Atlas Preparatory High School

Public, Charter 9-12

 1628 South Murray Blvd
       Colorado Springs, CO  80916


 (719) 358-7196

 School Website

District: Harrison School District No. 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
199th of 388 Colorado High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.9
Number of students:  405

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
66.4%
White:
15.8%
African American:
13.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.2%

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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, Atlas Preparatory High School ranked worse than 51.3% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranked 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Harrison School District No. 2. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.15. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Atlas Preparatory High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (66.4%), White (15.8%), African American (13.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 87.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Harrison School District No. 2. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Atlas Preparatory High School is 21.9, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Harrison School District No. 2! (See more...)
Compare Atlas Preparatory High School employs 18.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Atlas Preparatory High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Atlas Preparatory High School 199th of 388 Colorado public high schools. (See Atlas Preparatory High School in the ranking list.)

Harrison School District No. 2:

SchoolDigger ranks Harrison School District No. 2 73rd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Atlas Preparatory High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 41.39 232nd 369 37.1%
2015 43.73 130th 292 55.5%
2016 30.82 164th 255 35.7%
2017 23.00 187th 256 27.0%
2018 45.15 199th 388 48.7%

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

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Open Quote Great school Great teachers. Very attentive to the families and their needs Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 25, 2016

Open Quote Amazing school for my students Close Quote


by a teacher
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Open Quote I worked at this school and I must say, I was horrified by what I saw here. Not only were teachers shuffled around yearly (though many moved quarterly) from subject to subject with little or no notice, the behavior management model borders on emotionally abusive. Students have little to no voice at this school. God forbid you have special needs: special education teachers are given caseloads of over 30 students and zero support at the beginning of the year. Compliance has been a huge issue at this school and caused the special education staff to turnover more than any other group (5 special ed staff resigned, leaving 2 teachers for most of the year). This means that students are underserved, especially when you consider the level of need many of these students have. Students are losing academic ground at this school. Students who started the year a grade level behind end two years behind: this is due to the fact that teachers aren't usually teaching in the subject they're best educated in, are given little to no support, and have to navigate quarterly changes to the daily schedule, curriculum, and content areas with little to no warning. As for the "enrichment" the school boasts, it is not enrichment. I witnessed many teachers trying to create good content (music teachers who tried to teach music with no instruments, no practice space, etc, to cheerleading coaches who spent hours planning cheers), but the program isn't structured at all. This meant that many days students spent their "enrichment" time watching movies or running around outside. Because teachers had no time to plan for their "enrichment" blocks, students suffered. They need to triple their teaching staff, change their controlling behavior management system, actually offer professional development to teachers, and invest in more substantive educational tools and practice to benefit their students rather than spending money on "report cards for teachers" (teachers get massive $ bonuses based on their "report card"). As a teacher, I didn't join this work expecting to make a ton of money: I did it because I love children and want to help them be the best people they can be. They throw money at their teachers, hoping to financially entice them to stay rather than offering a positive work environment, professional support, and a truly kid-focused environment. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Atlas Preparatory High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 27 33 2 16 3 n/a n/a 0 81
2011 48 53 3 62 5 0 12 0 183
2012 87 65 42 136 7 1 12 0 350
2013 110 91 51 240 8 1 17 0 518
2014 107 144 6 375 5 5 35 0 677
2015 93 127 3 425 5 2 29 0 684
2016 102 124 4 541 6 3 34 0 814
2017 64 56 2 269 2 n/a 12 0 405

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 Atlas Preparatory High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 81 9.4 8.6 85.2
2011 183 17.4 10.4 82.5
2012 350 32.2 10.8 77.1
2013 518 43.0 12.0 77.6
2014 677 33.2 20.3 88.5
2015 684 34.0 20.1 74.1
2016 814 37.0 22.0 90.9
2017 405 18.4 21.9 87.2

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 Atlas Preparatory High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 81 9.4 8.6 85.2
2011 183 17.4 10.4 82.5
2012 350 32.2 10.8 77.1
2013 518 43.0 12.0 77.6
2014 677 33.2 20.3 88.5
2015 684 34.0 20.1 74.1
2016 814 37.0 22.0 90.9
2017 405 18.4 21.9 87.2

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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