Sierra High School



Sierra High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sierra High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 242
10 226
11 191
12 189

Sierra High School is a public high school of the Harrison, School District No. 2, in the County of El Paso an located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 848 students in grades 9th through 12th. Sierra High School is the 129th largest public high school in Colorado and the 6,916th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Total Students: 848
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.83

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Sierra High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 433
(51%)
1,100
(50%)
 Female 415
(49%)
1,101
(50%)

Sierra High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 318
(38%)
835
(38%)
 Black 250
(29%)
440
(20%)
 White 159
(19%)
684
(31%)
 Asian 102
(12%)
200
(9%)
 American Indian 14
(2%)
33
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Sierra High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 501
(59%)
1,161
(53%)
 Not Eligible 284
(33%)
852
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 63
(7%)
188
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Sierra High School is ranked 53rd out of 0 ranked schools in Colorado, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sierra High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (66.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 35.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Sierra High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1183
2006 1257
2007 1175
2008 1073
2009 983
2010 887
2011 861
2012 848

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.9
2006 16.4
2007 15.7
2008 14.2
2009 12.7
2010 12.8
2011 17
2012 17.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.54268808114962
2006 0.52267303102625
2007 0.54468085106383
2008 0.57875116495806
2009 0.64903357070193
2010 0.62908680947012
2011 0.64924506387921
2012 0.66509433962264

Compare Sierra High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,750.5% 17.5:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 66.5%
 

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