7 out of 10


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Fossil Ridge High School

5400 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO, 80528
(970) 488-6260

Fossil Ridge High School, located in Fort Collins, CO, serves grades 9-12 in the Fossil Ridge High School. It received a GreatSchool Rating of 7 out of 10

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Student Diversity

Black, non-Hispanic
Native American or Native Alaskan


(35 Reviews)

I am surprised to read negative comments about the leadership at FRHS. As a parent, I have been impressed with the principal, who has increased communication and brought about a sense of school family that was lacking. He greets students each day at the front door - by name.
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Overall, this school is ok. The administration and counseling departments are mediocre-acting on a "take initiative for yourself and we are not going to help you" approach; especially the counseling department who I think get so overwhelmed that they don't want to help.
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Fossil Ridge is great. They offer a lot of after school and before school programs. They also have plenty of electives that can suit any person. I am happy with all most all of the teachers. We have a very good Marching Band, Science Olympiad, Knowledge Bowl, and good sports teams.
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I was concerned to read the negative reviews, but I have seen, so far, that the students are able to learn, and learn well, if they are motivated. This is no longer K-8, nor should it be, but rather a bridge between K-8 and college. My child has had excellent teachers and encouragement to learn.
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Just left FRHS and I can honestly say the education declined year after year while I was there. To begin with, it was a much better school with better staff overall but as time went on things only got worse.
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