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Grand Mesa Middle School

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Posted May 18, 2013

I feel that the bulling is still a real problem.Also the teachers seem to get worse as the kids go up.I have not seen any real growth in any of my children.I think the school needs to look into getting new teachers that really care about the students.I hope next year is a better year but I have my doubts.Over all this is not the school I would choose for my kids if I had a choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2012

I'm a student at this school and I was quite disappointed. I barely had any time or attention from the teachers and the student behaviors were horrible. My best year at the school was 6th grade.


Posted May 22, 2009

I have never seem so much wonderful things happen at a school before this one GMMS has outstanding Staff people in general and i love it i graduated with flying colors because of the teachers there who care about you and that you suceed in life and some have such a positive influence on you that they are like a second family member which make wanting to learn at GMMS even better because you can talk to a teacher if you have a problem and they can give you advise on how to handle it or get through it if it is something that really is getting you down. i will always love Grand Mesa Middle School it is Amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

that is such an awesome school they are the best with the best teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2008

GMMS is a great school. I am an ex-student and I am happy with the way the teachers prepared me for high school. Teachers set their standards high and helped me to focus on the things I needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

I am a student at GMMS. The teachers at the school ar willing, the after school programs are going on almost everyday I absolutly love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

I am a 7th grade student at GMMS. At this school the extracurricular activities are amazing. Teacher quality ranges. The principal and the dean are very real and teach kids how to act in the real world. Some teachers do nothing but blame students and never take it upon their selves that they didn't teach some thing well enough just blame the students. This school overall is ok but not close to perfect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

GMMS in all rights offers a lot of different programs. The staff and teachers all seem friendly and willing to help. They even offer parent bridge to keep in touch with teachers and so you can see how your child is doing so you can stay involved. But, I have found that the more the parent is envolved the more the teachers do not answer your questions and offer advice or help in keeping them on track. My child was doing very well at the beginning of the year and has now slipped in grades I have gone to teachers via parent bridge and asked for help only to get it is there my sons problem. I have even gone to the couselor and asked for help only to receive a pat on the back for caring and no help. I would like to find out how they say they care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

This school is great. Our CSAP may not be as high as Redlands Middle, but they give all students alot of variety in how they teach. The teachers arnt all about the paperwork, they are more interested in teaching the students with hands on and visual aid, instead of the other stuff. I would say it is the best school in the District. Their band is one of the top in the state and most of the teachers are also the top. Be a Timberwolf.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female59%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students77%
Female87%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students52%
Female64%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students50%
Female62%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Reading

All Students53%
Female66%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Science

All Students37%
Female45%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Writing

All Students35%
Female45%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 56%
Hispanic 23% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Gym
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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585 311/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Phone: (970) 254-6270

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