Florida Mesa Elementary School

216 Highway 172
Durango, CO 81303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 257 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Florida Mesa Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 257 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Top 50% in CO
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Florida Mesa Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Florida Mesa Elementary School's student population of 257 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
257 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Florida Mesa Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Florida Mesa Elementary School is 0.56, 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.
This School
State Level (CO)
#831 out of 1779 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Florida Mesa Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Florida Mesa Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
8%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Florida Mesa Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
White
60%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Florida Mesa Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.56
This chart displays the diversity score of Florida Mesa Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Florida Mesa Elementary School's ranking?
Florida Mesa Elementary School is ranked #831 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Florida Mesa Elementary School often compared to?
Florida Mesa Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Animas Valley Elementary School, Park Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Florida Mesa Elementary School?
257 students attend Florida Mesa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Florida Mesa Elementary School students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are American Indian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Florida Mesa Elementary School?
Florida Mesa Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Florida Mesa Elementary School offer ?
Florida Mesa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Florida Mesa Elementary School part of?
Florida Mesa Elementary School is part of Durango School District No. 9-R.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 257 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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