South Mesa Elementary School

  • South Mesa Elementary School serves 436 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 53% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Mesa Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • South Mesa Elementary School's student population of 436 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Mesa Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 South Mesa Elementary School is 0.55, 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#700 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
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1%
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
52%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
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5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
White
43%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Mesa Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.550.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePueblo County School District 70 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to South Mesa Elementary School is 70 Online (3.0 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Pleasant View Middle School (1.5 miles away)
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