deep and personally level. The staff always go above in beyond with teaching by helping students out of class and just by being their friend