Wheat Ridge Middle School (Closed 2012)

7101 West 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Wheat Ridge Middle School serves 352 students in grades 7-8. 
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 66% (which was lower than the Colorado state average of 82%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 74% (which was lower than the Colorado state average of 89%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 was lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment was 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
352 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

This School
State Level (CO)
(10-11)
66%
82%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wheat Ridge 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 2010-11 school year data.
(10-11)
74%
89%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wheat Ridge 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 2010-11 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Wheat Ridge Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Wheat Ridge Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Wheat Ridge Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Hispanic
75%
35%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wheat Ridge Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Black
3%
4%
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White
19%
52%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wheat Ridge Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wheat Ridge Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
0.40
This chart display the diversity score of Wheat Ridge Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wheat Ridge Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wheat Ridge Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 82% CO state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 89% CO state average).
How many students attend Wheat Ridge Middle School?
352 students attend Wheat Ridge Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Wheat Ridge Middle School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are White, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wheat Ridge Middle School?
Wheat Ridge Middle School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Wheat Ridge Middle School offer ?
Wheat Ridge Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Wheat Ridge Middle School part of?
Wheat Ridge Middle School is part of Jefferson County School District No. R-1.

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