School Details

Roaring Fork High School

2270 Hwy 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5757
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 290 students 14 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2014
  • Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
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65%
69%
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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2014
  • Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roaring Fork High School is a public high school in Carbondale. 290 children attend Roaring Fork High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 44% of the 290 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Roaring Fork High School is 14:1. Bridges is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 45%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    RFHS has a wonderful sense of community where students feel safe and supported. The kids genuinely care about one another. The diverse student body allows kids to learn about other cultures economic backgrounds languages etc in a respectful and meaningful way. The teachers are warm and caring with enthusiasm for their subject matter. The size of the school allows kids of all abilities to get involved in a number of extra-curricular activities. Both kids and families feel welcome at the school and the size of the school allows people to really know one another. The quality of the curriculum is improving every year with more variety in course offerings and a full range of college level and AP classes. I feel grateful to have two children who have had the opportunity to experience RFHS and recommend it highly to others. The school provides a great foundation for whatever comes next.

  • (2 years ago)

    RFHS has great teacheers who understand & care about kids. The office staff is friendly & helpful and the administration is working hard to make the school as great as possible. Parent input is encouraged. The school is small and inclusive. Dual credit classes are offered through CMC and CU as well as AP classes. The art & woods programs are fantastic and some really interesting courses are offered. The sports programs are well coached (girls vball boys soccer & boys & girls basketball went to state this year) and supported by the community. A lot of scholarship money is awarded to RFHS graduates every year and RFHS graduates do get into top schools like Middlebury & George Washington U as well as CU CSU DU & Regis.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a very open and understanding staff student body and surrounding community that makes this school one of the best places to get an education. There is a small number of students compared to other schools allowing for more one on one interaction. The staff is very experienced and every one here including the head of the student body are very nice and understanding people. We just got a new building with unique architecture and very nice decor. I think that this would be a great place for student to get a great education academically socially and physically. ( not to mention that the volley ball team and the varsity soccer team just made it to states).

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a great school with the best teachers

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been going to Roaring Fork for 3 years now and i have begun to dislike it more and more. The pricipal is the old vice principal and is very skilled at his new job. I enjoy most of the teachers there. Some are new and others have been teaching for a while. I have learned a great deal from these and hope that they continue to teach at RFHS. The sports offerd at the school is varied from weights to tennis which gives many kids an opportunity to broaden their sports interests. RFHS is on the mediocre side but will suffice.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a just-graduated senior and a sophomore at this high school and have resided in the community now for 18 years. I feel like my senior received an excellent education. He is now off to a top-rated private school and I credit his teachers for their support. AP and College Level courses are available. The yearly art show is amazing for this small school. Sports both girls/boys are extremely well supported by the community. The music programs are coming along from not having many. Parental involvement needs improvement - many parents work long hours/two jobs. This school is doing a good job of dealing with a large Hispanic population due to nearness of resorts/jobs. FOr a school of 315 I feel that a lot is offered.

  • (10 years ago)

    Roaring Fork High School provides a quality learning environment. The teachers are wonderful and they do an excellent job teaching the students.

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