West Jefferson Middle School

  • West Jefferson Middle School serves 550 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 46% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

School Overview

  • West Jefferson Middle School's student population of 550 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students550 students
This chart display total students of West Jefferson Middle School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of West Jefferson Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West Jefferson Middle School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of West Jefferson Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • West Jefferson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Jefferson Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#440 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Jefferson 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Jefferson 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Jefferson Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in West Jefferson Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
88%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Jefferson Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.220.40
This chart display the diversity score of West Jefferson Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County No. R-1 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

2  
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.
- Posted by

Review West Jefferson Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Your child’s education is not just his teacher’s responsibility. As a parent, you have the ability to supplement your child’s education at home and to help him succeed in school. Read on to learn some tips to help your child make the most of his education in 2020.
Childhood experiences shape who we become as adults, for good and bad. The new Surgeon General of California is pushing for childhood trauma screening in students in the hopes of resolving some of the issues that might later lead to the development of physical and mental health problems.
Millions of people struggle with mental health issues on a daily basis, but no one wants to think that these issues might affect children. As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what your child needs and to provide it. This includes identifying problem behaviors and seeking treatment when your child needs help.