School District No. Re-4 Buffalo

315 Lee Street
Merino, CO 80741-0198
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

School District No. Re-4 Buffalo ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 305 students in School District No. Re-4 Buffalo. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Colorado.
Public Schools in School District No. Re-4 Buffalo have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CO)
# Schools
2 Schools
1,939 Schools
# Students
305 Students
880,585 Students
# Teachers
23 Teachers
53,204 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

School District No. Re-4 Buffalo, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 178 school districts in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CO)
#35 out of 180 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
30-39%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
50-59%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo 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 2020-21 school year data.
≥80%
81%
This chart display public school graduation rate of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo and public school graduation rate of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.25
0.61
# American Indian Students
2 Students
5,720 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
1 Student
28,116 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
34 Students
305,656 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
35%
# Black Students
1 Student
40,168 Students
% Black Students
n/a
4%
# White Students
262 Students
455,319 Students
% White Students
86%
52%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
2,567 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
5 Students
43,153 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
30,884
# Students in K Grade:
21
61,531
# Students in 1st Grade:
22
59,964
# Students in 2nd Grade:
23
61,530
# Students in 3rd Grade:
25
61,294
# Students in 4th Grade:
23
62,059
# Students in 5th Grade:
22
63,301
# Students in 6th Grade:
23
64,472
# Students in 7th Grade:
26
66,826
# Students in 8th Grade:
26
68,888
# Students in 9th Grade:
28
71,759
# Students in 10th Grade:
25
69,031
# Students in 11th Grade:
25
67,423
# Students in 12th Grade:
16
71,623
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,790 is higher than the state median of $15,247. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,511 is higher than the state median of $15,560. The school district spending/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CO)
Total Revenue
$5 MM
$13,426 MM
This chart display total revenue of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$5 MM
$13,702 MM
This chart display total spending of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,790
$15,247
This chart display average revenue per public school student in School District No. Re-4 Buffalo and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,511
$15,560
This chart display average spending per public school student in School District No. Re-4 Buffalo and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best School District No. Re-4 Buffalo Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Merino Junior Senior High School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
315 Lee
Merino, CO 80741
(970) 522-7424
Grades: 7-12
| 146 students
Rank: #22.
Merino Elementary School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
315 Lee
Merino, CO 80741
(970) 522-7229
Grades: K-6
| 159 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to School District No. Re-4 Buffalo?
School District No. Re-4 Buffalo manages 2 public schools serving 305 students.
What is the rank of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo?
School District No. Re-4 Buffalo is ranked #54 out of 178 school districts in Colorado (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Colorado school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
What is the racial composition of students in School District No. Re-4 Buffalo?
86% of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo?
School District No. Re-4 Buffalo has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 17:1.
What is School District No. Re-4 Buffalo's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,511 is higher than the state median of $15,560. The school district spending/student has grown by 19% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : ≥80% (Top 50% in CO)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 30-39% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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