Coal Ridge Middle School

Summary:

Coal Ridge Middle School is a public middle school located in Firestone, Colorado, serving 800 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the St. Vrain Valley School District, which is ranked 30th out of 115 school districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Coal Ridge Middle School has a diverse student population, with 61.12% White, 31% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of other racial groups. The school's performance has been mixed, ranking between 186th and 273rd out of Colorado's middle schools in recent years and consistently receiving a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. While the school performs better for male students and Hispanic students compared to female students and White students, its academic achievement, as measured by CMAS test scores, is generally below the state and district averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.

When compared to nearby schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District, Coal Ridge Middle School generally performs below the top-performing schools, such as Altona Middle School and Westview Middle School. However, it outperforms some lower-performing schools in the district, such as Sunset Middle School and Longs Peak Middle School. Coal Ridge Middle School also has a relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, which may contribute to its overall performance challenges.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 6201 Booth Drive
       Firestone, CO  80504-5691


(303) 833-4176

District: St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J

SchoolDigger Rank:
192nd of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,637 Help


Feeder schools for Coal Ridge Middle School:

Elementary:    Centennial Elementary
    Grand View Elementary
    Legacy Elementary School
    Prairie Ridge Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  800

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.1%
Hispanic:
31.0%
Two or more races:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Coal Ridge Middle School ranks better than 60.1% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked middle schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Coal Ridge Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J. Racial makeup is: White (61.1%), Hispanic (31%), two or more races (4.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Coal Ridge Middle School is 20.5, which is the highest among 8 middle schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Coal Ridge Middle School is $13,637, which is the lowest among 8 middle schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Coal Ridge Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Coal Ridge Middle School 192nd of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Coal Ridge Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J 30th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Coal Ridge Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Coal Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 20.79 276th 336 17.9%
2005 23.31 272nd 340 20.0%
2006 33.63 251st 346 27.5%
2007 39.70 243rd 360 32.5%
2008 37.70 246th 362 32.0%
2009 34.94 265th 377 29.7%
2010 35.95 287th 409 29.8%
2011 39.03 277th 422 34.4%
2012 34.51 295th 425 30.6%
2013 40.29 286th 454 37.0%
2014 48.67 236th 461 48.8%
2015 43.30 224th 436 48.6%
2016 36.76 240th 400 40.0%
2017 43.58 211th 424 50.2%
2018 44.37 217th 418 48.1%
2019 37.84 273rd 458 40.4%
2021 44.26 186th 369 49.6%
2022 40.02 249th 448 44.4%
2023 53.11 192nd 480 60.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Coal Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.05 151st 222 32.0%
2019 28.22 183rd 240 23.8%
2022 42.31 101st 197 48.7%
2023 49.33 94th 241 61.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Coal Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.90 171st 315 45.7%
2019 39.00 208th 352 40.9%
2021 39.84 142nd 254 44.1%
2022 35.16 196th 326 39.9%
2023 45.27 183rd 363 49.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Coal Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.86 180th 317 43.2%
2019 32.49 217th 343 36.7%
2021 37.07 150th 249 39.8%
2022 35.11 199th 328 39.3%
2023 50.01 154th 356 56.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Coal Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.25 148th 220 32.7%
2021 42.79 46th 83 44.6%
2022 36.96 100th 169 40.8%
2023 43.50 102nd 198 48.5%
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Rank History for White students at Coal Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.81 129th 199 35.2%
2019 20.99 230th 283 18.7%
2021 30.38 143rd 203 29.6%
2022 28.06 195th 265 26.4%
2023 39.92 168th 286 41.3%
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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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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Coal Ridge Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 187 1 4 110 1 n/a n/a 0 303
2002 223 1 10 135 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2003 223 1 10 135 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2004 234 3 12 152 2 n/a n/a 0 403
2005 299 4 17 163 5 n/a n/a 0 488
2006 508 6 26 237 8 n/a n/a 0 785
2007 499 7 28 227 7 n/a n/a 0 768
2008 526 8 22 209 4 n/a n/a 0 769
2009 500 9 21 221 3 n/a n/a 0 754
2010 529 6 22 235 5 n/a n/a 0 797
2011 532 5 16 259 9 1 1 0 823
2012 543 8 12 278 7 1 3 0 852
2013 605 10 12 263 10 0 4 0 904
2014 570 7 10 173 4 1 6 0 771
2015 518 5 6 154 4 0 7 0 694
2016 559 6 10 173 5 0 8 0 761
2017 535 6 10 200 4 1 17 0 773
2018 547 3 10 201 2 2 16 0 781
2019 545 5 10 225 4 2 16 0 807
2020 580 4 10 201 3 1 24 0 823
2021 542 7 14 224 4 0 25 0 816
2022 534 8 14 233 3 0 27 0 819
2023 489 9 14 248 4 3 33 0 800

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 Coal Ridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 303 15.6 19.4 24.1
2002 370 24.3 15.2 25.4
2003 370 24.3 15.2 25.4
2004 403 24.0 16.8 24.1
2005 488 26.4 18.5 30.5
2006 785 37.3 21.0 30.6
2007 768 36.3 21.2 31.5
2008 769 38.1 20.2 33.3
2009 754 38.7 19.5 31.2
2010 797 41.6 19.1 37.8
2011 823 43.0 19.1 38.2
2012 852 43.9 19.4 40.8
2013 904 46.1 19.5 40.3
2014 771 41.7 18.4 33.7
2015 694 38.0 18.2 24.5
2016 761 38.0 20.0 24
2017 773 37.7 20.4 27.2
2018 781 40.1 19.4 25.5
2019 807 40.3 20.0 25.8
2020 823 41.5 19.8 27.1
2021 816 39.9 20.4 31.3
2022 819 40.7 20.0 22.3
2023 800 38.8 20.5 31.9

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 Coal Ridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 303 15.6 19.4 24.1
2002 370 24.3 15.2 25.4
2003 370 24.3 15.2 25.4
2004 403 24.0 16.8 24.1
2005 488 26.4 18.5 30.5
2006 785 37.3 21.0 30.6
2007 768 36.3 21.2 31.5
2008 769 38.1 20.2 33.3
2009 754 38.7 19.5 31.2
2010 797 41.6 19.1 37.8
2011 823 43.0 19.1 38.2
2012 852 43.9 19.4 40.8
2013 904 46.1 19.5 40.3
2014 771 41.7 18.4 33.7
2015 694 38.0 18.2 24.5
2016 761 38.0 20.0 24
2017 773 37.7 20.4 27.2
2018 781 40.1 19.4 25.5
2019 807 40.3 20.0 25.8
2020 823 41.5 19.8 27.1
2021 816 39.9 20.4 31.3
2022 819 40.7 20.0 22.3
2023 800 38.8 20.5 31.9

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 Coal Ridge Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,776
2020 $11,436
2021 $11,347
2022 $12,258
2023 $13,637

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Coal Ridge Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 273rd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 192nd of 480 Middle schools
 19.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Coal Ridge Middle School)35.148.5
 13.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)45.848.4
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Coal Ridge Middle School)2938.2
 9.2%
   6th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)33.335.3
 2%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Coal Ridge Middle School)30.448.1
 17.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)50.852.1
 1.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Coal Ridge Middle School)28.120
 8.1%
   7th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)36.631.1
 5.5%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Coal Ridge Middle School)28.432.1
 3.7%
   8th Grade Science (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)39.137.3
 1.8%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Coal Ridge Middle School)40.443.7
 3.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)54.146
 8.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Coal Ridge Middle School)3837.9
 0.1%
   8th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)44.940.9
 4%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Coal Ridge Middle School)35.346.9
 11.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)49.449.2
 0.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Coal Ridge Middle School)31.632
 0.4%
   All Grades Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)39.940.4
 0.5%
   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 Students807800
 0.9%
African American59
 80%
American Indian44
Asian1014
 40%
Hispanic225248
 10.2%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White545489
 10.3%
Two or More Races1633
 106.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25.8%31.9%
 6.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 800 students attended Coal Ridge Middle School.

Coal Ridge Middle School ranks 192nd of 481 Colorado middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Coal Ridge Middle School are 61% White, 31% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% African American.


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