Top 10 Best Aurora Public Schools (2023-24)

For the 2023-24 school year, there are 112 public schools serving 78,178 students in Aurora, CO (there are 25 private schools, serving 4,793 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Aurora, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Aurora, CO are Aurora Quest K-8, Grandview High School and Cherokee Trail High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Aurora, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Aurora have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Aurora, CO Public Schools (2023-24)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Aurora Quest K-8
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
472 South Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 343-3664
Grades: K-8
| 586 students
Rank: #22.
Grandview High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
20500 East Arapahoe Road
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,851 students
Rank: #33.
Cherokee Trail High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
25901 Arapahoe Parkway
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,833 students
Rank: #44.
Indian Ridge Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16501 East Progress Drive
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-8400
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #55.
Aspen Crossing Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4655 S Himalaya Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 607 students
Rank: #66.
Rolling Hills Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5756 South Biscay Circle
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 565 students
Rank: #77.
Creekside Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19993 East Long Avenue
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-3500
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
Rank: #88.
Mountain Vista Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
22200 East Radcliff Parkway
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 661 students
Rank: #99.
Altitude Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
27300 East Southshore Drive
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-4300
Grades: PK-5
| 1,007 students
Rank: #1010.
Black Forest Hills Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25233 E. Glasgow Dr
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-8900
Grades: PK-5
| 627 students
Rank: #1111.
Coyote Hills Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
24605 E Davies Way
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 543 students
Rank: #1212.
Heritage Heights Academy
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
20050 East Smoky Hill Road
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 870-9541
Grades: K-8
| 393 students
Rank: #1313.
Dakota Valley Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3950 South Kirk Way
Aurora, CO 80013
(720) 886-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 522 students
Rank: #1414.
Trails West Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5400 South Waco Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-8500
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #1515.
New Legacy Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2091 North Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 340-7880
Grades: 9-12
| 84 students
Rank: #1616.
Murphy Creek K-8 School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 S Old Tom Morris Road
Aurora, CO 80018
(303) 366-0579
Grades: PK-8
| 671 students
Rank: #1717.
Peakview Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19451 East Progress Circle
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 542 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Eaglecrest High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5100 South Picadilly Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 3,134 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Fox Ridge Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
26301 East Arapahoe Road
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-4700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,125 students
Rank: #2020.
Pine Ridge Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6525 S. Wheatlands Parkway
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 754 students
Rank: #2121.
Infinity Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
25100 E Belleview Avenue
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 787 students
Rank: #2222.
Buffalo Trail Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24300 East Progress Drive
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-4000
Grades: PK-6
| 570 students
Rank: #2323.
Smoky Hill High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
16100 East Smoky Hill Road
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,133 students
Rank: #2424.
Falcon Creek Middle School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6100 South Genoa Street
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 736 students
Rank: #2525.
Rangeview High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
17599 East Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 695-6848
Grades: 9-12
| 2,107 students
Rank: #2626.
Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory
Math: 27% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
24500 East 6th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80018
(303) 340-0121
Grades: 9-12
| 1,654 students
Rank: #2727.
Timberline Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5500 South Killarney Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 566 students
Rank: #2828.
Thunder Ridge Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5250 South Picadilly Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,116 students
Rank: #2929.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
21500 East Dry Creek Road
Aurora, CO 80016
(720) 886-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 892 students
Rank: #3030.
Arrowhead Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
19100 East Bates Avenue
Aurora, CO 80013
(720) 886-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 500 students
Rank: #3131.
Antelope Ridge Elementary School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5455 South Tempe Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 588 students
Rank: #3232.
Sky Vista Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4500 S Himalaya Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 886-4711
Grades: 6-8
| 920 students
Rank: #3333.
Aurora Frontier K-8
Math: 24% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3200 S Jericho Way
Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 693-1995
Grades: PK-8
| 772 students
Rank: #3434.
Arkansas Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
17301 East Arkansas Ave
Aurora, CO 80017
(303) 755-0323
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Mission Viejo Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3855 South Alicia Parkway
Aurora, CO 80013
(720) 886-8000
Grades: PK-5
| 552 students
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Aurora, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
11700 East 11th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 326-1100
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
15550 East 6th Avenue Unit C
Aurora, CO 80011
(720) 448-7589
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
2500 South Granby Way
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 745-4424
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
11200 East 45th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 341-7554
Grades: K-12
| 637 students
10455 East 25th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 343-1707
Grades: K-5
| 117 students
10455 East 25th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 343-1707
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
10455 East 25th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 343-1707
Grades: 4-8
| 290 students
400 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 340-0818
Grades: 9-12
| 156 students
12445 East 2nd Ave
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 364-8455
Grades: PK-5
| 274 students
12600 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80014
(720) 554-4000
Grades: PK
| 107 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Aurora, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Aurora, CO include Aurora Quest K-8, Grandview High School and Cherokee Trail High School.
How many public schools are located in Aurora, CO?
112 public schools are located in Aurora, CO.
What percentage of students in Aurora, CO go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Aurora, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Aurora, CO?
Aurora, CO public schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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