Top 10 Best Colorado Public Schools (2021)

Colorado is the #19 largest school system in the United States, serving 908,091 students across the 1,907 public schools for the 2021 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 47% (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
53%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Colorado (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-5410 Park Avenue West
    DenverCO 80205
    (720) 424-7860

  • Rank: #22.
    Aurora Quest K-8
    Math: 89% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8472 South Wheeling St
    AuroraCO 80011
    (303) 343-3664

  • Rank: #33.
    Parker Core Knowledge Charter SchoolCharter School
    Math: 83% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 83% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-81161 North Pine Drive
    ParkerCO 80138
    (303) 840-7070

  • Rank: #44.
    The Vanguard School (High)Charter School
    Math: 80-89% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121832 South Wahsatch
    Colorado SpringsCO 80906
    (719) 471-1999

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Challenge SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85% (Top 1%) Reading: 88% (Top 1%)Math: 85% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-89659 East Mississippi Avenue
    DenverCO 80231
    (720) 747-2100

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Summit Middle Charter SchoolCharter School
    Math: 82% (Top 1%) Reading: 89% (Top 1%)Math: 82% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-84655 Hanover Avenue
    BoulderCO 80305
    (720) 561-3900

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.Math: 86% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 86% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-6401 Independence Street
    DenverCO 80226
    (303) 982-6382

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.Math: 81% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 81% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-53715 Kechter Road
    Fort CollinsCO 80528
    (970) 488-5100

  • Rank: #99.Math: 82% (Top 1%) Reading: 88% (Top 1%)Math: 82% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-811551 Wyco Drive
    DenverCO 80233
    (720) 972-5400

  • Rank: #1010.Math: 83% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 83% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-51550 South Steele Street
    DenverCO 80210
    (720) 424-8380

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Best Colorado Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
161 Schools
94,455 Students
65% Minority
6 Schools
2,646 Students
66% Minority
167 Schools
115,399 Students
56% Minority
4 Schools
1,660 Students
44% Minority
11 Schools
637 Students
23% Minority
6 Schools
761 Students
30% Minority
86 Schools
47,654 Students
36% Minority
13 Schools
11,689 Students
31% Minority
11 Schools
2,403 Students
18% Minority
4 Schools
288 Students
15% Minority
5 Schools
808 Students
17% Minority
10 Schools
1,578 Students
55% Minority
2 Schools
498 Students
86% Minority
2 Schools
440 Students
61% Minority
3 Schools
397 Students
8% Minority
18 Schools
5,058 Students
28% Minority
209 Schools
92,330 Students
76% Minority
3 Schools
250 Students
9% Minority
91 Schools
66,107 Students
26% Minority
22 Schools
7,824 Students
55% Minority
227 Schools
121,784 Students
42% Minority
17 Schools
3,292 Students
14% Minority
14 Schools
5,113 Students
21% Minority
28 Schools
10,892 Students
51% Minority
2 Schools
488 Students
20% Minority
7 Schools
1,745 Students
23% Minority
7 Schools
2,073 Students
19% Minority
1 Schools
96 Students
13% Minority
5 Schools
780 Students
53% Minority
1 Schools
186 Students
21% Minority
172 Schools
87,684 Students
34% Minority
5 Schools
233 Students
13% Minority
9 Schools
1,406 Students
35% Minority
24 Schools
7,958 Students
32% Minority
5 Schools
1,036 Students
72% Minority
94 Schools
48,819 Students
27% Minority
13 Schools
2,175 Students
58% Minority
5 Schools
708 Students
16% Minority
13 Schools
2,952 Students
26% Minority
55 Schools
23,577 Students
29% Minority
1 Schools
80 Students
14% Minority
8 Schools
2,248 Students
27% Minority
19 Schools
4,033 Students
43% Minority
18 Schools
6,577 Students
41% Minority
17 Schools
5,623 Students
56% Minority
14 Schools
3,321 Students
60% Minority
6 Schools
526 Students
15% Minority
8 Schools
1,658 Students
21% Minority
5 Schools
933 Students
33% Minority
7 Schools
2,634 Students
31% Minority
13 Schools
2,327 Students
57% Minority
63 Schools
27,738 Students
64% Minority
5 Schools
1,254 Students
13% Minority
12 Schools
1,942 Students
61% Minority
15 Schools
3,647 Students
16% Minority
7 Schools
975 Students
67% Minority
3 Schools
68 Students
29% Minority
5 Schools
1,141 Students
20% Minority
5 Schools
637 Students
27% Minority
9 Schools
3,592 Students
40% Minority
7 Schools
2,869 Students
16% Minority
11 Schools
941 Students
21% Minority
100 Schools
55,607 Students
47% Minority
11 Schools
1,841 Students
40% Minority
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