Shaw Heights Middle School

  • Shaw Heights Middle School serves 566 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Shaw Heights 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Shaw Heights Middle School's student population of 566 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students566 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shaw Heights Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shaw Heights Middle School is 0.50, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1570 out of 1718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
68%
34%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
20%
53%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shaw Heights Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.500.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestminster School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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