Shaw Heights Middle School

8780 Circle Drive
Westminster, CO 80030
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 442 students in grades 6-8, Shaw Heights Middle 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 6% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% 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: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Bottom 50% in CO
  • : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Shaw Heights Middle School's student population of 442 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Shaw Heights Middle 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 Shaw Heights Middle School is 0.39, 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)
#1679 out of 1779 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shaw Heights Middle 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.
19%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shaw Heights Middle 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.
(20-21)
≤5%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
77%
35%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Shaw Heights Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
3%
4%
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White
15%
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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.39
This chart display the diversity score of Shaw Heights Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shaw Heights Middle 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
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shaw Heights Middle 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 Shaw Heights Middle School's ranking?
Shaw Heights Middle School is ranked #1679 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Shaw Heights Middle School often compared to?
Shaw Heights Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Colorado Sports Leadership Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Shaw Heights Middle School?
442 students attend Shaw Heights Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Shaw Heights Middle School students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Shaw Heights Middle School?
Shaw Heights Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Shaw Heights Middle School offer ?
Shaw Heights Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Shaw Heights Middle School part of?
Shaw Heights Middle School is part of Westminster Public Schools School District.
In what neighborhood is Shaw Heights Middle School located?
Shaw Heights Middle School is located in the Shaw Heights neighborhood of Westminster, CO. There are 2 other public schools located in Shaw Heights.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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