Colorado Public Schools

Colorado is the #20 largest school system in the United States, serving 853,669 students students across 1,813 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 44% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(CO) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
32%
Black
5%
White
56%
Unknown
3%
Recent Public School Articles
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.
Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.
Did You Know?
Colorado public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Colorado is Ignacio School District No. 11jt School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Colorado or in the USA.