Top 10 Best Mesa County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 55 public schools serving 23,577 students in Mesa County, CO. Mesa County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Mesa County, CO are New Emerson School At Columbus, Wingate Elementary School and Fruita Monument High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Mesa County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Mesa County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Best Mesa County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New Emerson School At Columbus
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2660 Unaweep Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(970) 254-6500
Grades: K-5
| 140 students
Rank: #22.
Wingate Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
351 South Camp Road
Grand Junction, CO 81507
(970) 254-4960
Grades: PK-5
| 458 students
Rank: #33.
Fruita Monument High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1102 Wildcat Ave
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 254-6600
Grades: 10-12
| 1,275 students
Rank: #44.
Redlands Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2200 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81507
(970) 254-7000
Grades: 6-8
| 556 students
Rank: #55.
Gateway School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
One School Road
Gateway, CO 81522
(970) 254-7080
Grades: PK-12
| 33 students
Rank: #66.
Plateau Valley High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
56600 Highway 330
Collbran, CO 81624
(970) 487-3547
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
Rank: #77.
Independence Academy
Charter School
Math: 41% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
675 29 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 254-6850
Grades: K-8
| 400 students
Rank: #88.
Scenic Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
451 West Scenic Dr
Grand Junction, CO 81507
(970) 254-6370
Grades: K-5
| 267 students
Rank: #99.
Appleton Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2358 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 254-6400
Grades: PK-5
| 442 students
Rank: #1010.
Palisade High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3679 G Road
Palisade, CO 81526
(970) 254-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,053 students
Rank: #1111.
Tope Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2220 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-7070
Grades: PK-5
| 348 students
Rank: #1212.
Taylor Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
689 Brentwood Dr
Palisade, CO 81526
(970) 254-4870
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #1313.
Grand Junction High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
1400 N 5th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,573 students
Rank: #1414.
Pomona Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
588 25-1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 254-4990
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #1515.
East Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
830 Gunnison Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5020
Grades: 6-8
| 441 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Broadway Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2248 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(970) 254-6430
Grades: PK-5
| 276 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Mesa Valley Community School
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2387 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 254-7202
Grades: K-12
| 373 students
Rank: #1818.
Caprock Academy
Charter School
Math: 24% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
714 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 243-1771
Grades: K-12
| 838 students
Rank: #1919.
Rim Rock Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1810 J 6 Road
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 254-6770
Grades: PK-5
| 653 students
Rank: #2020.
Dual Immersion Academy School
Alternative School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
552 A West Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6070
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #2121.
Plateau Valley Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
56600 Highway 330
Collbran, CO 81624
(970) 487-3547
Grades: PK-5
| 129 students
Rank: #2222.
Central High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3130 E1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 254-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,518 students
Rank: #2323.
Orchard Avenue Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-7560
Grades: PK-5
| 417 students
Rank: #2424.
Mesa View Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2967 B Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(970) 254-7970
Grades: PK-5
| 420 students
Rank: #2525.
Thunder Mountain Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3063 F1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 254-5870
Grades: PK-5
| 511 students
Rank: #2626.
Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2888 B1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(970) 254-7940
Grades: PK-5
| 353 students
Rank: #2727.
West Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
123 W Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 254-5090
Grades: 6-8
| 385 students
Rank: #2828.
De Beque Pk-12 School District 49jt
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
730 Minter Avenue
De Beque, CO 81630
(970) 283-5596
Grades: PK-12
| 165 students
Rank: #2929.
Fruita 8/9 School
Math: 24% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1835 J Road
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 254-6720
Grades: 8-9
| 802 students
Rank: #3030.
Loma Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1360 13 Road
Loma, CO 81524
(970) 254-6520
Grades: PK-5
| 277 students
Rank: #3131.
Fruita Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
239 N Maple
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 254-6570
Grades: 6-7
| 630 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Pear Park Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
432 30 1/4 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 254-5960
Grades: PK-5
| 472 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Shelledy Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
353 North Mesa
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 254-6460
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Dos Rios Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
265 Linden Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(970) 254-7910
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Plateau Valley Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
56600 Highway 330
Collbran, CO 81624
(970) 487-3547
Grades: 6-8
| 81 students
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Mesa County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
624 N 9th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6825
Grades: PK-5
| 163 students
730 Minter Avenue
De Beque, CO 81630
(970) 283-5418
Grades: PK-6
| 119 students
16250 Ds Rd
Glade Park, CO 81523
(970) 242-1461
Grades: K-5
| 19 students
2248 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81507
(970) 254-6393
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
410 Hill Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5400
Grades: PK
| n/a students
310 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 242-4350
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students

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