Grand Junction High School

  • Grand Junction High School serves 1,684 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

Grand Junction High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Grand Junction High School's student population of 1,684 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,684 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Grand Junction High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Grand Junction High School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#971 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
24%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
70%
53%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Grand Junction High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.450.39
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Graduation Rate
83%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa County Valley No. 51 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Grand Junction High School is Mesa Valley Community School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Junction Mesa Valley Community School Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 352 students
    0.4 miles
    2387 Patterson Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970)254-7202
    0.4 K-12 352
  • Grand Junction East Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
    0.5 miles
    830 Gunnison Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-5020
    0.5 6-8 477
  • Grand Junction West Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 382 students
    0.5 miles
    123 W Orchard Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970)254-5090
    0.5 6-8 382
  • Grand Junction Tope Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 342 students
    0.6 miles
    2220 N 7th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-7070
    0.6 PK-5 342
  • Grand Junction Chipeta Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 445 students
    0.7 miles
    950 Chipeta Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-6825
    0.7 PK-5 445

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
This school is a way to populate, as well as the crime since 2016 has been extremely scary. Lockdowns are frightening, as well as how disgusting the school generally is. The walls are falling apart; the floor is cracking, and the choir room literally had a mouse inside of the classroom, running across. There was one in the band room as well. I do not recommend this school for people's children, but I do accept the teachers. The teachers are extremely caring and helpful. For the student body, however, things need to be safer for students.
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5  
This school is pretty good, better than my old school. It may not seem very diverse, but it is accepting of different races and sexuality. It also offers a very good variety of electives, and handles extra credit well. Some of the teachers are not so great, but what can you do? This school has a lot of spirit!
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