Sierra Middle School

Public 7-8

 6651 Pine Lane Avenue
       Parker, CO  80138-8732


 (303) 387-3800

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
245th of 458 Colorado Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.5
Number of students:  859

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.4%
Hispanic:
15.6%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Sierra Middle School ranked worse than 53.5% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranked 9th among 10 ranked middle schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.38. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.4%), Hispanic (15.6%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 17.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sierra Middle School is 18.5. 7 middle schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Sierra Middle School employs 46.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Sierra Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sierra Middle School 245th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Sierra Middle School in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 15th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sierra Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.86 70th 336 79.2%
2005 71.79 95th 340 72.1%
2006 75.35 81st 346 76.6%
2007 71.46 90th 360 75.0%
2008 69.33 98th 362 72.9%
2009 70.44 103rd 377 72.7%
2010 77.57 77th 409 81.2%
2011 76.55 87th 422 79.4%
2012 74.28 100th 425 76.5%
2013 63.77 163rd 454 64.1%
2014 68.31 137th 461 70.3%
2015 48.21 202nd 436 53.7%
2016 51.67 174th 400 56.5%
2017 44.13 206th 424 51.4%
2018 42.53 228th 418 45.5%
2019 44.38 245th 458 46.5%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Open Quote I am embarrassed my child attends this school. The special education program is not supported by administration. I feel unsafe there as a parent. Administration is condescending and not genuine. Look elsewhere at all costs!!!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 13, 2017

Open Quote The challenge with this school is the disparity and inconsistency among faculty. In 7th grade, our student had primarily fantastic, supportive, engaged teachers and she grew by leaps and bounds. I heard others speak poorly of their own experience on other teams, and didn't understand why. Fast forward to 8th grade, and now I get it. The 8th grade team our student was placed in has very different of teachers. They don't teach as a team, our student is not supported, there is NO sense of community, I feel like my student is not "liked" by the teachers, which is not our experience from last year with more experienced, team-minded teachers. Looking forward to our student moving out of this building. I have attempted to contact the principal and received no response. I cannot recommend this school, as the experience is too inconsistent. Your child could have a great experience, or very poor. Take caution. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Open Quote My daughter went to Sierra and had an IEP. The support staff were great and most of the teachers too! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sierra Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 640 6 17 29 2 n/a n/a 0 694
1999 684 10 13 33 2 n/a n/a 0 742
2000 691 13 11 41 4 n/a n/a 0 760
2001 689 7 12 43 5 n/a n/a 0 756
2002 822 16 19 51 7 n/a n/a 0 915
2003 822 16 19 51 7 n/a n/a 0 915
2004 843 28 22 87 5 n/a n/a 0 985
2005 933 29 24 89 3 n/a n/a 0 1078
2006 990 21 24 94 7 n/a n/a 0 1136
2007 988 25 29 112 11 n/a n/a 0 1165
2008 1041 32 52 107 9 n/a n/a 0 1241
2009 834 21 36 81 4 n/a n/a 0 976
2010 828 24 41 90 4 n/a n/a 0 987
2011 755 16 42 115 8 0 41 0 977
2012 720 13 30 132 8 1 47 0 951
2013 777 21 19 161 7 1 39 0 1025
2014 803 21 27 147 8 1 46 0 1053
2015 737 9 30 133 7 1 51 0 968
2016 755 10 26 123 8 1 49 0 972
2017 724 16 26 135 3 4 43 0 951
2018 639 11 26 134 5 4 40 0 859

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 Sierra Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 694 41.2 16.8 2.9
1999 742 41.1 18.1 1.5
2000 760 48.0 15.8 2.9
2001 756 51.7 14.6 2.4
2002 915 57.4 15.9 2.5
2003 915 57.4 15.9 2.5
2004 985 60.5 16.3 2.7
2005 1078 62.7 17.2 3.7
2006 1136 66.1 17.2 4.3
2007 1165 67.7 17.2 6.1
2008 1241 76.1 16.3 5.8
2009 976 62.4 15.6 6.6
2010 987 56.5 17.4 9.8
2011 977 52.3 18.6 10.3
2012 951 47.4 20.0 14.2
2013 1025 51.2 20.0 15.4
2014 1053 54.0 19.4 17.1
2015 968 54.0 17.9 17.9
2016 972 49.0 19.8 18.4
2017 951 50.5 18.8 16.5
2018 859 46.3 18.5 17.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sierra Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 694 41.2 16.8 2.9
1999 742 41.1 18.1 1.5
2000 760 48.0 15.8 2.9
2001 756 51.7 14.6 2.4
2002 915 57.4 15.9 2.5
2003 915 57.4 15.9 2.5
2004 985 60.5 16.3 2.7
2005 1078 62.7 17.2 3.7
2006 1136 66.1 17.2 4.3
2007 1165 67.7 17.2 6.1
2008 1241 76.1 16.3 5.8
2009 976 62.4 15.6 6.6
2010 987 56.5 17.4 9.8
2011 977 52.3 18.6 10.3
2012 951 47.4 20.0 14.2
2013 1025 51.2 20.0 15.4
2014 1053 54.0 19.4 17.1
2015 968 54.0 17.9 17.9
2016 972 49.0 19.8 18.4
2017 951 50.5 18.8 16.5
2018 859 46.3 18.5 17.5

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.




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