Pikes Peak Prep

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 525 East Costilla Street
       Colorado Springs, CO  80903-3764


 (719) 570-7575

District: State Charter School Institute


Student/teacher ratio:  23.8
Number of students:  319

Racial breakdown:
White:
47.0%
Hispanic:
31.3%
African American:
19.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Pikes Peak Prep ranked worse than 88.8% of elementary schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.11. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Pikes Peak Prep ranked worse than 65.8% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.6. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Pikes Peak Prep ranked worse than 79.6% of high schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.64. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Pikes Peak Prep is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47%), Hispanic (31.3%), African American (19.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 70.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the State Charter School Institute District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pikes Peak Prep is 23.8. 5 alternative schools in the State Charter School Institute District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Pikes Peak Prep employs 13.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Pikes Peak Prep:

SchoolDigger ranks Pikes Peak Prep 814th of 917 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Pikes Peak Prep in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Pikes Peak Prep 275th of 418 Colorado public middle schools. (See Pikes Peak Prep in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Pikes Peak Prep 309th of 388 Colorado public high schools. (See Pikes Peak Prep in the ranking list.)

State Charter School Institute:

SchoolDigger ranks State Charter School Institute 52nd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Pikes Peak Prep

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 41.11 591st 925 36.1%
2011 52.09 492nd 935 47.4%
2012 40.52 599th 935 35.9%
2013 21.14 774th 954 18.9%
2014 29.74 704th 962 26.8%
2015 14.52 827th 938 11.8%
2016 47.71 437th 914 52.2%
2017 47.66 440th 929 52.6%
2018 14.11 814th 917 11.2%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Pikes Peak Prep

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 32.30 298th 409 27.1%
2011 39.12 276th 422 34.6%
2012 39.63 273rd 425 35.8%
2013 18.80 383rd 454 15.6%
2014 35.95 304th 461 34.1%
2018 31.60 275th 418 34.2%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Pikes Peak Prep

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 80.60 52nd 337 84.6%
2012 60.09 141st 334 57.8%
2013 23.99 261st 349 25.2%
2014 24.82 284th 369 23.0%
2018 16.64 309th 388 20.4%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, May 1, 2017

Open Quote If There were negative ratings to give, this "school" would definitely get them. Even with an all-new staff for the 2016-2017 school year, the new staff continues to drop like flies just like the old did last year. Most parents I know have a hard time understanding why the Leaders and Staff keep leaving in the middle of the school year, and it is never explained...most of the time not even communicated to the parents. Im sure the school is probably not haunted because of being on an Indian burial ground, Id say the problem lies in the FOUNDATION. This school is ghetto and there are entirely too many mistakes they make as a school to list on this form. The biggest mistake being that as soon as soon as I pull my kids out of this school, they are going to be considered behind because they either watch movies or have recess all day every day, no matter their grade level. With homeless people living on the bike path behind the school and criminal and police activity near it consistently, Id say they need to keep a better eye on the students and KEEP THEM ON THE SCHOOL PROPERTY (which they don't). Also, don't try contacting the Founder of Geo Foundations, he is highly unprofessional and will reply to every concern with a "Nu-uh!" kind of attitude. This school is despicable. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 9, 2016

Open Quote The new administration is awful. SPED and ELL services were combined and therefore underserving kids which is a civil rights violation. Money is allotted to this school to serve these populations of students and they aren't. The GEO foundation is being sued by the former AP for a wrongful termination. Why send your kids there? Terrible environment. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 12, 2016

Open Quote Most teachers were there for a paycheck. My child didn't learn much more than if I handed her a book to read. I have never known of so many movies that were "educational" and had become part of the curriculum. Parents will be surprised how little their child is taught compared to schools in town. I thought we put our child here for a better education than the local district schools but the education the last couple of years were substandard. Things were promised and not delivered. Almost no positive minority mentors. My 3rd grader had his chair taken away and forced to stand all day because he "couldn't sit still." Really? A 9 year old sit still? He would complain his legs hurt after school. My 7th grader heard racial slurs used by staff. It was just not a good environment and now, my children are at better schools. More than a staff change needs to be done, but it's a start. However my children don't have time for change, they need a great education now. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Open Quote My son attended Kindergarten and I ended up taking him out after half a year. The teacher my son had at first was very nice and kept in good communication with the parents. After only a month or two PPP decided to combine both K-Classes, so the ratio now was 30:1. My son never brought anything home that they worked on at school once he was with the new teacher and I also never heard anything from the her. I received an automated phone call about the christmas concert TWO days before. The school was always dirty and trash laying around everywhere, even at events like Family night and Christmas concert when the school knew parents would be there.
After I switched my son to another school, the teachers there were shocked on how little he knew and how far he was behind at that point. I don't think anyone even kept track of the lunch money I paid. Receptionist would always just stick it in an envelope without asking me the students name. One day I picked up my son right after school instead from afterschool care. His teacher was yelling at a little boy on top of her lungs to get in the bus while I stood behind her before she saw me. Shortly after i got a letter from the school saying they have been "red flagged" and they are working on getting the test scores up to keep the doors open. As you can see, this is a very disorganized school which needs lots of improvements. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Pikes Peak Prep

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 111 54 5 48 3 n/a n/a 0 221
2009 95 61 6 39 4 n/a n/a 0 205
2010 127 84 12 56 7 n/a n/a 0 286
2011 97 61 6 73 8 8 15 0 268
2012 107 72 1 80 7 6 15 0 288
2013 103 81 2 115 4 6 19 0 330
2014 84 65 1 117 2 2 24 0 295
2015 73 78 2 125 3 4 14 0 299
2016 211 53 1 67 2 5 3 0 342
2017 150 63 n/a 100 1 3 2 0 319

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pikes Peak Prep

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 221 14.5 15.2 66.5
2009 205 18.6 11.0 72.2
2010 286 17.8 16.0 64.0
2011 268 17.7 15.0 63.8
2012 288 18.1 15.9 56.6
2013 330 21.6 15.2 60.0
2014 295 17.1 17.2 64.4
2015 299 15.0 19.9 65.2
2016 342 19.0 18.0 68.4
2017 319 13.3 23.8 70.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pikes Peak Prep

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 221 14.5 15.2 66.5
2009 205 18.6 11.0 72.2
2010 286 17.8 16.0 64.0
2011 268 17.7 15.0 63.8
2012 288 18.1 15.9 56.6
2013 330 21.6 15.2 60.0
2014 295 17.1 17.2 64.4
2015 299 15.0 19.9 65.2
2016 342 19.0 18.0 68.4
2017 319 13.3 23.8 70.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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