Fossil Ridge High School

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5400 Ziegler Rd

Fort Collins, CO 80528

(970) 488-6260

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,960

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for Fossil Ridge High School

Fossil Ridge is a lousy HS. It does not give enough homework in classes that will be used in subsequent HS and college classes. The teachers grade so easily that the student thin they are doing great, but when they take the practice SAT tests the students lack of knowledge will be abundantly clear.

Posted by a other on 01/26/15

I am surprised to read negative comments about the leadership at FRHS. As a parent, I have been impressed with the principal, who has increased communication and brought about a sense of school family that was lacking. He greets students each day at the front door - by name. The career center staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/01/14

The issue with FRHS is really an issue of leadership. Prior leadership understood the needs of a top grade high school in Colorado. Current leadership doesn't understand the demands, needs or trends. You can't speak directly to an administrator. In fact, they sent an email with the protocol that outlined ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/20/14

Overall, this school is ok. The administration and counseling departments are mediocre-acting on a "take initiative for yourself and we are not going to help you" approach; especially the counseling department who I think get so overwhelmed that they don't want to help. However in the past few years, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/08/14

Fossil Ridge is great. They offer a lot of after school and before school programs. They also have plenty of electives that can suit any person. I am happy with all most all of the teachers. We have a very good Marching Band, Science Olympiad, Knowledge Bowl, and good sports teams. I think that this ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/10/14

I was concerned to read the negative reviews, but I have seen, so far, that the students are able to learn, and learn well, if they are motivated. This is no longer K-8, nor should it be, but rather a bridge between K-8 and college. My child has had excellent teachers and encouragement to learn. It ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/24/14

Just left FRHS and I can honestly say the education declined year after year while I was there. To begin with, it was a much better school with better staff overall but as time went on things only got worse. Teachers definitely got lazier and most now follow a "student should learn on their own" approach ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/12/14

First off, I'd like to say you should read the student reviews of this school. I see that a lot of parents complain about this school but the kids love it. I went to Fossil all four years and absolutely loved it. I would do it all over again because I grew so much there and was so prepared for college. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/24/14

I have had two children attend FRHS, and my third will be going elsewhere. Both of my children have had mediocre experiences at best. Other than a couple of great teachers, the staff is unmotivated and uninspiring. Lots of movies are watched in class. Very little interest in encouraging individual ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/10/14

Fossil Ridge High School was a disappointing experience for our family. Our experience over the past four years has included a disproportionate share of inexperienced, bored teachers who assign a lot of busywork to make up for a lack of real teaching,, a band teacher with a giant ego interested who is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/14

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Test scores for Fossil Ridge High School

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Test Year: 2012
Fossil Ridge High School
Poudre School District R-1
* In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Fort Collins schools — Fossil Ridge High School is located at 5400 Ziegler Rd, Fort Collins CO 80528. 5400 Ziegler Rd is in the 80528 ZIP code in Fort Collins, CO The school district for Fossil Ridge High School is the Poudre School District R-1. Fossil Ridge High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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