Colorado Rio Grande County Public Schools

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Rio Grande County, CO

Map of Rio Grande County, CORio Grande County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 911.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 13.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 18.3%. On the 2000 census form, 97.2% of the population reported only one race, with 0.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 41.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.59 persons compared to an average family size of 3.08 persons.

In 2005 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $17,714. Per capita income grew by 17.0% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 12,227 Covered Employment 4,394
Growth (%) since 1990 13.5% Average wage per job $24,499
Households (2000) 4,701 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 3.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 6,543 Average wage per job $23,800
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $26,187 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $33,888 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 16.6 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 78.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 18.8 Average wage per job $33,654

1. BILL METZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 545 Second, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-4041
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 320 2-5

2. BYRON SYRING DELTA CENTER
Address: 345 Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-2212
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 72
Grades: 7-12

3. DEL NORTE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 770 – 11th Street, Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: (719) 657-4050
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 165
Grades: 9-12

4. DEL NORTE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 770 – 11th Street, Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: (719) 657-4030
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 133
Grades: 6-8

5. MARSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 215 Lyell, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-3231
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 213
Grades: PK-1

6. MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 770 – 11th Street, Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: (719) 657-4030
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 75
Grades: KG-1

7. MONTE VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 3720 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-5984
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 208
Grades: 6-8

8. MONTE VISTA ON-LINE ACADEMY
Address: 345 East Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-2212
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 81 4-12

9. MONTE VISTA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 349 Prospect, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-3586
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 272
Grades: 9-12

10. SARGENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 7090 North Road 2 East, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-4024
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 266
Grades: KG-6

11. SARGENT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 7090 North Road 2 East, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-4025
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 72
Grades: 7-8

12. SARGENT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 7090 North Road 2 East, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone: (719) 852-4025
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 128
Grades: 9-12

13. UNDERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 770 – 11th Street, Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: (719) 657-4030
County: Rio Grande County
Enrollment: 192
Grades: 2-5