Colby Middle School

  • Colby Middle School serves 271 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Colby Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%.

School Overview

  • Colby Middle School's student population of 271 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students271 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Colby Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Colby Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#998 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
11%
20%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
88%
64%
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Colby Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.220.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColby School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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