Top 10 Best Boulder County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 86 public schools serving 45,401 students in Boulder County, CO (there are 52 private schools, serving 5,130 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Boulder County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%). Boulder County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Boulder County, CO are Fairview High School, Summit Middle Charter School and Bear Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Boulder County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Boulder County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% 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 Boulder County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fairview High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1515 Greenbriar Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,977 students
Rank: #22.
Summit Middle Charter School
Charter School
Math: 75% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4655 Hanover Avenue
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3900
Grades: 6-8
| 356 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.
High Peaks Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3995 East Aurora Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6500
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: #55.
Superior Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1800 South Indiana St.
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 561-4100
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #66.
Flatirons Elementary School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1150 7th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-4600
Grades: K-5
| 182 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Blue Mountain Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1260 Mountain Drive
Longmont, CO 80503
(720) 652-8220
Grades: PK-5
| 538 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Fireside Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
845 West Dahlia
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 561-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #99.
Boulder High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1604 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 561-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,139 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Boulder Community School/integrated Studies
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3995 East Aurora Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6500
Grades: K-5
| 286 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Monarch High School
Math: 58% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
329 Campus Drive
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 561-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,515 students
Rank: #1212.
Southern Hills Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1500 Knox Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 482 students
Rank: #1313.
Boulder Universal
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6500 East Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6253
Grades: K-12
| 382 students
Rank: #1414.
Louisville Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Hutchinson Street
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 561-7200
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #1515.
Silver Creek High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4901 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80503
(720) 494-3721
Grades: 9-12
| 1,272 students
Rank: #1616.
Peak To Peak Charter School
Charter School
Math: 61% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 Merlin Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 453-4600
Grades: K-12
| 1,448 students
Rank: #1717.
Mesa Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1575 Lehigh Street
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3000
Grades: K-5
| 247 students
Rank: #1818.
Foothill Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1001 Hawthorne Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 561-2600
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #1919.
Centaurus High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10300 South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 561-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,594 students
Rank: #2020.
Eisenhower Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1220 Eisenhower Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-6700
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #2121.
Horizons K-8 School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4545 Sioux Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5580
Grades: K-8
| 348 students
Rank: #2222.
Niwot High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8989 E. Niwot Road
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 652-2550
Grades: 9-12
| 1,283 students
Rank: #2323.
Black Rock Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2000 Mountain View Blvd
Erie, CO 80516
(720) 890-3995
Grades: PK-5
| 577 students
Rank: #2424.
St. Vrain Virtual High School
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1200 South Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 591-8627
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
Rank: #2525.
Eldorado K-8 School
Math: 51% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3351 South Indiana Street
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 561-4400
Grades: PK-8
| 663 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Creekside Elementary School At Martin Park
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3740 Martin Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 561-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Douglass Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
840 75th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 561-5541
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #2828.
Lyons Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
338 High Street
Lyons, CO 80540
(303) 823-6915
Grades: PK-5
| 285 students
Rank: #2929.
Lyons Middle/senior High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Mcconnell Drive
Lyons, CO 80540
(303) 823-6631
Grades: 6-12
| 362 students
Rank: #3030.
Erie High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3180 County Road 5
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 828-4213
Grades: 9-12
| 1,711 students
Rank: #3131.
Coal Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 West Tamarisk Street
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 561-4500
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Niwot Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8778 Morton Road
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 652-2828
Grades: PK-5
| 420 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Red Hawk Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1500 Telleen Ave.
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 774-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #3434.
Altona Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4600 Clover Basin Drive
Longmont, CO 80503
(720) 494-3980
Grades: 6-8
| 795 students
Rank: #3535.
Lafayette Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
101 North Bermont Avenue
Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 561-8900
Grades: PK-5
| 477 students
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Boulder County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
820 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 678-5662
Grades: 6-12
| 122 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
233 East Mountain View
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 414 students
333 East Mountain View
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-4280
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
840 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 442-6962
Grades: K-5
| 128 students
1200 South Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 494-3975
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1200 South Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 494-3969
Grades: 9-12
| 50 students
3050 34th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 494-9210
Grades: 6-8
| 34 students
1440 Collyer St
Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 494-3761
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
1198 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 774-0066
Grades: 9-12
| 169 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 County, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Boulder County, CO include Fairview High School, Summit Middle Charter School and Bear Creek Elementary School. Boulder County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
How many public schools are located in Boulder County, CO?
86 public schools are located in Boulder County, CO.
What percentage of students in Boulder County, CO go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Boulder County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Boulder County, CO?
Boulder County, 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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