Escalante Middle School

141 Baker Lane
Durango, CO 81303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Escalante Middle School serves 522 students in grades 6-8.
Escalante Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 522 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Escalante Middle School's student population of 522 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
522 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Escalante Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Escalante Middle School is 0.54, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1057 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
6%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
35%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
63%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Escalante Middle School's ranking?
Escalante Middle School is ranked #1057 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Escalante Middle School often compared to?
Escalante Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Miller Middle School, Mountain Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Escalante Middle School?
522 students attend Escalante Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Escalante Middle School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Escalante Middle School?
Escalante Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Escalante Middle School offer ?
Escalante Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Escalante Middle School part of?
Escalante Middle School is part of Durango School District No. 9-R.

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Fall Break - no school (Events)
October 06, 2023 (Friday)
Fall Break - no school (Events)
October 07, 2023 (Saturday)
Fall Break - no school (Events)
October 08, 2023 (Sunday)
Fall Break - no school (Events)
October 09, 2023 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - no school (Events)
November 20, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 522 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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