Crested Butte High School Ranks #6 in Colorado
Crested Butte is a great place to be a kid, and the Crested Butte Community School is a great school for kids. US News and World Report recently ranked the top schools in the Nation – and Crested Butte Ranked #318 out of over 19,400 High Schools in the US and #6 out of 363 High Schools in the State of Colorado.
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. To produce the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world.
AIR implemented the U.S. News comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
Crested Butte Community School brings home the Gold!
Schools with highest unrounded College Readiness Index values were numerically ranked from No. 1 to No. 500 and were the gold medal winners. Crested Butte Community School is ranked 6th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Crested Butte Community School is 68 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 8 percent. Crested Butte Community School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Gunnison Watershed School District Re1J.
Crested Butte Community School is also a STEM School – What is STEM School?
S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and STEM Schools focus on these subjects to help our nation’s youth gain the skills required to succeed in today’s challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science and technology. One of the many offerings at Crested Butte Community School’s STEM program is an Engineering Design class that has a 3D Printer lab that allows students to work on complex engineering designs models. I have seen this printer in action and it is unbelievable.
Crested Butte Community School
818 RED LADY AVE, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224
Phone: (970) 641-7720
District: Gunnison Watershed School District Re1J
573 Students Total Grades K-12, 41 Teachers
People often ask me “what makes Crested Butte special?” It is hard to put into words, but Crested Butte Community School is part of the charm of Crested Butte. There are plenty of luxury homes and high-end ski-in / ski-out condos at the base area, but unlike some of the other ski resort towns in Colorado that have their glitsy roots in gold and silver mining – Crested Butte was as a coal mining town. In many ways the character and attitude of the early ranchers and miners has transcended time – this is a working community that likes to have fun – and that is also apparent in the fabric of the Crested Butte Community School. In Crested Butte the skiing is great, the scenery is awesome, the recreational activities in the Gunnison Valley are endless, and the people are warm, friendly and real – AND the local school is AWESOME.
I was once a Crested Butte Second Homeowner – and moved my family from Dallas, TX to Crested Butte full-time in 2009. The Crested Butte Community School was a huge part of our decision. It has been a great move for our family – and our 3 daughters have benefited in many ways from this warm community.
If you have an interest in Crested Butte Real Estate and would like to start a conversation about homes, condos or land in the Crested Butte area, call Chris Kopf, Previews® Property Specialist, Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty, 970-209-5405 or firstname.lastname@example.org, http://chriskopf.com or Contact Chris
Author: Chris Kopf