Orchard Mesa Middle School

2736 C Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Orchard Mesa Middle School serves 494 students in grades 6-8.
Orchard Mesa 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 19% (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 27% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Orchard Mesa Middle School's student population of 494 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students494 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Orchard Mesa 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 Orchard Mesa Middle School is 0.46, 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
#1342 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
26%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
69%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.460.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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 and middle school to Orchard Mesa Middle School is Grand Mesa Youth Services Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Emerson School At Columbus (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Junction New Emerson School At Columbus Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 140 students
    0.5 miles
    2660 Unaweep Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    (970) 254-6500
    0.5 K-5 140
  • Grand Junction Dos Rios Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 345 students
    0.7 miles
    265 Linden Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    (970) 254-7910
    0.7 PK-5 345
  • Grand Junction Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Alternative School
    Grades: 5-12
    0.9 miles
    360 28 Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (303) 866-6600
    0.9 5-12 n/a
  • Grand Junction Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 353 students
    1.6 miles
    2888 B1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    (970) 254-7940
    1.6 PK-5 353
  • Grand Junction Lincoln Park Preschool
    Grades: PK | 27 students
    1.6 miles
    519 18th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-5682
    1.6 PK 27

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