Escalante Middle School

  • Escalante Middle School serves 504 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the CO average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 46%.
  • Escalante Middle School operates within the Durango No. 9-r School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 504 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 504 students
Escalante Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Escalante Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Escalante Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Escalante Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
Escalante Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
6%
1%
Escalante Middle School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
3%
Escalante Middle School Asian Students (1989-2015)
Hispanic
22%
33%
Escalante Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
5%
Escalante Middle School Black Students (2002-2014)
White
68%
54%
Escalante Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Escalante Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Escalante Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Escalante Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.49 0.39
Escalante Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
34%
Escalante Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Escalante Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Durango No. 9-r School District's student population of 4,382 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,189 in this district is less than the state average of $14,042. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,565 is less than the state average of $13,805. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Durango No. 9-r School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 4,382 575
Durango No. 9-r School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $8 MM
Durango No. 9-r School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $49 MM $8 MM
Durango No. 9-r School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,189 $14,042
Durango No. 9-r School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,565 $13,805
Durango No. 9-r School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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