Lake Middle School

1820 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Lake Middle School serves 547 students in grades 6-8.
Lake 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (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 <50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lake Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Lake Middle School's student population of 547 students has grown by 59% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
547 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Lake 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 Lake Middle School is 0.44, 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
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#882 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
74%
35%
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Black
10%
4%
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White
9%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 Lake Middle School's ranking?
Lake Middle School is ranked #882 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Lake Middle School often compared to?
Lake Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Strive Prep - Lake, Rocky Top Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Lake Middle School?
547 students attend Lake Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Lake Middle School students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 9% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lake Middle School?
Lake Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Lake Middle School offer ?
Lake Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Lake Middle School part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 547 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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