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70%
  • New Emerson School At Columbus
  • 2660 Unaweep Ave, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 141
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
45%
  • Wingate Elementary School
  • 351 South Camp Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 461
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
42%
  • Independence Academy
  • 600 North 14th Street, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 346
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
40%
  • Orchard Avenue Elementary School
  • 1800 Orchard Ave, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 420
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
40%
  • Scenic Elementary School
  • 451 West Scenic Dr, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 297
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
38%
  • Caprock Academy
  • 640 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
  • State Charter School Institute
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 691
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
36%
  • East Middle School
  • 830 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 474
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
35%
  • Appleton Elementary School
  • 2358 H Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 388
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
33%
  • Grand Junction High School
  • 1400 N 5th St, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,741
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
31%
  • West Middle School
  • 123 W Orchard Ave, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 404
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
30%
  • Mesa Valley Community School
  • 2837 Patterson Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 369
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
28%
  • Bookcliff Middle School
  • 540 29 1/4 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 550
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
27%
  • Pomona Elementary School
  • 588 25-1/2 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 394
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
27%
  • Tope Elementary School
  • 2220 N 7th St, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
25%
  • R-5 High School
  • 310 N 7th St, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 221
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
25%
  • Mesa View Elementary School
  • 2967 B Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 404
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
24%
  • Orchard Mesa Middle School
  • 2736 C Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 515
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
22%
  • Fruitvale Elementary School
  • 585 30 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 482
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
22%
  • Dos Rios Elementary School
  • 265 Linden Ave, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 402
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
22%
  • Pear Park Elementary School
  • 432 30 1/4 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 497
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
20%
  • Dual Immersion Academy School
  • 552 A West Main Street, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 297
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
19%
  • Chipeta Elementary School
  • 950 Chipeta Avenue, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 422
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
16%
  • Nisley Elementary School
  • 543 28-3/4 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 498
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
11%
  • Juniper Ridge Community School
  • Po Box 3294 640 24-1/2 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: KG - 7 · Students: 204
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Grand Mesa Youth Services Center
  • 360 28 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 4
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Lincoln Park Preschool
  • 519 18th Street, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 20
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
n/a
  • Career Center Preschool
  • 2935 North Avenue, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 21
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
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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.

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.

To customize your list of Grand Junction schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Grand Junction, CO schools.

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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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Springfield, OR60,61142%15%
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West Allis, WI60,54342%14%
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Rocklin, CA60,50962%27%
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.