753 Railroad
Rifle, CO 81650
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Rifle Middle School serves 602 students in grades 6-8.
Rifle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 602 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Rifle Middle School's student population of 602 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
602 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Rifle Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Rifle Middle School is 0.51, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1643 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
13%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
20-24%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
57%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
41%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Rifle Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).

How many students attend Rifle Middle School?

602 students attend Rifle Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

57% of Rifle Middle School students are Hispanic, 41% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Rifle Middle School?

Rifle Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to the Colorado state average of 15:1.

What grades does Rifle Middle School offer ?

Rifle Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Rifle Middle School part of?

Rifle Middle School is part of Garfield School District No. Re-2.

School Reviews

3   12/8/2021
Overall good school. just the kid's aren't very nice and the teachers aren't that great either.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Gin
3   9/9/2017
Can you ride bikes to middle school?
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Alana Hochstatter
2   6/6/2011
If your not white you'll be treated great!
- Posted by Parent - turne
5   7/1/2007
This school is ok at times. But when I need some one to talk to the principal is always there like they say the principal always has a pal. And that is not it the counclers are great also. I am in the 8th grade and I have gone to this school since the 5th grade and the only major problems that I have really noticed is that the teachers dont keep up on their grades or the excuse is alawys my computer crashed so either they have a bad computer system or they really dont keep up on their grades at ALL.The most funnest part of this school is the sports i love volley ball I didnt really like my 8th grade coach but I relazied that if I really love the sport that bad then i will contuine the sport so now I am in spring training for the sport.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - angle

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 602 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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