Average Teacher Salary in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

The average teacher salary in Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 is $40,414.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $24,964 $15,898 $17,073 $19,513 $29,372 $40,520
Kindergarten $40,880 $28,660 $33,420 $38,490 $45,700 $58,140
Elementary $47,930 $33,465 $38,660 $45,690 $55,755 $67,905
Middle school $43,410 $30,410 $34,720 $40,550 $50,330 $62,750
High school $44,890 $31,940 $36,090 $42,000 $52,170 $63,800

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General Facts

  • Staff: 2,702
  • Full time teachers: 1,270
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 16 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 466
  • Instructional Coordinators: 73
  • Elementary Teachers: 548
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 82
  • Pre-K Teachers: 74
  • High School Teachers: 566
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 22,065

Financial Statistics for Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $71,395,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $92,259,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $13,510,000
  • Total revenue: $177,164,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $97,350,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $102,892,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $21,224,000
  • Expenditures per student: $336,000
  • Total expenditures: $191,113,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $51,309,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $9,478,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $1,788,000

Information on Schools within Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

Elementary Schools within the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Appleton Elementary School
2358 H Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970-254-6400
  • Total: 412
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 69
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 61
20 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Broadway Elementary School
2248 Brdway
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-6430
  • Total: 273
  • Pre-k: 23
  • Kindergarten: 33
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 46
  • 4th grade: 37
  • 5th grade: 46
17 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Chatfield Elementary School
3188 D1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-4930
  • Total: 441
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 58
19 to 1 23 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Chipeta Elementary School
950 Chipeta Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
303-866-6600
  • Total: 407
  • Pre-k: 26
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 62
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 46
16 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Clifton Elementary School
3276 F Rd
Clifton, CO 81520
970-254-4760
  • Total: 478
  • Pre-k: 52
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 61
15 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Dos Rios Elementary School
2201 34th St
Evans, CO 80620
970-348-1300
  • Total: 555
  • Pre-k: 29
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 66
17 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Dual Immersion Academy School
552 A West Main St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-6070
  • Total: 268
  • Pre-k: 25
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 45
  • 4th grade: 30
  • 5th grade: 30
20 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Fruitvale Elementary School
585 30 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-5930
  • Total: 529
  • Pre-k: 29
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 93
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 100
  • 5th grade: 69
20 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Gateway School
One School Rd
Gateway, CO 81522
970-254-7080
  • Total: 33
  • Pre-k: 6
  • Kindergarten: 2
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 2
  • 3rd grade: 2
  • 4th grade: 3
  • 5th grade: 8
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 1
8 to 1 4 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Hawthorne Building
410 Hill Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-5400
  • Total: 23
  • Pre-k: 23
not available not available Prekindergarten Prekindergarten
Independence Academy
600 North 14th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-255-8565
  • Total: 211
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 17
  • 2nd grade: 11
  • 3rd grade: 11
  • 4th grade: 15
  • 5th grade: 8
  • 6th grade: 15
  • 7th grade: 16
  • 8th grade: 21
  • 9th grade: 20
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 12
  • 12th grade: 5
16 to 1 14 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School
2888 B1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-7940
  • Total: 418
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 59
22 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Loma Elementary School
1360 13 Rd
Loma, CO 81524
970-254-6520
  • Total: 290
  • Pre-k: 23
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 52
19 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mesa View Elementary School
2967 B Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-7970
  • Total: 412
  • Pre-k: 31
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 60
19 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
New Emerson School At Columbus
2660 Unaweep Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-6500
  • Total: 134
  • Kindergarten: 21
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 23
  • 3rd grade: 22
  • 4th grade: 23
  • 5th grade: 21
23 to 1 6 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Nisley Elementary School
543 28-3/4 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-5900
  • Total: 476
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 69
  • 1st grade: 80
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 74
17 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Orchard Avenue Elementary School
1800 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-7560
  • Total: 460
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 90
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 56
23 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Pear Park Elementary School
432 30 1/4 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-5960
  • Total: 431
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 60
16 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Pomona Elementary School
588 25-1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970-254-4990
  • Total: 465
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 92
  • 4th grade: 96
  • 5th grade: 77
20 to 1 24 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Rim Rock Elementary School
1810 J 6 Rd
Fruita, CO 81521
970-254-6770
  • Total: 641
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 113
  • 2nd grade: 112
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 88
  • 5th grade: 95
22 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Rocky Mountain Elementary School
800 East 5th
Longmont, CO 80501
303-772-6750
  • Total: 437
  • Pre-k: 24
  • Kindergarten: 107
  • 1st grade: 109
  • 2nd grade: 104
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 83
  • 5th grade: 72
16 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Scenic Elementary School
451 West Scenic Dr
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-6370
  • Total: 276
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 43
  • 3rd grade: 52
  • 4th grade: 51
  • 5th grade: 53
19 to 1 14 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Shelledy Elementary School
353 North Mesa
Fruita, CO 81521
970-254-6460
  • Total: 571
  • Pre-k: 25
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 102
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 108
18 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Taylor Elementary School
689 Brentwood Dr
Palisade, CO 81526
970-254-4870
  • Total: 411
  • Pre-k: 25
  • Kindergarten: 56
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 63
19 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Thunder Mountain Elementary School
3063 F1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-5870
  • Total: 635
  • Pre-k: 25
  • Kindergarten: 99
  • 1st grade: 105
  • 2nd grade: 102
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 104
23 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Tope Elementary School
2220 North 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-7070
  • Total: 443
  • Pre-k: 52
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 66
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 73
19 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Wingate Elementary School
351 South Camp Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-4960
  • Total: 498
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 91
21 to 1 23 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bookcliff Middle School
2935 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-6220
  • Total: 527
  • 6th grade: 185
  • 7th grade: 179
  • 8th grade: 163
14 to 1 38 6th Grade 8th Grade
East Middle School
830 Gunnison Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-5020
  • Total: 461
  • 6th grade: 301
  • 7th grade: 300
  • 8th grade: 304
17 to 1 27 6th Grade 8th Grade
Fruita 8/9 School
1835 J Rd
Fruita, CO 81521
970-254-6720
  • Total: 739
  • 8th grade: 282
  • 9th grade: 457
16 to 1 47 8th Grade 9th Grade
Fruita Middle School
239 North Maplacee
Fruita, CO 81521
970-254-6570
  • Total: 583
  • 6th grade: 295
  • 7th grade: 288
16 to 1 37 6th Grade 7th Grade
Grand Mesa Middle School
585 31-1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-6270
  • Total: 711
  • 6th grade: 239
  • 7th grade: 229
  • 8th grade: 243
17 to 1 42 6th Grade 8th Grade
Mount Garfield Middle School
3475 Front St
Clifton, CO 81520
970-254-4720
  • Total: 665
  • 6th grade: 232
  • 7th grade: 232
  • 8th grade: 201
16 to 1 42 6th Grade 8th Grade
Orchard Mesa Middle School
2736 C Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-6320
  • Total: 526
  • 6th grade: 181
  • 7th grade: 161
  • 8th grade: 184
15 to 1 35 6th Grade 8th Grade
Redlands Middle School
2200 Brdway
Grand Junction, CO 81503
970-254-7000
  • Total: 585
  • 6th grade: 198
  • 7th grade: 208
  • 8th grade: 179
15 to 1 39 6th Grade 8th Grade
West Middle School
123 West Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970-254-5090
  • Total: 418
  • 6th grade: 412
  • 7th grade: 393
  • 8th grade: 388
15 to 1 28 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Central High School
3130 E1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970-254-6200
  • Total: 1,670
  • 9th grade: 382
  • 10th grade: 277
  • 11th grade: 229
  • 12th grade: 171
19 to 1 88 9th Grade 12th Grade
Fruita Monument High School
1815 Wildcat Ave
Fruita, CO 81521
970-254-6600
  • Total: 1,335
  • 10th grade: 472
  • 11th grade: 451
  • 12th grade: 412
19 to 1 69 10th Grade 12th Grade
Gateway School
One School Rd
Gateway, CO 81522
970-254-7080
  • Total: 33
  • Pre-k: 6
  • Kindergarten: 2
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 2
  • 3rd grade: 2
  • 4th grade: 3
  • 5th grade: 8
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 1
8 to 1 4 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Grand Junction High School
1400 North 5th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-6900
  • Total: 1,739
  • 9th grade: 475
  • 10th grade: 484
  • 11th grade: 408
  • 12th grade: 372
20 to 1 86 9th Grade 12th Grade
Independence Academy
600 North 14th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-255-8565
  • Total: 211
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 17
  • 2nd grade: 11
  • 3rd grade: 11
  • 4th grade: 15
  • 5th grade: 8
  • 6th grade: 15
  • 7th grade: 16
  • 8th grade: 21
  • 9th grade: 20
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 12
  • 12th grade: 5
16 to 1 14 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Palisade High School
3679 G Rd
Palisade, CO 81526
970-254-4800
  • Total: 1,001
  • 9th grade: 278
  • 10th grade: 258
  • 11th grade: 260
  • 12th grade: 205
17 to 1 59 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Mesa Valley Vision Home And Community Program
804 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-424-5119
  • Total: 211
  • Kindergarten: 20
  • 1st grade: 21
  • 2nd grade: 19
  • 3rd grade: 13
  • 4th grade: 20
  • 5th grade: 12
  • 6th grade: 29
  • 7th grade: 22
  • 8th grade: 16
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 6
  • 12th grade: 5
not available not available Kindergarten 12th Grade
R-5 High School
310 North 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-254-6880
  • Total: 266
  • 9th grade: 2
  • 10th grade: 22
  • 11th grade: 77
  • 12th grade: 165
16 to 1 16 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $18,745
  • Median family income: $43,113
  • Median male income: $25,065
  • Median female income: $14,490
  • Median income of a renter: $22,447
  • Median income of a home owner: $41,933
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    6,715 7,360 7,530 6,455 2,825

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