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For the 2021 school year, there are 50 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 Redlands Middle 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 24% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Mesa County have an average ranking of 3/10, 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).

Top Mesa County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    New Emerson School At Columbus Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    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: 45% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    351 South Camp Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    (970) 254-4960

    Grades: PK-5 | 458 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Redlands Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2200 Broadway
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    (970) 254-7000

    Grades: 6-8 | 556 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Broadway Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2248 Broadway
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    (970) 254-6430

    Grades: PK-5 | 276 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Scenic Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    451 West Scenic Dr
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    (970) 254-6370

    Grades: K-5 | 267 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Appleton Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2358 H Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 254-6400

    Grades: PK-5 | 442 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Fruita Monument High School Math: 36% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1102 Wildcat Ave
    Fruita, CO 81521
    (970) 254-6600

    Grades: 10-12 | 1,275 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Pomona Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    588 25-1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 254-4990

    Grades: K-5 | 377 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Caprock Academy Charter School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    714 1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 243-1771

    Grades: K-12 | 838 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Gateway School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    One School Road
    Gateway, CO 81522
    (970) 254-7080

    Grades: PK-12 | 33 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Independence Academy Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    675 29 Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-6850

    Grades: K-8 | 400 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Tope Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2220 N 7th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-7070

    Grades: PK-5 | 348 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Orchard Avenue Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1800 Orchard Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-7560

    Grades: PK-5 | 417 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Rim Rock Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1810 J 6 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    (970) 254-6770

    Grades: PK-5 | 653 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Fruita 8/9 School Math: 33% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1835 J Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    (970) 254-6720

    Grades: 8-9 | 802 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    East Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    830 Gunnison Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-5020

    Grades: 6-8 | 441 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Taylor Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    689 Brentwood Dr
    Palisade, CO 81526
    (970) 254-4870

    Grades: PK-5 | 422 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Plateau Valley Middle School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    56600 Highway 330
    Collbran, CO 81624
    (970) 487-3547

    Grades: 6-8 | 81 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Dual Immersion Academy School Alternative School
    Math: 15-19% | 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: #2020.
    Plateau Valley High School Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    56600 Highway 330
    Collbran, CO 81624
    (970) 487-3547

    Grades: 9-12 | 98 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    West Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    123 W Orchard Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 254-5090

    Grades: 6-8 | 385 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    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: #2323.
    De Beque Pk-12 School District 49jt Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    730 Minter Avenue
    De Beque, CO 81630
    (970) 283-5596

    Grades: PK-12 | 165 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Mesa Valley Community School Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2387 Patterson Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 254-7202

    Grades: K-12 | 373 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Thunder Mountain Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3063 F1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-5870

    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Chipeta Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    950 Chipeta Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-6825

    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Plateau Valley Elementary School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    56600 Highway 330
    Collbran, CO 81624
    (970) 487-3547

    Grades: PK-5 | 129 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Bookcliff Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2935 Orchard Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-6220

    Grades: 6-8 | 578 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Pear Park Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    432 30 1/4 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-5960

    Grades: PK-5 | 472 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Shelledy Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    353 North Mesa
    Fruita, CO 81521
    (970) 254-6460

    Grades: PK-5 | 470 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Fruita Middle School Math: 18% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    239 N Maple
    Fruita, CO 81521
    (970) 254-6570

    Grades: 6-7 | 630 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Orchard Mesa Middle School Math: 19% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2736 C Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    (970) 254-6320

    Grades: 6-8 | 494 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Dos Rios Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    265 Linden Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    (970) 254-7910

    Grades: PK-5 | 345 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Central High School Math: 20% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3130 E1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-6200

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,518 student
  • Rank: #35-3735.- 37.
    Grand River Academy Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 N 14th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-5343

    Grades: K-12 | 280 students
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