Bell Middle School

Public 6-8

 1001 Ulysses Street
       Golden, CO  80401-2660


(303) 982-4280

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
167th of 448 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,227 Help

Students who attend Bell Middle School usually attend:

High:    Golden High School

Feeder schools for Bell Middle School:

Elementary:    Kyffin Elementary School
    Maple Grove Elementary School
    Mitchell Elementary School
    Ralston Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  778

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.6%
Hispanic:
16.6%
Two or more races:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.3%

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Compare Details Bell Middle School ranks better than 62.7% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks 12th among 19 ranked middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.6%), Hispanic (16.6%), two or more races (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bell Middle School is 17.8. 11 middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bell Middle School is $10,227. 18 middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Bell Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bell Middle School 167th of 448 Colorado public middle schools. (See Bell Middle School in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 28th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bell Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.06 116th 336 65.5%
2005 70.06 99th 340 70.9%
2006 72.74 88th 346 74.6%
2007 73.68 86th 360 76.1%
2008 66.36 107th 362 70.4%
2009 66.77 116th 377 69.2%
2010 62.62 149th 409 63.6%
2011 59.19 180th 422 57.3%
2012 61.84 167th 425 60.7%
2013 57.38 192nd 454 57.7%
2014 68.85 133rd 461 71.1%
2015 72.57 81st 436 81.4%
2016 74.69 67th 400 83.3%
2017 76.94 71st 424 83.3%
2018 75.48 75th 418 82.1%
2019 72.68 97th 458 78.8%
2021 65.44 109th 369 70.5%
2022 56.95 167th 448 62.7%

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

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by a parent on FaceBook
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Open Quote This is a very innovative middle school. If your child is creative, non-traditional, and open minded, this school is a great fit! Unlike private or some academic focused public schools, students at Bell do not need to constantly take quizzes and tests on core subjects to show their understanding of the subjects. They focus more on learning the subjects in depth rather than strictly memorizations. Also, students there are taught to work as a team, so they are often assigned with group projects as their assignments. And one of the best things I like at this school is that the school promotes using technology as part of their learning vehicle. The students can bring their electronic devices to school and use them, and also they regularly use the internet to research and turn in assignments. I feel that the school is doing a good job preparing the students to the real world. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bell Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 715 1 18 30 2 n/a n/a 0 766
1989 584 4 10 28 9 n/a n/a 0 635
1990 558 5 12 27 6 n/a n/a 0 608
1991 597 7 12 29 3 n/a n/a 0 648
1992 674 4 12 27 2 n/a n/a 0 719
1993 698 5 16 23 3 n/a n/a 0 745
1994 733 2 21 27 9 n/a n/a 0 792
1995 703 5 15 42 7 n/a n/a 0 772
1996 703 5 15 42 7 n/a n/a 0 772
1997 680 4 18 45 10 n/a n/a 0 757
1998 690 6 19 43 10 n/a n/a 0 768
1999 723 4 20 45 7 n/a n/a 0 799
2000 720 7 20 54 4 n/a n/a 0 805
2001 680 7 18 66 14 n/a n/a 0 785
2002 580 3 25 71 6 n/a n/a 0 685
2003 580 3 25 71 6 n/a n/a 0 685
2004 592 10 19 76 12 n/a n/a 0 709
2005 523 15 28 69 12 n/a n/a 0 647
2006 561 8 19 64 8 n/a n/a 0 660
2007 583 5 17 55 13 n/a n/a 0 673
2008 491 7 22 48 6 n/a n/a 0 574
2009 448 9 21 51 5 n/a n/a 0 534
2010 427 11 18 74 3 n/a n/a 0 533
2011 374 11 10 81 9 0 20 0 505
2012 389 10 9 69 8 4 10 0 499
2013 391 5 12 86 4 4 10 0 512
2014 485 7 18 91 4 1 15 0 621
2015 494 4 23 78 1 0 22 0 622
2016 591 1 23 98 3 2 26 0 744
2017 617 3 25 111 3 3 23 0 785
2018 589 3 24 110 1 3 18 0 748
2019 713 10 19 146 7 5 26 0 926
2020 694 14 18 158 11 2 30 0 927
2021 634 14 16 154 8 2 30 0 858
2022 588 8 14 129 7 1 31 0 778

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 Bell Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 766 37.2 20.5 n/a
1989 635 32.6 19.4 10.4
1990 608 30.1 20.1 8.7
1991 648 32.1 20.1 7.7
1992 719 34.4 20.9 7.4
1993 745 37.0 20.1 7.5
1994 792 37.1 21.3 10.6
1995 772 38.0 20.3 11.9
1996 772 38.0 20.3 11.9
1997 757 37.6 20.1 12.3
1998 768 37.7 20.4 10.2
1999 799 40.5 19.7 10.5
2000 805 38.0 21.2 14.5
2001 785 42.6 18.4 14
2002 685 38.9 17.6 20.7
2003 685 38.9 17.6 20.7
2004 709 38.8 18.3 22.8
2005 647 35.0 18.5 22.7
2006 660 34.4 19.2 23.6
2007 673 34.2 19.7 22.7
2008 574 31.2 18.4 25.1
2009 534 31.0 17.2 27.5
2010 533 29.6 18.0 32.6
2011 505 29.4 17.1 34.9
2012 499 26.4 18.9 33.3
2013 512 34.4 14.8 35.5
2014 621 38.2 16.2 32.9
2015 622 35.0 17.7 29.4
2016 744 38.0 19.5 26.6
2017 785 39.8 19.7 25
2018 748 38.1 19.6 23.3
2019 926 48.9 18.9 27.6
2020 927 45.2 20.4 30.1
2021 858 45.3 18.9 32.2
2022 778 43.6 17.8 28.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Bell Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 766 37.2 20.5 n/a
1989 635 32.6 19.4 10.4
1990 608 30.1 20.1 8.7
1991 648 32.1 20.1 7.7
1992 719 34.4 20.9 7.4
1993 745 37.0 20.1 7.5
1994 792 37.1 21.3 10.6
1995 772 38.0 20.3 11.9
1996 772 38.0 20.3 11.9
1997 757 37.6 20.1 12.3
1998 768 37.7 20.4 10.2
1999 799 40.5 19.7 10.5
2000 805 38.0 21.2 14.5
2001 785 42.6 18.4 14
2002 685 38.9 17.6 20.7
2003 685 38.9 17.6 20.7
2004 709 38.8 18.3 22.8
2005 647 35.0 18.5 22.7
2006 660 34.4 19.2 23.6
2007 673 34.2 19.7 22.7
2008 574 31.2 18.4 25.1
2009 534 31.0 17.2 27.5
2010 533 29.6 18.0 32.6
2011 505 29.4 17.1 34.9
2012 499 26.4 18.9 33.3
2013 512 34.4 14.8 35.5
2014 621 38.2 16.2 32.9
2015 622 35.0 17.7 29.4
2016 744 38.0 19.5 26.6
2017 785 39.8 19.7 25
2018 748 38.1 19.6 23.3
2019 926 48.9 18.9 27.6
2020 927 45.2 20.4 30.1
2021 858 45.3 18.9 32.2
2022 778 43.6 17.8 28.3

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bell Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $313 (3.1%) $9,913 (96.9%) $10,227

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bell Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 97th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 167th of 448 Middle schools
 16.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bell Middle School)61.360.5
 0.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.550.6
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643
 0.6%
6th Grade Math (Bell Middle School)40.129.7
 10.4%
   6th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)3530.2
 4.8%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.526.3
 3.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bell Middle School)55.752.2
 3.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.947.1
 4.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.541.8
 4.7%
7th Grade Math (Bell Middle School)40.728.8
 11.9%
   7th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.629.4
 9.2%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.625.1
 6.5%
8th Grade Science (Bell Middle School)4638.7
 7.3%
   8th Grade Science (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.133
 5.1%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.526.4
 5.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bell Middle School)60.540.7
 19.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)50.748.9
 1.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.943.9
 3%
8th Grade Math (Bell Middle School)4835.1
 12.9%
   8th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)42.139.6
 2.5%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.4
 4.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bell Middle School)59.150.8
 8.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.750.2
 1.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Bell Middle School)4331.3
 11.7%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.837.4
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students926858
 7.3%
African American1014
 40%
American Indian78
 14.3%
Asian1916
 15.8%
Hispanic146154
 5.5%
Pacific Islander52
 60%
White713634
 11.1%
Two or More Races2630
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.6%32.2%
 4.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about Bell Middle School

Students at Bell Middle School are 76% White, 17% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% African American.

Students who attend Bell Middle School usually go on to attend Golden High School

In the 2021-22 school year, 778 students attended Bell Middle School.

Bell Middle School ranks 167th of 448 Colorado middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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