Rodger Quist Middle School

Public 6-8

 13451 Yosemite Street
       Thornton, CO  80602-8326


(303) 655-6950

District: School District 27J

SchoolDigger Rank:
311th of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,888 Help


Students who attend Rodger Quist Middle School usually attend:

High:    Riverdale Ridge High School

Feeder schools for Rodger Quist Middle School:

Elementary:    Brantner Elementary School
    West Ridge Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  923

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.9%
Hispanic:
36.4%
Asian:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.2% Help


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Compare Details Rodger Quist Middle School ranks worse than 64.7% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks first among 5 ranked middle schools in the School District 27J! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.05. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Rodger Quist Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the School District 27J. Racial makeup is: White (49.9%), Hispanic (36.4%), Asian (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the School District 27J. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rodger Quist Middle School is 20.3, which is the highest among 5 middle schools in the School District 27J! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rodger Quist Middle School is $9,888, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the School District 27J!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rodger Quist Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rodger Quist Middle School 311th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Rodger Quist Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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School District 27J:

SchoolDigger ranks School District 27J 84th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rodger Quist Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.58 285th 458 37.8%
2021 22.89 302nd 369 18.2%
2022 26.96 305th 448 31.9%
2023 30.05 311th 480 35.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.01 151st 240 37.1%
2021 49.47 46th 114 59.6%
2022 34.13 124th 197 37.1%
2023 33.49 155th 241 35.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.45 243rd 352 31.0%
2021 16.47 234th 254 7.9%
2022 24.19 239th 326 26.7%
2023 23.76 260th 363 28.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.85 77th 93 17.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.22 213th 343 37.9%
2021 21.46 215th 249 13.7%
2022 21.80 244th 328 25.6%
2023 28.77 232nd 356 34.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 7.68 15th 15 0.0%
2023 6.86 18th 18 0.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.35 129th 220 41.4%
2021 25.51 69th 83 16.9%
2022 24.83 130th 169 23.1%
2023 30.48 135th 198 31.8%
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Rank History for White students at Rodger Quist Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.10 240th 283 15.2%
2021 8.97 197th 203 3.0%
2022 11.22 242nd 265 8.7%
2023 13.95 256th 286 10.5%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a citizen
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Open Quote The teachers are excellent and have such dedication to the students. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, August 8, 2020

Open Quote The staff is amazing and the classes and options that they have are incredible. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Open Quote This school is horrible. There is a culture of violence, racism, bullying and homophobia at this school. The principal, assistant principal and dean are all racist. The school is located in a small good ole boy town mentality bubble, that breeds , support , tolerates , minimizes and provokes racism and homophobia. The students are very violent so there is a subculture of jump mentality, fights being posted to social media and snitches get stitches mob mentality. Racial and homophobic slurs and bullying are a norm amongst students. Discipline is not administered fairly or evenly amongst all students. If you are a student of color , your more likely to get harassed, treated unfairly by staff by way of not believing or taking your side, minimizing offenses committed towards you and giving you harsher consequences than students of non- color. In less than a year my oldest son was suspended for 5 day over a petty non violent offense not involving another person, searched multiple times for drugs, so they racial profile in Riverdale High. My younger son was constantly challenged to fight , called racial and homophobic slurs , suspended twice and had his backpack spat all over on by a young inbred racist pig. All of this seemed to be the norm and well tolerated , even minimized and excused by all school staff. Needless to say I removed my kiddos before the school year even ended and ultimately removed them from the district altogether. These public schools are horrible and not good enough for my kids to attend. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Rodger Quist Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 364 7 39 219 4 1 34 0 668
2020 417 10 54 242 4 2 37 0 766
2021 461 9 63 303 3 2 47 0 888
2022 479 13 59 323 1 2 39 0 916
2023 461 13 71 336 2 0 40 0 923

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Rodger Quist Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 668 24.4 27.2 24.9
2020 766 33.6 22.7 28.3
2021 888 41.2 21.5 23.8
2022 916 43.7 20.9 21.4
2023 923 45.4 20.3 23.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Rodger Quist Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 668 24.4 27.2 24.9
2020 766 33.6 22.7 28.3
2021 888 41.2 21.5 23.8
2022 916 43.7 20.9 21.4
2023 923 45.4 20.3 23.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Rodger Quist Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,376
2020 $8,242
2021 $9,463
2022 $9,888

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rodger Quist Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 285th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 311th of 480 Middle schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Rodger Quist Middle School)43.632.6
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (School District 27J)34.528.2
 6.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Rodger Quist Middle School)29.217.2
 12%
   6th Grade Math (School District 27J)22.915.6
 7.3%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Rodger Quist Middle School)34.231.6
 2.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (School District 27J)34.531.7
 2.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Rodger Quist Middle School)15.515.5
   7th Grade Math (School District 27J)19.315.2
 4.1%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Rodger Quist Middle School)26.627
 0.4%
   8th Grade Science (School District 27J)18.916.8
 2.1%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Rodger Quist Middle School)40.242.9
 2.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (School District 27J)33.626.7
 6.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Rodger Quist Middle School)27.519.9
 7.6%
   8th Grade Math (School District 27J)22.416.2
 6.2%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Rodger Quist Middle School)39.635.2
 4.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District 27J)38.232
 6.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Rodger Quist Middle School)24.317.4
 6.9%
   All Grades Math (School District 27J)2822.6
 5.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students668923
 38.2%
African American713
 85.7%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian3971
 82.1%
Hispanic219336
 53.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White364461
 26.6%
Two or More Races3440
 17.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.9%23.2%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rodger Quist Middle School

Rodger Quist Middle School ranks 311th of 481 Colorado middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Rodger Quist Middle School usually go on to attend Riverdale Ridge High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 923 students attended Rodger Quist Middle School.

Students at Rodger Quist Middle School are 50% White, 36% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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