9449 South Barnes Street
Conifer, CO 80433
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
West Jefferson Middle School serves 534 students in grades 6-8.
West Jefferson Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

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West Jefferson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

West Jefferson Middle School's student population of 534 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

West Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Jefferson Middle School is 0.24, 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 Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#389 out of 1783 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
87%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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It may score well on CSAP, thereby creating a good school report card, but overall we were disappointed by the level of apathy of teachers and administration. Our child felt UNSAFE in school. She was bullied. Teachers were unsupportive, quite clearly demonstrating to us during parent/teacher conferences that they're SUBJECT matter was most important--not children. A unfortunate circumstance to be in. Watch out for: 1. BULLYING--seems to be rampant but well-hidden. 2. SRO officers who question your child without another adult in the room...and without talking with you first. Isn't that a violation of Civil Rights? 3. APATHY!!! Even when withdrawing our child from the school, no one figured to ask WHY...beyond, please fill out this here form. If you have a choice, as you do in Colorado, maybe choose another venue--even if it means having to drive your child a little out of the way for another school. At any rate, bus fees per child next year are $150.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

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