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For the 2021 school year, there are 164 public schools serving 114,851 students in Arapahoe County, CO. Arapahoe County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Arapahoe County, CO are Aurora Quest K-8, Challenge School and Cherry Creek High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Arapahoe County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Arapahoe County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Arapahoe County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Aurora Quest K-8 Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    472 South Wheeling St
    Aurora, CO 80011
    (303) 343-3664

    Grades: K-8 | 599 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Challenge School Magnet School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9659 East Mississippi Avenue
    Denver, CO 80231
    (720) 747-2100

    Grades: PK-8 | 534 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Cherry Creek High School Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9300 East Union Avenue
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | 3,641 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Lois Lenski Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6350 South Fairfax Way
    Littleton, CO 80121
    (303) 347-4575

    Grades: K-5 | 571 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Cherry Hills Village Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2400 East Quincy Avenue
    Englewood, CO 80110
    (720) 747-2700

    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Wilder Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4300 West Ponds Circle
    Littleton, CO 80123
    (303) 347-4750

    Grades: PK-5 | 677 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Cherry Creek Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6260 South Dayton Street
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (303) 779-8988

    Grades: K-8 | 546 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Cottonwood Creek Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    11200 East Orchard Avenue
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-3200

    Grades: PK-5 | 636 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Littleton Academy Charter School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1200 West Mineral Avenue
    Littleton, CO 80120
    (303) 798-5252

    Grades: K-8 | 466 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Willow Creek Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7855 South Willow Way
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 554-3900

    Grades: PK-5 | 543 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Arapahoe High School Math: 66% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2201 East Dry Creek Road
    Littleton, CO 80122
    (303) 347-6000

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,230 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Homestead Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7451 South Homestead Parkway
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 554-3700

    Grades: PK-5 | 524 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    John Wesley Powell Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8000 South Corona Way
    Littleton, CO 80122
    (303) 347-7850

    Grades: 6-8 | 951 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Rolling Hills Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5756 South Biscay Circle
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 596 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Sandburg Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6900 South Elizabeth Street
    Littleton, CO 80122
    (303) 347-4675

    Grades: K-5 | 503 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Belleview Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4851 South Dayton Street
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-3100

    Grades: PK-5 | 606 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    High Plains Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6100 South Fulton Street
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-3600

    Grades: PK-5 | 592 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Heritage Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6867 East Heritage Place South
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-3500

    Grades: PK-5 | 417 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Englewood Leadership Academy Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3800 S. Logan
    Englewood, CO 80113
    (303) 806-2266

    Grades: 6-9 | 65 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Franklin Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1603 East Euclid Ave
    Littleton, CO 80121
    (303) 347-4500

    Grades: K-5 | 611 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Highland Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    711 East Euclid Avenue
    Littleton, CO 80121
    (303) 347-4525

    Grades: PK-5 | 345 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Grandview High School Math: 60% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    20500 East Arapahoe Road
    Aurora, CO 80016
    (720) 886-6500

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,773 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Ben Franklin Academy Charter School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2270 Plaza Dr
    Littleton, CO 80129
    (720) 383-4519

    Grades: PK-8 | 903 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Campus Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4785 South Dayton Street
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-2700

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,481 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Runyon Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7455 South Elati Street
    Littleton, CO 80120
    (303) 347-4650

    Grades: K-5 | 487 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Heritage High School Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1401 West Geddes Avenue
    Littleton, CO 80120
    (303) 347-7600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,711 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Greenwood Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5550 South Holly Street
    Englewood, CO 80111
    (720) 554-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 428 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Dry Creek Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7686 East Hinsdale Avenue
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 554-3300

    Grades: PK-5 | 415 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Newton Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4001 East Arapahoe Road
    Littleton, CO 80122
    (303) 347-7900

    Grades: 6-8 | 632 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Peabody Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3128 East Maplewood Avenue
    Littleton, CO 80121
    (303) 347-4625

    Grades: PK-5 | 428 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Creekside Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    19993 East Long Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80016
    (720) 886-3500

    Grades: PK-5 | 717 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Cherokee Trail High School Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    25901 Arapahoe Parkway
    Aurora, CO 80016
    (720) 886-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,950 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Indian Ridge Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    16501 East Progress Drive
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720) 886-8400

    Grades: PK-5 | 555 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Walnut Hills Community Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8195 East Costilla Boulevard
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 554-3800

    Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    West Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5151 South Holly
    Littleton, CO 80121
    (720) 554-5100

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,304 student
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