Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 22,084 students in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
Public Schools in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District 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 Valley School District No. 51 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CO)
# Schools
45 Schools
1,893 Schools
# Students
22,084 Students
905,726 Students
# Teachers
1,240 Teachers
51,723 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 185 school districts in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 77% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CO)
Overall District Rank
#109 out of 186 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80%
80%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and public school graduation rate of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.45
0.60
# American Indian Students
147 Students
6,423 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
185 Students
28,756 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
5,186 Students
304,737 Students
% Hispanic Students
23%
34%
# Black Students
133 Students
41,404 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
15,552 Students
484,030 Students
% White Students
70%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
27 Students
2,271 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
854 Students
37,754 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
808
32,768
# Students in K Grade:
1,491
63,335
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,543
64,697
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,628
65,383
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,580
67,634
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,698
69,478
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,763
69,489
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,667
68,897
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,708
67,650
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,655
67,586
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,682
69,740
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,669
66,817
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,574
64,863
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,618
67,389
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,425 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,173. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,251 is less than the state median of $15,158. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CO)
Total Revenue
$252 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$249 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,425
$16,173
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,251
$15,158
This chart display average spending per public school student in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District 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.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
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: #15 - 1615. - 16.
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: #15 - 1615. - 16.
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: #1717.
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: #1818.
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: #1919.
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: #2020.
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: #2121.
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: #2222.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
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: #2525.
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: #2626.
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: #2727.
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: #28 - 2928. - 29.
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: #28 - 2928. - 29.
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: #3030.
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: #3131.
Grand River Academy
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 N 14th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5343
Grades: K-12
| 280 students
Rank: #3232.
Chipeta Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
950 Chipeta Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6825
Grades: PK-5
| 430 students
Rank: #3333.
Orchard Mesa Middle School
Math: 15% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2736 C Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(970) 254-6320
Grades: 6-8
| 494 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Grand Mesa Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
585 31-1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 254-6270
Grades: 6-8
| 608 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Rocky Mountain Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3260 D1/2 Road
Clifton, CO 81520
(970) 254-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • 2115 GRAND AVENUE, GRAND JUNCTION, CO, 81501-8063
  • (970) 254-5100
  • d51schools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 22,084 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45

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