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South Mesa Elementary School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (719) 543-6444

23701 East Preston Road

Pueblo, Colorado


About South Mesa Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

South Mesa Elementary School is located in the Pueblo County School District 70 of the state of Colorado. It is one of 24 schools in its district.

South Mesa Elementary School is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Colorado, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 448 students.

The number of teachers at South Mesa Elementary School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

At South Mesa Elementary School, the average teaching salary of $44,957 is lower than the Colorado state average of $53,492.

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Students by Year Group
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South Mesa Elementary School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
70 Online163$2,93932.6$52,7440.48
Pleasant View Middle School384$1,88418.13$52,2260.54
North Mesa Elementary School425$1,60318.89$49,3450.54
Bradford Elementary School427$2,06615.42$45,6370.26
Bessemer Elementary School423$1,72616.05$45,6610.31

70 Online

Number of pupils163
Funding per pupil$2,939
Pupil teacher ratio32.6
Average teacher salary$52,744
Diversity index0.48

Pleasant View Middle School

Number of pupils384
Funding per pupil$1,884
Pupil teacher ratio18.13
Average teacher salary$52,226
Diversity index0.54

North Mesa Elementary School

Number of pupils425
Funding per pupil$1,603
Pupil teacher ratio18.89
Average teacher salary$49,345
Diversity index0.54

Bradford Elementary School

Number of pupils427
Funding per pupil$2,066
Pupil teacher ratio15.42
Average teacher salary$45,637
Diversity index0.26

Bessemer Elementary School

Number of pupils423
Funding per pupil$1,726
Pupil teacher ratio16.05
Average teacher salary$45,661
Diversity index0.31
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
70 Online1.03 miles
Pleasant View Middle School1.41 miles
North Mesa Elementary School2.15 miles
Bradford Elementary School3.36 miles
Bessemer Elementary School3.85 miles
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Rankings within Colorado
There are 1876 schools in Colorado.
817thlargest school
1022ndhighest number of FTE teachers
1448thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1268thhighest average teaching salary
650thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
462ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
380thhighest diversity index
1423rdhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races23
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander2
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander1

Out of 448 students, with a diversity index of 0.55

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 2.7 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 160 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 160 days

12th Grade: 160 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.