Nisley Elementary School

543 28-3/4 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 345 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Nisley Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • : Bottom 50% in CO
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Nisley Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Nisley Elementary School's student population of 345 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
345 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Nisley Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Nisley Elementary School is 0.57, 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.
This School
State Level (CO)
#1360 out of 1779 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Nisley Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Nisley Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Nisley Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hispanic
40%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
52%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nisley Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.57
This chart displays the diversity score of Nisley Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nisley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nisley Elementary School's ranking?
Nisley Elementary School is ranked #1360 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Nisley Elementary School often compared to?
Nisley Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Orchard Avenue Elementary School, Caprock Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Nisley Elementary School?
345 students attend Nisley Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Nisley Elementary School students are White, 40% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Nisley Elementary School?
Nisley Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Nisley Elementary School offer ?
Nisley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Nisley Elementary School part of?
Nisley Elementary School is part of Mesa County Valley School District No. 51.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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