Top 10 Best Adams County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 148 public schools serving 81,085 students in Adams County, CO (there are 36 private schools, serving 4,725 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Adams County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Adams County, CO are Hulstrom Options K-8 School, Silver Creek Elementary School and Cotton Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Adams County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Colorado public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Adams County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Adams County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hulstrom Options K-8 School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11551 Wyco Drive
Denver, CO 80233
(720) 972-5400
Grades: K-8
| 638 students
Rank: #22.
Silver Creek Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15101 Fillmore Stre
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-3941
Grades: K-5
| 574 students
Rank: #33.
Cotton Creek Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11100 Vrain Street
Westminster, CO 80030
(720) 972-5340
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: #44.
Brantner Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7800 E. 133rd Avenue
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 685-5050
Grades: PK-5
| 698 students
Rank: #55.
Landmark At Reunion
Charter School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10566 Memphis Street
Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 287-2901
Grades: K-8
| 761 students
Rank: #66.
Stem Lab
Magnet School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11700 Irma Drive
Denver, CO 80233
(720) 972-4000
Grades: PK-8
| 710 students
Rank: #77.
Horizon High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5321 East 136th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 972-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,999 students
Rank: #88.
Reunion Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11021 Landmark Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022
(720) 685-8501
Grades: PK-5
| 790 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Prairie Creek High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1983 Monroe Street
Strasburg, CO 80136
(303) 622-6328
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Ridge View Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
28101 East Quincy Avenue
Watkins, CO 80137
(303) 766-3000
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1111.
Eagle Ridge Academy
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3551 Southern Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 345-4380
Grades: 9-12
| 526 students
Rank: #1212.
Prairie Hills Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13801 Garfield Place
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-8780
Grades: K-5
| 435 students
Rank: #1313.
Global Leadership Academy
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7480 Conifer Road
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 853-1930
Grades: 9-12
| 311 students
Rank: #1414.
Colorado Stem Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7281 Irving Street
Westminster, CO 80030
(303) 429-7836
Grades: PK-8
| 405 students
Rank: #1515.
Victory Preparatory High State Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5701 Quebec Street
Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 288-6111
Grades: 9-12
| 112 students
Rank: #1616.
Academy Of Charter Schools
Charter School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11800 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 289-8088
Grades: PK-12
| 1,894 students
Rank: #1717.
Rocky Top Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14150 York Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,029 students
Rank: #1818.
Colorado Preparatory High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8601 Turnpike Dr. Suite 100
Westminster, CO 80031
(720) 381-2047
Grades: 9-12
| 772 students
Rank: #1919.
Foundations Academy
Charter School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
340 South 45th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 659-9519
Grades: K-8
| 753 students
Rank: #2020.
Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13095 Pecos Street
Westminster, CO 80030
(720) 972-5740
Grades: PK-5
| 500 students
Rank: #2121.
West Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13102 Monaco Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 685-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 783 students
Rank: #2222.
Global Village - Northglenn
Charter School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
555 West 112th Avenue
Denver, CO 80234
(303) 446-7100
Grades: K-8
| 852 students
Rank: #2323.
Mountain Range High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12500 Huron Street
Denver, CO 80234
(720) 972-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,808 students
Rank: #2424.
Westgate Community School
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12500 Washington St
Thornton, CO 80241
(303) 452-0967
Grades: K-12
| 549 students
Rank: #2525.
Tarver Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3500 Summit Grove Parkway
Thornton, CO 80241
(720) 972-5640
Grades: PK-5
| 497 students
Rank: #2626.
Hunters Glen Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
13222 Corona Street
Thornton, CO 80241
(720) 972-5440
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #2727.
Strasburg Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
56729 East Colorado Avenue
Strasburg, CO 80136
(303) 622-9211
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #2828.
Eagleview Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4601 Summit Grove Parkway
Thornton, CO 80241
(720) 972-5760
Grades: K-5
| 518 students
Rank: #2929.
Skyview Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5021 East 123rd Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
(720) 972-5620
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #3030.
Stellar Elementary School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3901 East 124th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
(720) 972-2340
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #3131.
Strasburg High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
56729 East Colorado Avenue
Strasburg, CO 80136
(303) 622-9211
Grades: 9-12
| 338 students
Rank: #3232.
Crown Pointe Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 West 86th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 428-1882
Grades: K-8
| 462 students
Rank: #3333.
Bennett Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 10-14% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
462 8th Street
Bennett, CO 80102
(303) 644-3234
Grades: K-2
| 256 students
Rank: #3434.
Victory Preparatory Middle State Charter S
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5701 Quebec Street
Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 288-6111
Grades: 6-8
| 176 students
Rank: #3535.
Belle Creek Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9290 East 107th Avenue
Henderson, CO 80640
(303) 468-0160
Grades: K-8
| 600 students
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Adams County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3455 West 72nd Avenue
Westminster, CO 80030
(303) 428-2575
Grades: 8-12
| 108 students
3555 West 64th Avenue
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-1121
Grades: PK-5
| 360 students
5301 Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 650-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 288 students
9100 Poze Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300
Grades: K-5
| 930 students
830 E. Bridge Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2850
Grades: 9-11
| n/a students
1850 Egbert Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 685-5475
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
5321 East 136th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 972-4574
Grades: PK
| 36 students
3551 East Southern St
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-0773
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2690 Poze Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1460
Grades: K-1
| 310 students
1940 Elmwood Ln
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-7526
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
4700 East Bromley Ln
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 637-9234
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
420 7th St
Bennett, CO 80102
(303) 644-5180
Grades: K-8
| 88 students
455 Eppinger Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5900
Grades: K-9
| n/a students
8601 Turnpike Dr. Suite 100
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 128-6266
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
7700 Delta St
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 853-1400
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1740 Jordan Drive
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-1330
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
555 West 112th Avenue
Denver, CO 80234
(303) 446-7100
Grades: K-8
| 976 students
Goal Ged Prep (Closed 2012)
Alternative School
Charter School
3621 West 73rd Ave Unit C
Westminster, CO 80030
(719) 545-4704
Grades: 8-12
| 18 students
455 East Eppinger Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5818
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
2401 West 80th Ave
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-9577
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
3475 West 67th Avenue
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-7503
Grades: 6-8
| 633 students
602 East 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1100
Grades: PK-K
| 327 students
601 E 64th Avenue
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 853-1960
Grades: 9-12
| 87 students
9150 Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1500
Grades: K-5
| 540 students
56729 East Colorado Avenue
Strasburg, CO 80136
(303) 622-9211
Grades: 1-6
| 7 students
2201 Mc Elwain Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1360
Grades: K-6
| 374 students
601 East 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 991-0130
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
9450 Pecos St
Denver, CO 80221
(720) 972-5120
Grades: 6-8
| 715 students
89 North 6th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 195 students
601 West 100th Place
Denver, CO 80260
(720) 972-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
1001 W 84th Avenue
Denver, CO 80260
(303) 450-3985
Grades: 9-12
| 200 students
1001 W 84th Avenue
Denver, CO 80260
(303) 450-3985
Grades: 6-8
| 331 students
1001 W 84th Avenue
Denver, CO 80260
(303) 450-3985
Grades: K-5
| 833 students
1001 W 84th Ave
Denver, CO 80260
(303) 450-3985
Grades: K-5
| 951 students
1001 W 84th Ave
Denver, CO 80260
(303) 450-3985
Grades: 6-8
| 513 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Adams County, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Adams County, CO include Hulstrom Options K-8 School, Silver Creek Elementary School and Cotton Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Adams County, CO?
148 public schools are located in Adams County, CO.
What percentage of students in Adams County, CO go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Adams County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Adams County, CO?
Adams County, CO public schools minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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