123 W Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Middle School serves 385 students in grades 6-8.
West Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

West Middle School's student population of 385 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
385 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

West Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Middle School is 0.43, 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
#1191 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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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
72%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 385 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.43 (Top 50%)

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