Avg. test scores 37%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 2%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Grand Junction, CO School Districts

      • Mesa County Valley School District 51

      There are a total of 30 public schools, 9 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Grand Junction. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Grand Junction, CO schools is 31%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Grand Junction, CO, an average of 86.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.4% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Redlands, CO9,18741%17%
      Palisade, CO2,63037%24%
      Fruita, CO12,79032%35%
      Orchard Mesa, CO6,49727%45%
      Fruitvale, CO7,85425%50%
      Grand Junction, CO60,63031%37%

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      Grand Junction, CO60,63031%37%
      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.