Russell Middle School

3825 East Montebello Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Russell Middle School serves 563 students in grades 6-8.
Russell 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (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 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 563 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Russell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Russell Middle School's student population of 563 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
563 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Russell Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 Russell Middle School is 0.66, which is more 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
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1205 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
35%
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Black
9%
4%
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White
45%
52%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
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 Russell Middle School's ranking?
Russell Middle School is ranked #1205 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Russell Middle School often compared to?
Russell Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sabin Middle School, Jenkins Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Russell Middle School?
563 students attend Russell Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Russell Middle School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Russell Middle School?
Russell Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Russell Middle School offer ?
Russell Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Russell Middle School part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 563 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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