Merino Junior Senior High School

315 Lee
Merino, CO 80741
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Merino Junior Senior High School serves 146 students in grades 7-12.
Merino Junior Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Merino Junior Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Merino Junior Senior High School's student population of 146 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
146 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Merino Junior Senior High School is ranked within the top 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 Merino Junior Senior High School is 0.33, 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
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#670 out of 1734 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
35%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
81%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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 Merino Junior Senior High School's ranking?
Merino Junior Senior High School is ranked #670 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 40-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Merino Junior Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Merino Junior Senior High School is 80%, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 81%.
How many students attend Merino Junior Senior High School?
146 students attend Merino Junior Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Merino Junior Senior High School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merino Junior Senior High School?
Merino Junior Senior High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Merino Junior Senior High School offer ?
Merino Junior Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Merino Junior Senior High School part of?
Merino Junior Senior High School is part of School District No. Re-4 Buffalo.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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