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For the 2021 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 14,561 students in Boulder, CO. 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 Fairview High 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 55% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 47% 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 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Best Boulder, CO Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Summit Middle Charter School Charter School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4655 Hanover Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3900

    Grades: 6-8 | 357 students
  • Rank: #22.
    High Peaks Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3995 East Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-6500

    Grades: PK-5 | 311 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Fairview High School Math: 79% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1515 Greenbriar Boulevard
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3100

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,226 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Bear Creek Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2500 Table Mesa Drive
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3500

    Grades: K-5 | 448 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Southern Hills Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1500 Knox Drive
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3400

    Grades: 6-8 | 555 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Boulder Community School/integrated Studies Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3995 East Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-6500

    Grades: K-5 | 304 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Boulder High School Math: 66% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1604 Arapahoe Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (720) 561-2200

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,064 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Mesa Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1575 Lehigh Street
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3000

    Grades: K-5 | 272 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Eisenhower Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1220 Eisenhower Drive
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-6700

    Grades: K-5 | 385 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Foothill Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1001 Hawthorne Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (720) 561-2600

    Grades: K-5 | 494 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Horizons K-8 School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4545 Sioux Drive
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-5580

    Grades: K-8 | 348 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Flatirons Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1150 7th Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (720) 561-4600

    Grades: K-5 | 245 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Creekside Elementary School At Martin Park Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3740 Martin Drive
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3800

    Grades: PK-5 | 320 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Whittier Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2008 Pine Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (720) 561-5431

    Grades: K-5 | 381 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    New Vista High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    700 20th Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (720) 561-8700

    Grades: 9-12 | 304 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Douglass Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    840 75th Street
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-5541

    Grades: PK-5 | 435 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Heatherwood Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7750 Concord Drive
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (720) 561-5586

    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Nevin Platt Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6096 Baseline Road
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-5536

    Grades: 6-8 | 628 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Community Montessori School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    805 Gillaspie Dr
    Boulder, CO 80305
    (720) 561-3700

    Grades: PK-6 | 302 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Centennial Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2205 Norwood Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (720) 561-5441

    Grades: 6-8 | 646 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academics Math: 42% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    290 Manhattan Drive
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-6300

    Grades: 6-8 | 489 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Crest View Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1897 Sumac Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (720) 561-5461

    Grades: K-5 | 583 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Casey Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 High Street
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (720) 561-2700

    Grades: 6-8 | 670 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    University Hill Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    956 16th Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (720) 561-5416

    Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Columbine Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3130 Repplier Drive
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (720) 561-2500

    Grades: PK-5 | 537 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Arapahoe Ridge High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6600 Arapahoe Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-5220

    Grades: 9-12 | 103 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Boulder Prep Charter High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    5075 Chaparral Court #1
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (303) 545-6186

    Grades: 9-12 | 88 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.890 Main Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (720) 561-5940

    Grades: K-5 | 19 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Halcyon School (special Education) Special Education School
    3100 Bucknell Court
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720) 561-4700

    Grades: 6-12 | 13 students
  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.840 Mapleton Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (720) 561-6200

    Grades: PK | 124 students
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