West Middle School

  • West Middle School serves 382 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

School Overview

  • West Middle School's student population of 382 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students382 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Middle School is 0.45, which is more 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#1112 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
71%
53%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa County Valley No. 51 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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