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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 is a public school district located in Grand Junction, CO. It has 21,904 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
2115 Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Telephone
(970) 254-5100

Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1140
312 responses
Average ACT
25
507 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
21,904
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$177,978,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,608/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 Reviews

36 reviews
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I have loved attending school here for the past 8 years! However I've noticed a recent decline in the leadership positions and the things that they should be addressing. Our biggest concern is that the suicide rate in Mesa County has skyrocketed within this year. One of the suicides even occurred on school grounds. There has been no action taken by the district, this is a plea for help, please provide services to not only restore our community but to prevent this from happening at such a large scale again.
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Spending a whole 13 years in district 51 has been quite the experience, good and bad. I have some amazing teachers, and some not so good teachers. The one major thing I dislike about our schools is the lack in career based classes. We need to have classes that inspire the kids, to get out there and start doing what they love. These boring gen ed classes are not going to inspire kids to go on to college. Yes they are neccessary but we also need better electives that kids can choose from. Team sports I would say is a waste of 40 minutes in a kids day. Where they could be learning about working on their future. Other than that we have fairly good food at our schools and our sports are doing very well
When I went to school there, it was amazing! I graduated in 2017 and loved it there. Although there were some tough teachers to get along with, there were so many more there to help!