Top 10 Best Boulder Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 13,200 students in Boulder, CO (there are 19 private schools, serving 2,092 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Boulder, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%). Boulder has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Boulder, CO are Summit Middle Charter School, High Peaks Elementary School and Bear Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Boulder, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Colorado public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Boulder have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Boulder, CO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Summit Middle Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4655 Hanover Avenue
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3900
Grades: 6-8
| 356 students
Rank: #22.
High Peaks Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3995 East Aurora Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6500
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: #33.
Bear Creek Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2500 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3500
Grades: K-5
| 346 students
Rank: #44.
Fairview High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1515 Greenbriar Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,977 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Foothill Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1001 Hawthorne Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-2600
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Southern Hills Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1500 Knox Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 482 students
Rank: #77.
Flatirons Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1150 7th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-4600
Grades: K-5
| 182 students
Rank: #88.
Boulder High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1604 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,139 students
Rank: #99.
Mesa Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1575 Lehigh Street
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3000
Grades: K-5
| 247 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Creekside Elementary School At Martin Park
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3740 Martin Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Eisenhower Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1220 Eisenhower Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6700
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #1212.
Boulder Community School/integrated Studies
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3995 East Aurora Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6500
Grades: K-5
| 286 students
Rank: #1313.
Horizons K-8 School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4545 Sioux Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5580
Grades: K-8
| 348 students
Rank: #1414.
Douglass Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
840 75th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5541
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #1515.
Boulder Universal
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6500 East Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6253
Grades: K-12
| 382 students
Rank: #1616.
Community Montessori School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
805 Gillaspie Dr
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 260 students
Rank: #1717.
Gold Hill Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
890 Main Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-5940
Grades: K-5
| 17 students
Rank: #1818.
Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academics
(Math: 40% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
290 Manhattan Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 430 students
Rank: #1919.
Heatherwood Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7750 Concord Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
(720) 561-5586
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
Rank: #2020.
Crest View Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1897 Sumac Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-5461
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #2121.
Nevin Platt Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6096 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5536
Grades: 6-8
| 453 students
Rank: #2222.
New Vista High School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
700 20th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-8700
Grades: 9-12
| 286 students
Rank: #2323.
Centennial Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2205 Norwood Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-5441
Grades: 6-8
| 596 students
Rank: #2424.
University Hill Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
956 16th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-5416
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #2525.
Whittier Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2008 Pine Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-5431
Grades: K-5
| 325 students
Rank: #2626.
Columbine Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3130 Repplier Drive
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #2727.
Casey Middle School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 High Street
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-2700
Grades: 6-8
| 499 students
Rank: #2828.
Arapahoe Ridge High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6600 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5220
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
Rank: n/an/a
Boulder Prep Charter High School
Alternative School
Charter School
5075 Chaparral Court #1
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 545-6186
Grades: 9-12
| 107 students
Rank: n/an/a
840 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-6200
Grades: PK
| 92 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
700 20th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-1062
Grades: 6-8
| 416 students
7690 East Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5500
Grades: K-12
| 11 students
3100 Bucknell Court
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-4700
Grades: 6-12
| 13 students
840 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 442-6962
Grades: K-5
| 128 students
3050 34th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 494-9210
Grades: 6-8
| 34 students
1215 Cedar Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 449-6618
Grades: K-5
| 285 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Boulder, CO?
How many public schools are located in Boulder, CO?
30 public schools are located in Boulder, CO.
What percentage of students in Boulder, CO go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Boulder, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Boulder, CO?
Boulder, CO public schools minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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