Carey Junior High School

Public 7-8

 3330 T-Bird Dr.
       Cheyenne, WY  82001


(307) 771-2580

District: Laramie County School District #1

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 74 Wyoming Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,574 Help


Students who attend Carey Junior High School usually attend:

High:    East High School

Feeder schools for Carey Junior High School:

Elementary:    Alta Vista Elementary
    Anderson Elementary
    Baggs Elementary
    Buffalo Ridge Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  861

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.1%
Hispanic:
20.9%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.7% Help


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Compare Details Carey Junior High School ranks worse than 81.1% of middle schools in Wyoming. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Laramie County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Carey Junior High School has the largest middle school student body size in the Laramie County School District #1. Racial makeup is: White (69.1%), Hispanic (20.9%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carey Junior High School is 15.9. 3 middle schools in the Laramie County School District #1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carey Junior High School is $15,574. 3 middle schools in the Laramie County School District #1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carey Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Carey Junior High School 60th of 74 Wyoming public middle schools. (See Carey Junior High School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
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Hispanic students:
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Laramie County School District #1:

SchoolDigger ranks Laramie County School District #1 34th of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carey Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.79 42nd 61 31.1%
2005 41.45 46th 68 32.4%
2006 51.86 33rd 68 51.5%
2007 55.51 33rd 72 54.2%
2008 64.50 21st 69 69.6%
2009 68.60 18th 75 76.0%
2010 57.65 31st 75 58.7%
2011 47.06 46th 72 36.1%
2012 43.79 47th 71 33.8%
2013 46.64 47th 71 33.8%
2014 40.94 52nd 77 32.5%
2015 37.06 54th 74 27.0%
2016 31.15 56th 73 23.3%
2017 30.53 58th 72 19.4%
2018 31.89 54th 65 16.9%
2019 36.07 58th 76 23.7%
2021 34.34 51st 76 32.9%
2022 29.31 60th 76 21.1%
2023 27.06 60th 74 18.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.08 7th 12 41.7%
2021 51.73 7th 15 53.3%
2022 49.88 7th 15 53.3%
2023 40.71 8th 13 38.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.28 28th 30 6.7%
2019 15.89 31st 33 6.1%
2021 19.59 24th 30 20.0%
2022 15.97 12th 12 0.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.45 45th 57 21.1%
2021 18.46 49th 54 9.3%
2022 17.36 46th 51 9.8%
2023 15.55 49th 53 7.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.42 44th 56 21.4%
2019 35.79 47th 63 25.4%
2021 35.79 43rd 63 31.7%
2022 32.56 50th 64 21.9%
2023 30.30 54th 63 14.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.49 33rd 38 13.2%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.81 2nd 3 33.3%
2022 61.72 3rd 4 25.0%
2023 54.23 2nd 4 50.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.58 45th 53 15.1%
2019 37.58 45th 66 31.8%
2021 29.12 49th 63 22.2%
2022 28.92 54th 66 18.2%
2023 24.00 55th 64 14.1%
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Rank History for Virtual Education students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 18.51 9th 10 10.0%
2022 30.34 9th 11 18.2%
2023 51.33 3rd 7 57.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.18 1st 1 0.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.96 1st 3 66.7%
2021 20.86 1st 1 0.0%
2022 39.48 2nd 2 0.0%
2023 33.30 1st 1 0.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.76 28th 29 3.4%
2019 31.38 26th 32 18.8%
2021 26.87 27th 31 12.9%
2022 27.06 27th 32 15.6%
2023 16.54 28th 30 6.7%
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Rank History for White students at Carey Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.95 34th 44 22.7%
2019 36.62 34th 49 30.6%
2021 30.66 33rd 45 26.7%
2022 26.31 42nd 49 14.3%
2023 26.25 39th 47 17.0%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Wyoming Department of Education

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by a citizen
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Open Quote As a former teacher I understand that turning around a chronically low-performing school is a challenge but it must come from the top. It also needs to have committed teachers who are sincerely interested in positive the positive outcome of every student that enters their classroom but if they're more worried about lack of leadership, lack of school guidance counselors ( the school has TWO counselors. One for 7th and one for 8th grade) that are working 70 hours or more per/week who are trying to address a myriad of issues that a classroom teacher doesn't have the time, (nor was trained at a masters level) or experience to deal with things like bullying. It runs rampant at this school. I have listened at public forums where parents are literally crying out for help for their children only to come back to the next meeting and tell the administrators that nothing has changed and that their children are left to defend themselves but don't let them touch the student that punched him or he will get suspended too for fighting. This is wrong at so many levels it's hard to believe that in 2021 that this behavior exist!
CHANGES NEED TO TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AND IF THAT MEANS THAT STATES TAKE OVER THEN SO BE IT...NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAR IT IS SOMETHING NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE ONE MORE CHILD IS BULLIED, LEFT BEHIND, OR COMMITS SUICIDE.
This school is broken and it has been for a very long time. Being ranked as one of the lowest performing schools along with Johnson middle school who is ranked 77 out of 78th in the entire state of Wyoming is a travesty. There is no excuse for these low rankings. Wyoming spends over $17,000 per/student, but ask your school board council members how much of this money is spent at the top of the pyramid and trickles down to the school staff and students.
Changes must take place if improvements are going to happen. All teachers, including tenured and untenured teachers (new teachers who face a three year probationary period). Need to be held accountable for their actions and student outcomes. In what other profession do you get a "JOB FOR LIFE?"
On the National Council on Teacher Quality website (nctq.org). Here's what they have to say about Wyomings policies..."Wyoming does not connect tenure decisions to evidence of teacher effectiveness". They are automatically granted tenure after three years.
PLEASE GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND READ HOW WYOMING COULD DO SO MUCH BETTER! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 8, 2013

Open Quote While the teachers and counselors at this school are good (I would rate them a 4). The upper management is NOT! My daughter was being bullied and when she went to tell the upper management (including the school officer) they continued to bully her in the office! One vp even stated to me that if the bullying isn't physical they won't do anything about. Perhaps they should read their mission statement. Here's the thing good school if you are 100% sure your child is mediocre and nothing or noone is going to interfere with their life, otherwise good luck! Close Quote


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Friday, July 22, 2011

Open Quote i went to this school back in the late 80's and yearly 90's and love this school and the teacher were great i mean all of them from front office to the classrooms Close Quote



Enrollment information for Carey Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 968 968
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 885 885
1991 773 26 19 85 14 n/a n/a 0 917
1992 837 26 15 71 6 n/a n/a 0 955
1993 942 26 13 96 12 n/a n/a 0 1089
1994 976 32 9 93 8 n/a n/a 0 1118
1995 949 39 14 105 8 n/a n/a 0 1115
1996 949 39 14 105 8 n/a n/a 0 1115
1997 902 42 13 98 7 n/a n/a 0 1062
1998 936 37 10 105 11 n/a n/a 0 1099
1999 917 42 13 121 17 n/a n/a 0 1110
2000 951 28 18 114 12 n/a n/a 0 1123
2001 955 32 18 119 15 n/a n/a 0 1139
2002 883 40 24 132 13 n/a n/a 0 1092
2003 883 40 24 132 13 n/a n/a 0 1092
2004 895 41 23 143 12 n/a n/a 0 1114
2005 892 47 21 146 6 n/a n/a 0 1112
2006 875 40 22 148 9 n/a n/a 0 1094
2007 793 40 15 138 7 n/a n/a 0 993
2008 780 39 14 139 11 n/a n/a 0 983
2009 823 45 16 134 10 n/a n/a 0 1028
2010 807 37 7 198 4 0 36 0 1089
2011 749 28 4 186 9 2 38 0 1016
2012 759 22 5 163 11 2 44 0 1006
2013 554 18 3 94 5 3 17 0 694
2014 535 22 10 128 5 0 19 0 719
2015 523 16 10 143 6 1 24 0 723
2016 541 14 11 170 9 1 22 0 768
2017 524 21 9 156 5 3 16 0 734
2018 513 15 8 159 5 3 19 0 722
2019 530 19 16 157 8 5 23 0 758
2020 610 19 10 118 6 1 33 0 797
2021 668 21 7 134 6 1 37 0 874
2022 629 23 9 179 5 3 42 0 890
2023 595 18 11 180 4 2 51 0 861

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

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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 Carey Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 968 n/a n/a n/a
1990 885 68.0 13.0 n/a
1991 917 68.0 13.4 11.8
1992 955 69.5 13.7 11.3
1993 1089 71.0 15.3 14
1994 1118 71.0 15.7 13.1
1995 1115 78.0 14.3 16.2
1996 1115 78.0 14.3 16.2
1997 1062 77.3 13.7 16.3
1998 1099 79.0 13.9 12.4
1999 1110 80.4 13.8 27.4
2000 1123 80.6 13.9 25.6
2001 1139 78.4 14.5 47.1
2002 1092 82.6 13.2 27.7
2003 1092 82.6 13.2 27.7
2004 1114 80.5 13.8 29.1
2005 1112 81.5 13.6 29.1
2006 1094 81.6 13.4 29.8
2007 993 80.7 12.3 27.7
2008 983 79.6 12.3 26.8
2009 1028 81.6 12.6 31.9
2010 1089 82.0 13.3 35.4
2011 1016 n/a n/a 39.1
2012 1006 74.4 13.5 33.7
2013 694 n/a n/a 35.6
2014 719 58.9 12.2 37
2015 723 63.0 11.4 39.6
2016 768 57.0 13.4 44.3
2017 734 58.7 12.4 40.2
2018 722 50.6 14.2 34.5
2019 758 50.5 15.0 37.6
2020 797 55.1 14.4 37.4
2021 874 57.3 15.2 33.5
2022 890 54.4 16.3 24.8
2023 861 53.8 15.9 37.7

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 Carey Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 968 n/a n/a n/a
1990 885 68.0 13.0 n/a
1991 917 68.0 13.4 11.8
1992 955 69.5 13.7 11.3
1993 1089 71.0 15.3 14
1994 1118 71.0 15.7 13.1
1995 1115 78.0 14.3 16.2
1996 1115 78.0 14.3 16.2
1997 1062 77.3 13.7 16.3
1998 1099 79.0 13.9 12.4
1999 1110 80.4 13.8 27.4
2000 1123 80.6 13.9 25.6
2001 1139 78.4 14.5 47.1
2002 1092 82.6 13.2 27.7
2003 1092 82.6 13.2 27.7
2004 1114 80.5 13.8 29.1
2005 1112 81.5 13.6 29.1
2006 1094 81.6 13.4 29.8
2007 993 80.7 12.3 27.7
2008 983 79.6 12.3 26.8
2009 1028 81.6 12.6 31.9
2010 1089 82.0 13.3 35.4
2011 1016 n/a n/a 39.1
2012 1006 74.4 13.5 33.7
2013 694 n/a n/a 35.6
2014 719 58.9 12.2 37
2015 723 63.0 11.4 39.6
2016 768 57.0 13.4 44.3
2017 734 58.7 12.4 40.2
2018 722 50.6 14.2 34.5
2019 758 50.5 15.0 37.6
2020 797 55.1 14.4 37.4
2021 874 57.3 15.2 33.5
2022 890 54.4 16.3 24.8
2023 861 53.8 15.9 37.7

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 Carey Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $602 (4.1%) $14,034 (95.9%) $14,636
2020 $568 (3.9%) $14,017 (96.1%) $14,586
2021 $1,407 (9.6%) $13,291 (90.4%) $14,698
2022 $1,636 (11.3%) $12,812 (88.7%) $14,448
2023 $1,764 (11.3%) $13,809 (88.7%) $15,574

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Carey Junior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 58th of 76 Middle schoolsRanks 60th of 74 Middle schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Carey Junior High School)45.246.9
 1.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Laramie County School District #1)48.545.1
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)58.654.4
 4.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Carey Junior High School)46.442.8
 3.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Laramie County School District #1)43.740.9
 2.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5249.1
 2.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Carey Junior High School)62.557.2
 5.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Laramie County School District #1)55.854.3
 1.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)60.759.8
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Carey Junior High School)50.935.1
 15.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Laramie County School District #1)4539.1
 5.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)54.549.6
 4.9%
8th Grade Science (Carey Junior High School)4436.3
 7.7%
   8th Grade Science (Laramie County School District #1)42.839.2
 3.6%
   8th Grade Science (Wyoming)47.548.1
 0.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students758861
 13.6%
African American1918
 5.3%
American Indian84
 50%
Asian1611
 31.3%
Hispanic157180
 14.6%
Pacific Islander52
 60%
White530595
 12.3%
Two or More Races2351
 121.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.6%37.7%
 0.1%


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Students at Carey Junior High School are 69% White, 21% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% African American, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Carey Junior High School usually go on to attend East High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 861 students attended Carey Junior High School.

Carey Junior High School ranks in the bottom 18.9% of Wyoming middle schools.


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