Severance Middle School

Summary:

Severance Middle School is a public middle school in Windsor, Colorado, serving 725 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4, which is ranked 18 out of 115 school districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Severance Middle School has a higher percentage of White students (68.28%) compared to nearby Windsor Middle School (78%) and the more diverse schools in the Greeley School District (10-22% White). Academically, the school's performance on CMAS tests is generally higher than Greeley schools but lower than the high-performing Windsor Charter Academy Middle School and schools in the Poudre School District. Severance Middle School also has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (25.38%) compared to Greeley (77-88%) and Poudre (7-18%) schools.

Interestingly, Severance Middle School's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 85th out of 436 Colorado middle schools in 2013-2014 to 182nd out of 480 in 2022-2023. The school's performance also varies significantly by student subgroups, with lower proficiency rates for White students compared to low-socioeconomic status students. To improve, Severance Middle School could learn from the higher-performing nearby schools, such as Windsor Charter Academy Middle School, and focus on addressing achievement gaps among different student populations.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1801 Avery Plaza Street
       Windsor, CO  80550-2950


(970) 833-7200

District: Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4

SchoolDigger Rank:
182nd of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,641 Help


Students who attend Severance Middle School usually attend:

High:    Windsor High School

Feeder schools for Severance Middle School:

Elementary:    Range View Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  725

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.3%
Hispanic:
26.3%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Severance Middle School ranks better than 62.2% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.52. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.3%), Hispanic (26.3%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Severance Middle School is 16.8. 1 middle schools in the Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Severance Middle School is $11,641. 1 middle schools in the Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Severance Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Severance Middle School 182nd of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Severance Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4:

SchoolDigger ranks Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4 18th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Severance Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Severance Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 59.53 171st 409 58.2%
2011 68.29 130th 422 69.2%
2012 74.78 97th 425 77.2%
2013 74.67 100th 454 78.0%
2014 75.62 96th 461 79.2%
2015 72.38 85th 436 80.5%
2016 52.13 172nd 400 57.0%
2017 44.42 205th 424 51.7%
2018 58.42 147th 418 64.8%
2019 61.20 153rd 458 66.6%
2021 58.86 128th 369 65.3%
2022 50.01 198th 448 55.8%
2023 54.52 182nd 480 62.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Severance Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 71.18 15th 114 86.8%
2022 47.40 81st 197 58.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Severance Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.88 110th 315 65.1%
2019 57.85 133rd 352 62.2%
2021 46.93 124th 254 51.2%
2022 49.43 149th 326 54.3%
2023 56.62 138th 363 62.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Severance Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.29 133rd 317 58.0%
2019 57.92 117th 343 65.9%
2021 55.76 99th 249 60.2%
2022 40.54 176th 328 46.3%
2023 44.22 174th 356 51.1%
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Rank History for White students at Severance Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.02 157th 283 44.5%
2021 41.45 115th 203 43.3%
2022 32.83 180th 265 32.1%
2023 40.38 164th 286 42.7%
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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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by a parent
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Open Quote Little to no support from administration and staff when you are actively looking for academic and emotional support for your struggling student. Transition from elementary to middle school is not easy to begin with but when the teaching staff is rude and children feel uncomfortable asking for help in class there is a problem. There is no administrative presence at school events and I witnessed on multiple occasions the use of drugs during sporting events as well as theft but there was no one to report it too beyond the coaches who were inaccessible due to them coaching the games. There were over 6 student safety incidents with in the first couple months school. Those ranges from threats of violence from students to other students, weapons located on campus, a child being severely injured with no known witness of the account, a fight in a class room that resulted in school lock down and parents not notified until after school was over. I called the school because my daughter texted to tell me she was safe and ok and I had heard nothing from the school previous to that. I removed my child for all of these reasons. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Severance Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 215 1 5 40 2 n/a n/a 0 263
2011 279 0 2 53 3 0 14 0 351
2012 331 1 4 51 3 0 12 0 402
2013 369 2 4 56 3 0 13 0 447
2014 361 1 5 60 3 0 14 0 444
2015 376 0 3 77 2 0 14 0 472
2016 379 1 3 86 3 0 11 0 483
2017 404 2 3 107 2 0 9 0 527
2018 398 0 8 111 2 0 8 0 527
2019 468 2 8 127 0 0 11 0 616
2020 478 5 10 130 0 1 16 0 640
2021 427 7 4 134 2 1 13 0 588
2022 519 14 10 197 4 0 17 0 761
2023 495 13 6 191 1 2 17 0 725

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 Severance Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 263 20.4 12.8 24.7
2011 351 24.3 14.4 24.2
2012 402 25.8 15.5 17.7
2013 447 28.6 15.6 18.6
2014 444 28.8 15.3 15.5
2015 472 31.0 15.2 14.8
2016 483 30.0 16.1 14.7
2017 527 31.4 16.7 18
2018 527 32.5 16.2 15.2
2019 616 35.6 17.2 18.2
2020 640 36.1 17.7 17.3
2021 588 36.4 16.1 20.6
2022 761 43.3 17.5 16.2
2023 725 42.9 16.8 25.4

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 Severance Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 263 20.4 12.8 24.7
2011 351 24.3 14.4 24.2
2012 402 25.8 15.5 17.7
2013 447 28.6 15.6 18.6
2014 444 28.8 15.3 15.5
2015 472 31.0 15.2 14.8
2016 483 30.0 16.1 14.7
2017 527 31.4 16.7 18
2018 527 32.5 16.2 15.2
2019 616 35.6 17.2 18.2
2020 640 36.1 17.7 17.3
2021 588 36.4 16.1 20.6
2022 761 43.3 17.5 16.2
2023 725 42.9 16.8 25.4

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 Severance Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,871
2020 $9,947
2021 $10,235
2022 $10,477
2023 $11,641

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Severance Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 153rd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 182nd of 480 Middle schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Severance Middle School)61.247.2
 14%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)57.947.2
 10.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Severance Middle School)35.643.8
 8.2%
   6th Grade Math (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)37.640.1
 2.5%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Severance Middle School)6449.4
 14.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)53.655.1
 1.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Severance Middle School)38.429.8
 8.6%
   7th Grade Math (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)39.137.7
 1.4%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Severance Middle School)32.626.4
 6.2%
   8th Grade Science (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)35.834.5
 1.3%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Severance Middle School)45.735.3
 10.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)47.443.5
 3.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Severance Middle School)35.142.3
 7.2%
   8th Grade Math (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)35.346.8
 11.5%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Severance Middle School)57.244.3
 12.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)54.850.3
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Severance Middle School)36.437.9
 1.5%
   All Grades Math (Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4)4142.8
 1.8%
   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 Students616725
 17.7%
African American213
 550%
American Indian01
Asian86
 25%
Hispanic127191
 50.4%
Pacific Islander02
White468495
 5.8%
Two or More Races1117
 54.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.2%25.4%
 7.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Severance Middle School

Students at Severance Middle School are 68% White, 26% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Severance Middle School ranks 182nd of 481 Colorado middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Severance Middle School usually go on to attend Windsor High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 725 students attended Severance Middle School.


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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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