Las Animas Junior High School

1021 2nd Street
Las Animas, CO 81054
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Las Animas Junior High School serves 70 students in grades 7-8.
Las Animas Junior High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Las Animas Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Las Animas Junior High School's student population of 70 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students70 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

Las Animas Junior High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Las Animas Junior High School is 0.50, 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
#471 out of 1768 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
42%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
57%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.500.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLas Animas School District No. Re-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Las Animas Junior High School is Las Animas High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cheraw School (15.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Las Animas Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Las Animas Las Animas High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 137 students
    0.2 miles
    300 Grove Avenue
    Las Animas, CO 81054
    (719) 456-0211
    0.2 9-12 137
  • Las Animas Las Animas Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 266 students
    0.3 miles
    530 Poplar Avenue
    Las Animas, CO 81054
    (719) 456-1862
    0.3 K-6 266
  • Las Animas Jump Start Learning Center
    Grades: PK | 32 students
    0.8 miles
    530 Poplar Avenue
    Las Animas, CO 81054
    (719) 456-1990
    0.8 PK 32
  • Cheraw Cheraw School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 207 students
    15.4 miles
    110 Lakeview Avenue
    Cheraw, CO 81030
    (719) 853-6655
    15.4 PK-12 207
  • La Junta La Junta Intermediate School Math: 5% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-6 | 468 students
    18.0 miles
    901 Smithland Ave.
    La Junta, CO 81050
    (719) 384-9151
    18 3-6 468

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