South Mesa Elementary School serves 344 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Mesa Elementary 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 20-29% (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 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 344 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 66%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in CO
- Math Proficiency: 20-29% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education
South Mesa Elementary School's student population of 344 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South Mesa Elementary 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 South Mesa Elementary School is 0.53, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1043 out of 1734 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is South Mesa Elementary School's ranking?
South Mesa Elementary School is ranked #1043 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% 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 South Mesa Elementary School?
344 students attend South Mesa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of South Mesa Elementary School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Mesa Elementary School?
South Mesa Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does South Mesa Elementary School offer ?
South Mesa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is South Mesa Elementary School part of?
South Mesa Elementary School is part of Pueblo County School District 70.
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