17891 Us Hwy 285
La Jara, CO 81140
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Centauri Middle School serves 230 students in grades 6-8.
Centauri Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Centauri Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Centauri Middle School's student population of 230 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
230 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Centauri Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Centauri Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#728 out of 1783 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
52%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
45%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
21%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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