Top 10 Best Colorado Public Schools (2022)

Colorado is the #18 largest school system in the United States, serving 881,937 students across the 1,919 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Colorado is 35%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 47%.
The top ranked public schools in Colorado are Polaris Elementary School, Aurora Quest K-8 and Parker Core Knowledge Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 48% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 17:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(CO) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
34%
Black
5%
White
52%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Colorado (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Polaris Elementary School
Math: 94% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-5
410 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 424-7860
Rank: #22.
Aurora Quest K-8
Math: 89% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
472 South Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 343-3664
Rank: #33.
Parker Core Knowledge Charter School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
1161 North Pine Drive
Parker, CO 80138
(303) 840-7070
Rank: #44.
The Vanguard School (High)
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1832 South Wahsatch
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 471-1999
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Challenge School
Magnet School
Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-8
9659 East Mississippi Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
(720) 747-2100
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Summit Middle Charter School
Charter School
Math: 82% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
4655 Hanover Avenue
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3900
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Dennison Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-6
401 Independence Street
Denver, CO 80226
(303) 982-6382
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Zach Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 81% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
3715 Kechter Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5100
Rank: #99.
Hulstrom Options K-8 School
Math: 82% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
11551 Wyco Drive
Denver, CO 80233
(720) 972-5400
Rank: #1010.
Cory Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-5
1550 South Steele Street
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 424-8380

Best Colorado Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
147
82,113
66%
174
112,543
59%
11
634
24%
84
44,949
32%
12
2,293
19%
10
1,505
53%
17
4,793
29%
207
89,773
74%
91
64,250
27%
24
8,419
56%
240
117,215
44%
13
2,444
15%
13
4,830
22%
28
10,429
54%
6
1,670
23%
186
89,035
36%
24
7,089
33%
94
48,737
28%
13
2,760
27%
54
22,560
30%
7
2,068
29%
18
6,102
43%
17
5,625
59%
15
3,164
55%
8
1,378
18%
5
1,594
16%
11
2,269
60%
65
33,234
63%
15
3,419
19%
9
3,454
42%
7
2,391
18%
108
56,040
52%
9
1,915
43%

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