Sunset Middle School

1300 S. Sunset
Longmont, CO 80501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 395 students in grades 6-8, Sunset 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 18% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% 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: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Bottom 50% in CO
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sunset Middle School's student population of 395 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
395 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Sunset 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 Sunset Middle School is 0.56, 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)
#1207 out of 1779 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Sunset Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
18%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sunset 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.
32%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sunset 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)
20-24%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Sunset Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Sunset Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
2%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Sunset Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
53%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Sunset Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Sunset Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
40%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Sunset Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Sunset Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sunset Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.56
This chart displays the diversity score of Sunset 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
44%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sunset 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
10%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sunset 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 Sunset Middle School's ranking?
Sunset Middle School is ranked #1207 out of 1,779 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?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Sunset Middle School?
395 students attend Sunset Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Sunset Middle School students are Hispanic, 40% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sunset Middle School?
Sunset Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Sunset Middle School offer ?
Sunset Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Sunset Middle School part of?
Sunset Middle School is part of St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j.

School Reviews

4   5/23/2022
The teachers are great but the students less so as they are pretty mean, but if you look past that it''s a pretty nice school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Stack
2   10/17/2011
Horrible you can barley learn in classes the kids are noisy and the teachers go to fast!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - fenzo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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