McAuliffe International School

Summary:

McAuliffe International School is a highly-rated public middle school serving grades 6-8 with an enrollment of 1,487 students in Denver, Colorado, which is part of the School District No. 1.

McAuliffe International School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Colorado, with significantly higher proficiency rates in CMAS tests compared to the district and state averages. In 2022-2023, 75.1% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, 68.7% in Math, and 59.2% in Science, far exceeding the district and state averages. The school also has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that is more balanced compared to nearby schools like DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School, DSST: Cole Middle School, and DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School, all of which have much lower proficiency rates.

Despite its strong academic performance, McAuliffe International School has a relatively low percentage of free and reduced-lunch recipients, at around 25% in the 2022-2023 school year, suggesting that the school is able to achieve high academic outcomes while serving a diverse student population, including those from lower-income backgrounds. The school's consistent high ranking and 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years is a testament to its ability to provide a high-quality education year after year, making it a standout middle school in the Denver area.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2540 Holly St
       Denver, CO  80207-3475


(720) 424-1540

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
17th of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,642 Help


Students who attend McAuliffe International School usually attend:

High:    Northfield High School

Feeder schools for McAuliffe International School:

Elementary:    Inspire Elementary
    Isabella Bird Community School
    Park Hill School
    Smith Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  1,487

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.7%
Hispanic:
18.4%
African American:
14.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.1% Help


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Compare Details McAuliffe International School ranks better than 96.5% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks 2nd among 31 ranked middle schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details McAuliffe International School has the largest middle school student body size in the School District No. 1. Student population at McAuliffe International School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (56.7%), Hispanic (18.4%), African American (14.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McAuliffe International School is 19. 31 middle schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McAuliffe International School is $12,642. 30 middle schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McAuliffe International School:

SchoolDigger ranks McAuliffe International School 17th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See McAuliffe International School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 79th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McAuliffe International School

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Rank History for all students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 95.82 14th 436 96.8%
2016 97.90 8th 400 98.0%
2017 97.20 9th 424 97.9%
2018 98.07 8th 418 98.1%
2019 96.02 13th 458 97.2%
2021 97.73 10th 369 97.3%
2022 94.77 19th 448 95.8%
2023 95.16 17th 480 96.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.53 2nd 31 93.5%
2022 84.91 1st 7 85.7%
2023 91.27 1st 17 94.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.24 6th 14 57.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.02 43rd 222 80.6%
2019 80.66 18th 240 92.5%
2022 79.18 16th 197 91.9%
2023 78.99 21st 241 91.3%
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Rank History for Female students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.91 9th 315 97.1%
2019 93.99 13th 352 96.3%
2021 96.25 7th 254 97.2%
2022 92.00 18th 326 94.5%
2023 93.71 14th 363 96.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.08 2nd 9 77.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.20 4th 121 96.7%
2019 78.87 9th 134 93.3%
2022 81.79 6th 93 93.5%
2023 80.44 6th 125 95.2%
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Rank History for Male students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.99 7th 317 97.8%
2019 95.86 13th 343 96.2%
2021 96.01 8th 249 96.8%
2022 93.34 17th 328 94.8%
2023 92.20 21st 356 94.1%
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Rank History for African American students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.92 5th 22 77.3%
2022 63.62 4th 20 80.0%
2023 61.76 9th 25 64.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.48 4th 165 97.6%
2019 95.21 10th 220 95.5%
2022 90.37 8th 169 95.3%
2023 94.10 11th 198 94.4%
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Rank History for White students at McAuliffe International School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.59 2nd 199 99.0%
2019 96.69 6th 283 97.9%
2021 97.58 3rd 203 98.5%
2022 96.47 7th 265 97.4%
2023 96.64 6th 286 97.9%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a citizen
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Open Quote Principal’s decisions are based on ego and her need for popularity amongst the masses and not the actual needs of the special ed students. TEA needs to be involved as there are so many discrepancies. If you are not white, you do not belong. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Open Quote While the education at McAuliffe is fine, the mental health of the students there is awful. I get that education is important but hear me out. That school made my mental health really bad. Mental health is a really big issue in teenagers these days and McAuliffe makes it really bad. The kids are so mean to each other and the teachers don’t do anything about it. All they say is to get over it because you have to deal with it all year. They don’t even suggest ways to help you. All they say is “just breathe and you’ll get through it.” That doesn’t help anyone feel better. This school drove me absolutely insane. I left before my 3rd year there was over. Close Quote



Enrollment information for McAuliffe International School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 109 20 8 23 0 0 19 0 179
2014 257 46 9 55 0 1 32 0 400
2015 426 98 19 119 2 2 56 0 722
2016 516 94 21 126 4 3 61 0 825
2017 575 101 30 135 4 2 70 0 917
2018 749 123 31 153 7 2 93 0 1158
2019 908 153 30 201 8 1 120 0 1421
2020 1021 184 34 215 7 1 127 0 1589
2021 965 226 42 252 4 2 124 0 1615
2022 911 218 44 265 7 1 112 0 1558
2023 843 209 36 274 6 2 117 0 1487

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 McAuliffe International School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 179 8.6 20.7 21.8
2014 400 23.5 17.0 21.3
2015 722 46.0 15.6 22.2
2016 825 49.0 16.8 19.5
2017 917 55.0 16.6 18
2018 1158 67.0 17.2 17.4
2019 1421 72.6 19.5 17.8
2020 1589 80.8 19.6 18.7
2021 1615 83.4 19.3 23
2022 1558 83.4 18.6 24.2
2023 1487 77.8 19.0 25.1

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 McAuliffe International School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 179 8.6 20.7 21.8
2014 400 23.5 17.0 21.3
2015 722 46.0 15.6 22.2
2016 825 49.0 16.8 19.5
2017 917 55.0 16.6 18
2018 1158 67.0 17.2 17.4
2019 1421 72.6 19.5 17.8
2020 1589 80.8 19.6 18.7
2021 1615 83.4 19.3 23
2022 1558 83.4 18.6 24.2
2023 1487 77.8 19.0 25.1

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 McAuliffe International School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,535
2020 $10,855
2021 $11,441
2022 $12,642

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McAuliffe International School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 13th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 17th of 480 Middle schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (McAuliffe International School)74.274.2
   6th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)4038.8
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (McAuliffe International School)61.766.8
 5.1%
   6th Grade Math (School District No. 1)27.926.9
 1%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McAuliffe International School)83.475.8
 7.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)45.140.3
 4.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (McAuliffe International School)79.365.8
 13.5%
   7th Grade Math (School District No. 1)30.225.1
 5.1%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (McAuliffe International School)56.559.2
 2.7%
   8th Grade Science (School District No. 1)22.726
 3.3%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McAuliffe International School)84.375.3
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)4640.8
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (McAuliffe International School)84.373.5
 10.8%
   8th Grade Math (School District No. 1)34.430.9
 3.5%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (McAuliffe International School)80.275.1
 5.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.840.3
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (McAuliffe International School)74.168.7
 5.4%
   All Grades Math (School District No. 1)32.730.3
 2.4%
   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 Students14211487
 4.6%
African American153209
 36.6%
American Indian86
 25%
Asian3036
 20%
Hispanic201274
 36.3%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White908843
 7.2%
Two or More Races120117
 2.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.8%25.1%
 7.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about McAuliffe International School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,487 students attended McAuliffe International School.

Students who attend McAuliffe International School usually go on to attend Northfield High School

Yes! McAuliffe International School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 17th of 481 Colorado middle schools.

Students at McAuliffe International School are 57% White, 18% Hispanic, 14% African American, 8% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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