Drake Junior High School

Public 6-8

 12550 West 52nd Avenue
       Arvada, CO  80002-1804


(303) 982-1510

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
102nd of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,212 Help


Students who attend Drake Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Arvada West High School

Feeder schools for Drake Junior High School:

Elementary:    Fairmount Elementary School
    Vanderhoof Elementary School
    West Woods Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.7 Help
Number of students:  957

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.7%
Hispanic:
13.6%
Two or more races:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.5% Help


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Compare Details Drake Junior High School ranks better than 78.8% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks 6th among 19 ranked middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Drake Junior High School has the largest middle school student body size in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. Racial makeup is: White (77.7%), Hispanic (13.6%), two or more races (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Drake Junior High School is 20.7, which is the highest among 20 middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Drake Junior High School is $12,212. 17 middle schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Drake Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Drake Junior High School 102nd of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Drake Junior High School in the ranking list.)

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Hispanic students:
White students:


Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 35th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Drake Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.44 65th 336 80.7%
2005 79.38 62nd 340 81.8%
2006 77.99 69th 346 80.1%
2007 79.49 66th 360 81.7%
2008 68.40 100th 362 72.4%
2009 69.19 106th 377 71.9%
2010 68.12 126th 409 69.2%
2011 75.33 91st 422 78.4%
2012 79.17 74th 425 82.6%
2013 79.96 70th 454 84.6%
2014 81.34 70th 461 84.8%
2015 82.32 51st 436 88.3%
2016 84.99 37th 400 90.8%
2017 83.26 50th 424 88.2%
2018 81.19 57th 418 86.4%
2019 80.93 63rd 458 86.2%
2021 73.17 80th 369 78.3%
2022 69.29 111th 448 75.2%
2023 74.38 102nd 480 78.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.56 60th 222 73.0%
2019 60.28 74th 240 69.2%
2021 54.02 39th 114 65.8%
2022 53.09 69th 197 65.0%
2023 43.48 118th 241 51.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.90 68th 315 78.4%
2019 76.71 68th 352 80.7%
2021 64.02 73rd 254 71.3%
2022 61.08 110th 326 66.3%
2023 65.50 111th 363 69.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.02 64th 121 47.1%
2019 43.37 92nd 134 31.3%
2022 40.63 69th 93 25.8%
2023 52.20 76th 125 39.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.44 35th 317 89.0%
2019 79.13 56th 343 83.7%
2021 68.90 62nd 249 75.1%
2022 65.35 93rd 328 71.6%
2023 71.96 78th 356 78.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.36 66th 165 60.0%
2019 59.11 75th 220 65.9%
2021 60.36 27th 83 67.5%
2022 64.03 42nd 169 75.1%
2023 62.57 63rd 198 68.2%
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Rank History for White students at Drake Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.50 40th 199 79.9%
2019 67.71 71st 283 74.9%
2021 59.06 73rd 203 64.0%
2022 53.60 114th 265 57.0%
2023 58.31 106th 286 62.9%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Drake Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 820 7 19 48 2 n/a n/a 0 896
1989 800 10 18 47 5 n/a n/a 0 880
1990 765 7 14 49 4 n/a n/a 0 839
1991 776 3 11 49 4 n/a n/a 0 843
1992 766 2 17 57 3 n/a n/a 0 845
1993 795 6 17 46 4 n/a n/a 0 868
1994 797 9 16 40 3 n/a n/a 0 865
1995 750 9 16 40 4 n/a n/a 0 819
1996 750 9 16 40 4 n/a n/a 0 819
1997 501 6 15 32 2 n/a n/a 0 556
1998 496 8 13 29 2 n/a n/a 0 548
1999 533 6 15 34 3 n/a n/a 0 591
2000 508 6 13 30 4 n/a n/a 0 561
2001 540 2 16 45 0 n/a n/a 0 603
2002 601 7 8 64 4 n/a n/a 0 684
2003 601 7 8 64 4 n/a n/a 0 684
2004 578 8 8 43 1 n/a n/a 0 638
2005 543 3 11 58 3 n/a n/a 0 618
2006 559 7 12 57 5 n/a n/a 0 640
2007 574 10 11 53 5 n/a n/a 0 653
2008 569 5 17 59 5 n/a n/a 0 655
2009 556 5 17 64 2 n/a n/a 0 644
2010 561 9 14 87 2 n/a n/a 0 673
2011 556 8 13 116 5 0 14 0 712
2012 548 2 13 119 3 0 19 0 704
2013 542 2 20 112 4 0 21 0 701
2014 519 4 21 102 5 0 18 0 669
2015 523 2 19 92 3 1 16 0 656
2016 542 0 16 107 2 1 17 0 685
2017 512 4 22 119 3 0 16 0 676
2018 509 4 22 111 1 0 26 0 673
2019 721 10 23 125 4 0 40 0 923
2020 732 11 18 126 4 0 29 0 920
2021 712 7 22 149 2 0 35 0 927
2022 725 8 24 139 7 0 32 0 935
2023 744 12 26 130 4 0 41 0 957

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 Drake Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 896 40.7 22.0 n/a
1989 880 38.7 22.7 4.1
1990 839 37.2 22.5 4.6
1991 843 36.7 22.9 4.7
1992 845 37.0 22.8 3.6
1993 868 39.5 22.0 3.8
1994 865 38.1 22.7 6
1995 819 37.7 21.7 7.1
1996 819 37.7 21.7 7.1
1997 556 23.1 24.1 10.3
1998 548 25.5 21.5 9.5
1999 591 27.2 21.7 5.8
2000 561 27.0 20.8 11.1
2001 603 29.1 20.7 10
2002 684 35.0 19.5 10.8
2003 684 35.0 19.5 10.8
2004 638 36.4 17.5 10.8
2005 618 32.2 19.2 12.1
2006 640 32.9 19.5 14.5
2007 653 33.2 19.7 16.5
2008 655 34.2 19.2 19.7
2009 644 34.4 18.7 16
2010 673 34.4 19.5 20.4
2011 712 34.0 20.9 19.1
2012 704 33.0 21.3 19.9
2013 701 35.5 19.6 24
2014 669 35.4 18.8 26.3
2015 656 33.0 19.8 22.7
2016 685 33.0 20.7 17.7
2017 676 33.1 20.4 18.6
2018 673 34.0 19.7 20.5
2019 923 47.3 19.4 21.9
2020 920 45.3 20.3 22.4
2021 927 45.7 20.2 22.8
2022 935 46.8 19.9 19.8
2023 957 46.1 20.7 25.5

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 Drake Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 896 40.7 22.0 n/a
1989 880 38.7 22.7 4.1
1990 839 37.2 22.5 4.6
1991 843 36.7 22.9 4.7
1992 845 37.0 22.8 3.6
1993 868 39.5 22.0 3.8
1994 865 38.1 22.7 6
1995 819 37.7 21.7 7.1
1996 819 37.7 21.7 7.1
1997 556 23.1 24.1 10.3
1998 548 25.5 21.5 9.5
1999 591 27.2 21.7 5.8
2000 561 27.0 20.8 11.1
2001 603 29.1 20.7 10
2002 684 35.0 19.5 10.8
2003 684 35.0 19.5 10.8
2004 638 36.4 17.5 10.8
2005 618 32.2 19.2 12.1
2006 640 32.9 19.5 14.5
2007 653 33.2 19.7 16.5
2008 655 34.2 19.2 19.7
2009 644 34.4 18.7 16
2010 673 34.4 19.5 20.4
2011 712 34.0 20.9 19.1
2012 704 33.0 21.3 19.9
2013 701 35.5 19.6 24
2014 669 35.4 18.8 26.3
2015 656 33.0 19.8 22.7
2016 685 33.0 20.7 17.7
2017 676 33.1 20.4 18.6
2018 673 34.0 19.7 20.5
2019 923 47.3 19.4 21.9
2020 920 45.3 20.3 22.4
2021 927 45.7 20.2 22.8
2022 935 46.8 19.9 19.8
2023 957 46.1 20.7 25.5

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Drake Junior High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,482
2020 $10,478
2021 $10,659
2022 $12,212

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Drake Junior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 63rd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 102nd of 480 Middle schools
 7.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Drake Junior High School)6157.9
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.549.3
 2.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Drake Junior High School)50.638.1
 12.5%
   6th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)3532.2
 2.8%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Drake Junior High School)6259.1
 2.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.949.6
 2.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Drake Junior High School)48.943.9
 5%
   7th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.630.9
 7.7%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Drake Junior High School)43.542.4
 1.1%
   8th Grade Science (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.137.1
 1%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Drake Junior High School)66.855.3
 11.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)50.748.5
 2.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Drake Junior High School)55.352.4
 2.9%
   8th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)42.139
 3.1%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Drake Junior High School)63.157.5
 5.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.750.8
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Drake Junior High School)51.444.1
 7.3%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.838.7
 1.1%
   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 Students923957
 3.7%
African American1012
 20%
American Indian44
Asian2326
 13%
Hispanic125130
 4%
Pacific Islander00
White721744
 3.2%
Two or More Races4041
 2.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.9%25.5%
 3.6%


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Drake Junior High School ranks 102nd of 481 Colorado middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Drake Junior High School are 78% White, 14% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 957 students attended Drake Junior High School.

Students who attend Drake Junior High School usually go on to attend Arvada West High School


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