Century Middle School

13000 Lafayette Street
Thornton, CO 80241
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Century Middle School serves 866 students in grades 6-8.
Century Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 866 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Century Middle School's student population of 866 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
866 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Century Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Century Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1142 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
40%
35%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
50%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Century Middle School's ranking?
Century Middle School is ranked #1142 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Century Middle School often compared to?
Century Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Shadow Ridge Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Century Middle School?
866 students attend Century Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Century Middle School students are White, 40% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Century Middle School?
Century Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Century Middle School offer ?
Century Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Century Middle School part of?
Century Middle School is part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   8/20/2019
I really enjoyed Century Middle School while I was there from 6th-8th grade. Every school had its ups and downs, but the teachers and staff without a drought are amazing. They are always working with you and help when needed. To be fair, some may say they don't like it, but mainly because of the students. People are going to mean no matter what and you can't stop that. But I give the school a 5 star reviewed because my experience was just amazing. Thank you :)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Izabelle Torrez
5   9/19/2011
Good school with above average teachers. Nice facilities, would like to see a football program
- Posted by Parent - chuck
2   1/25/2011
I went to Century Middle School for 7th & 8th grade, and I would not recommend this school to anyone. Ask any of the previous students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - blahh

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 866 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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