Top 10 Best Colorado Blue Ribbon Public Preschools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 32 blue ribbon public preschools serving 14,226 students in Colorado.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public preschools in Colorado are High Peaks Elementary School, Traut Core Elementary School and Swigert International School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Colorado blue ribbon public preschools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Colorado public pre school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 43% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Colorado public preschool average of 49% (majority Hispanic).

Top Colorado Blue Ribbon Public Preschools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    High Peaks Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3995 East Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-6500

    311 students
    Year: 2009, 2015
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Traut Core Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2515 Timberwood Drive
    Fort Collins, CO 80528
    (970) 488-7500

    508 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #33.
    Swigert International School Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3480 Syracuse Street
    Denver, CO 80238
    (720) 424-4800

    607 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #44.
    Bromwell Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2500 East 4th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80206
    (720) 424-9330

    313 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #55.
    Chipeta Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2340 Ramsgate Terrace
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    (719) 328-5500

    481 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #66.
    Willow Creek Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7855 South Willow Way
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 554-3900

    543 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #77.
    Northridge Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    555 South Park Road
    Littleton, CO 80126
    (303) 387-6525

    705 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Homestead Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7451 South Homestead Parkway
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 554-3700

    524 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Kruse Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4400 Mcmurry Avenue
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    (970) 488-5625

    518 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1010.
    Bradley International School Math: 60% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3051 South Elm Street
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 424-9468

    568 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1111.
    Soaring Eagles Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4710 Harrier Ridge Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 540-4000

    562 students
    Year: 2009, 2016
  • Rank: #1212.
    Kendrick Lakes Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1350 South Hoyt Street
    Denver, CO 80232
    (303) 982-8324

    448 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1313.
    Tavelli Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1118 Miramount Drive
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    (970) 488-6725

    616 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1414.
    Douglass Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    840 75th Street
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-5541

    435 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #1515.
    Valdez Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2525 West 29 Avenue
    Denver, CO 80211
    (720) 424-3310

    406 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1616.
    Pine Grove Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10450 Stonegate Parkway
    Parker, CO 80134
    (303) 387-8075

    582 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #1717.
    Columbia Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    835 East St Vrain Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (719) 328-2700

    302 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #1818.
    Wildflower Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1160 Keith Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 579-2115

    465 students
    Year: 2011, 2017
  • Rank: #1919.
    Campbell Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6500 Oak Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-1440

    276 students
    Year: n/a
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Haaff Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    15 Chinook Lane
    Pueblo, CO 81001
    (719) 549-7550

    362 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Heritage Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    625 Brown Avenue
    Pueblo, CO 81004
    (719) 549-7575

    382 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2222.
    Orchard Avenue Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1800 Orchard Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 254-7560

    417 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #2323.
    Centennial Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1860 South Chelton Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80910
    (719) 579-2155

    526 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #2424.
    Morton Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1900 West 31st Street
    Pueblo, CO 81003
    (719) 549-7585

    488 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #2525.
    Elk Creek Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    804 West Main Street
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970) 665-6900

    249 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #2626.
    Bradford Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    107 South La Crosse Avenue
    Pueblo, CO 81001
    (719) 549-7515

    406 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2727.
    South Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    305 South 5th Avenue
    Brighton, CO 80601
    (303) 655-2600

    483 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #2828.
    Eva R Baca Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2800 East 17th Street
    Pueblo, CO 81001
    (719) 549-7530

    345 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #2929.
    Ponderosa Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1885 South Lima Street
    Aurora, CO 80012
    (720) 747-2800

    689 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #3030.
    Avon Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    805 West Beaver Creek
    Avon, CO 81620
    (970) 328-2950

    290 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #3131.
    Columbian Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1202 Bragdon Avenue
    Pueblo, CO 81004
    (719) 549-7525

    371 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #3232.102 W. 5th Avenue
    Kit Carson, CO 80825
    (719) 962-3219

    48 students
    Year: 2004
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