12550 West 52nd Avenue
Arvada, CO 80002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Drake Junior High School serves 927 students in grades 6-8.
Drake Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Drake Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Drake Junior High School's student population of 927 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 39% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
927 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of School 6th Graders Only
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
First Day for 7th & 8th Graders, all grades report
August 17, 2022 (Wednesday)
No School - Fall Break
October 21, 2022 (Friday)
No School - Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)
8th Grade Last day of School Dismissal @11:50 Buses do not pick up Early
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Drake Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Drake Junior High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#293 out of 1783 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
77%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38

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