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:
97th of 458 Colorado Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.9
Number of students:  926

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.0%
Hispanic:
15.8%
Two or more races:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.6%

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


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Compare Details In 2019, Bell Middle School ranked better than 78.8% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranked 7th among 19 ranked middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.68. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77%), Hispanic (15.8%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 27.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bell Middle School is 18.9, which is the 10th best among 19 middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
Compare Bell Middle School employs 48.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bell Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bell Middle School 97th of 458 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 36th of 126 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%

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

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

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 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

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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