Clifton Elementary School

3276 F Road
Clifton, CO 81520
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Clifton Elementary School serves 456 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Clifton Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Clifton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Clifton Elementary School's student population of 456 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students456 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Clifton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Clifton Elementary School is 0.51, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1660 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
35%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
61%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.510.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Clifton Elementary School is Central High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Grand Mesa Middle School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Junction Grand Mesa Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 608 students
    1.3 miles
    585 31-1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-6270
    1.3 6-8 608
  • Grand Junction Central High School Math: 20% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,518 student
    1.4 miles
    3130 E1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-6200
    1.4 9-12 1,518
  • Clifton Rocky Mountain Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 470 students
    1.4 miles
    3260 D1/2 Road
    Clifton, CO 81520
    (970) 254-4900
    1.4 PK-5 470
  • Grand Junction Chatfield Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 398 students
    1.7 miles
    3188 D1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-4930
    1.7 PK-5 398
  • Clifton Mount Garfield Middle School Math: 12% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 657 students
    2.0 miles
    3475 Front Street
    Clifton, CO 81520
    (970) 254-4720
    2 6-8 657

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