Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, CO - Niche

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Fort Collins High School is a public school in Fort Collins, Colorado. It has 1,570 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 203 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3400 Lambkin Way
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-8021

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3.9 from 203 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lots of tradition, great faculty and a very clean and beautiful campus. I would choose to go here again because of the staff, but also because of the typical high school experience. They have lots of clubs, programs, excurricular activites, etc. FCHS is a great school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: If i could go back i would absolutely choose this school again. i have had the most amazing experience. The people are so open and welcoming and it is very easy to get along with everyone. It really feels like a family and the pride and spirit the students have for the school is amazing. The school keeps traditions unlike other schools, for it is the oldest school in the district.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are very smart and very relatable to the students. They use many different teaching styles in order to have individual students understand in the easiest ways. they are also always open to discuss grades or difficulty in class
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: I have never seen bullying or any other personal safety issues in the halls or classroom of this school. Not only are the students considerate of one another, the staff and building in general is very safe and helpful; always talking about preventing issues.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I struggled throughout junior year, and not many of the teachers helped me out. It took awhile to find a couple keys teachers and administration that really helped me out when it came to finding my path again.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Liberty Common Charter School 2 mi. 979
3.66 Fossil Ridge High School 2 mi. 2,076
4.00 Rocky Mountain High School 3 mi. 1,966
3.33 Poudre High School 6 mi. 1,760
3.00 Loveland High School 9 mi. 1,490

Around Fort Collins High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Fort Collins High School United States Fossil Ridge High School Liberty Common Charter School Loveland High School Poudre High School Rocky Mountain High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 84.0% 84.0% 77.0% 69.0% 78.0%
Hispanic 23.0% 25.0% 6.0% 5.0% 16.0% 22.0% 14.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 3.0% 6.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.0%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 26.2%
Grade 12 21.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 47% Teachers are nice and friendly.
  • 26% Everyone is so welcoming and so much pride/spirit
  • 21% Teachers are helpful
  • 5% Mrs. Matthie, location, student groups

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 50% Honestly not much is bad, its easy to get involved
  • 40% The building structure can cause defacto cliques.
  • 10% Socialization, this school has become cliquey

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% Theater and music program
  • 36% Cross Country
  • 18% Our unique mascot
  • 9% Photography

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Pride in everything we do, tightknit community.
  • 23% Friendly
  • 15% Athletic
  • 8% Different

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Get involved! Embrace traditions & create new ones
  • 17% Clear communication is key
  • 17% It's very easy to navigate.
  • 8% Do your homework

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% I love everything about this school.
  • 44% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.