Grand Junction High School

3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
1400 N 5th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Grand Junction High School serves 1,573 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Grand Junction High 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to 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% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grand Junction High School's student population of 1,573 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,573 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

Grand Junction High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Grand Junction High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1063 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
70%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.460.60
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Graduation Rate
86%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa County Valley School District No. 51 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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 | 373 students
    0.4 miles
    2387 Patterson Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 254-7202
    0.4 K-12 373
  • Grand Junction East Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 441 students
    0.5 miles
    830 Gunnison Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-5020
    0.5 6-8 441
  • Grand Junction West Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 385 students
    0.5 miles
    123 W Orchard Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    (970) 254-5090
    0.5 6-8 385
  • Grand Junction Tope Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 348 students
    0.6 miles
    2220 N 7th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-7070
    0.6 PK-5 348
  • Grand Junction Chipeta Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
    0.7 miles
    950 Chipeta Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-6825
    0.7 PK-5 430

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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