Mount Garfield Middle School

3475 Front Street
Clifton, CO 81520
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Mount Garfield Middle School serves 657 students in grades 6-8.
Mount Garfield 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (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 18% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Mount Garfield Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Mount Garfield Middle School's student population of 657 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students657 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Mount Garfield Middle 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 Mount Garfield Middle School is 0.53, 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
#1608 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
36%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
59%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.530.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 to Mount Garfield Middle School is Palisade High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Grand Mesa Middle School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clifton Elementary School (2.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Clifton Clifton Elementary School Math: 9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 456 students
    2.0 miles
    3276 F Road
    Clifton, CO 81520
    (970) 254-4760
    2 PK-5 456
  • Palisade Palisade High School Math: 32% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,053 student
    2.2 miles
    3679 G Road
    Palisade, CO 81526
    (970) 254-4800
    2.2 9-12 1,053
  • Clifton Rocky Mountain Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 470 students
    2.8 miles
    3260 D1/2 Road
    Clifton, CO 81520
    (970) 254-4900
    2.8 PK-5 470
  • Palisade Taylor Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 422 students
    3.1 miles
    689 Brentwood Dr
    Palisade, CO 81526
    (970) 254-4870
    3.1 PK-5 422
  • Grand Junction Grand Mesa Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 608 students
    3.3 miles
    585 31-1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    (970) 254-6270
    3.3 6-8 608

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