Grand Junction school information

IndexGrand JunctionColoradoNational
Average Test Scores31%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:117:116:1
Total public schools301,42679,221
Total private schools938424,874
Total post-secondary schools41387,963
The Grand Junction, CO educational system consists of 30 public schools, 9 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Grand Junction public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 8% lower than than the Colorado average and 37% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Grand Junction public schools is 19:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.4% have completed high school, 30.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Grand Junction are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 30 public schools in Grand Junction.
  • 86.4% of people in Grand Junction have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.4% of people in Grand Junction have completed high school.
  • 30.9% of people in Grand Junction have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Grand Junction

IndexGrand JunctionColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade86.4%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school85.4%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college64.3%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.6%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.9%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Grand Junction (high school & post-secondary)

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Redlands, CO9,18741%17%
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Orchard Mesa, CO6,49727%45%
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Grand Junction, CO60,63031%37%

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Source: The Grand Junction, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.