School Details

Lesher Middle School

1400 Stover, Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 472-3800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 693 students 16 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
75%
62%
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73%
68%
66%
58%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that 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.
75%
77%
63%
77%
81%
71%
71%
73%
62%

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 that 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
72%
55%
78%
79%
68%
72%
74%
61%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that 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.
69%
71%
53%
74%
80%
67%
72%
71%
59%

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 that 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
66%
52%
76%
77%
67%
63%
65%
52%
63%
66%
56%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that 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.
64%
64%
51%
72%
76%
67%
58%
61%
49%
61%
67%
54%

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 that 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lesher Middle School is a public middle school in Fort Collins. 693 students attend Lesher Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 41% of the 693 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lesher Middle School is 16:1. St Joseph Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 29% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    First of all The Teachers are amazing. They push the students academically while still having tons of fun. The school is VERY good at helping students deal with any problems they might be having or help with even the littlest things. The students at Lesher are Smart Very kind and supportive helpful and always willing to give a helping hand. My son Absolutely LOVES this school and I know that for a lot of you other parents out there that finding a school that your son or daughter actually wants to go to is VERY hard to come across well this is that school! Lesher had a real "Family like" feel to it unlike most middle schools bullying is vertically non-existent (a very rare find in a middle school) and even the newest students are accepted almost immediately and welcomed into the Lesher Family. Overall this is the best school I have ever been to or heard of and I hope that any parents reading this give Lesher some serious thought. )

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome! Our principal is amazing and our music program is fantastic. I'm proud to be a Viking.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lesher was a good school in 2007 but now it is an abomination to American education and PSD Schools. Do NOT attend this horrid school .

  • (1 year ago)

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  • (2 years ago)

    Lesher is a really great school and the teachers are the best. I don't think there is a better school out there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall not my best experience. I'm now a junior in high school and lesher is not a school I cared for. Teachers were inconsistent; 8th grade math was horrible while 7th grade math was fantastic. Not a bad place to be the principal is really cool.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son was bullied at Lesher. He ended up in the hospital and home schooled. When we reported bullying to the counselors they assured us that there was no real bullying and it was mostly in my son's head. We moved away.

  • (5 years ago)

    I just started my second year at Lesher and I love it so much ) The teachers are all soooo nice and I've heard we're the only middle school in the district that does pep rallies which are a blast. We have the best dances! The IB program is AWESOME. I always had problems not being challenged enough at other schools but here I'm definitely challenged enough. They have all levels of classes to suit your needs. I love it so much here and am PROUD to be a Viking!

  • (7 years ago)

    i go there. it's a great and awesome school good for anyone in fort collins. a great experince

  • (7 years ago)

    Economically and racially diverse. Older but updated building. Principal is committed to continuous improvement. Brand new Media Center. Friendly inclusive environment. Hosts the Middle Years International Baccalaureate program that makes it a popular School of Choice. Only Junior High to have an auditorium. Only one outdoor athletic field. Teachers are very enthusiastic and understand the needs of this age group. It has been a great place for my shy son.

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