Top 10 Best Brighton Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 18,347 students in Brighton, CO (there are 7 private schools, serving 596 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Brighton, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Brighton, CO are Silver Creek Elementary School, Brantner Elementary School and Horizon High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Brighton, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Colorado public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Brighton have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Brighton, CO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Silver Creek Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15101 Fillmore Stre
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-3941
Grades: K-5
| 574 students
Rank: #22.
Brantner Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7800 E. 133rd Avenue
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 685-5050
Grades: PK-5
| 698 students
Rank: #33.
Horizon High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5321 East 136th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 972-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,999 students
Rank: #44.
Prairie Vista Youth Service Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
192 Bromley Business Parkway
Brighton, CO 80603
(303) 659-4450
Grades: 4-12
| 19 students
Rank: #55.
Eagle Ridge Academy
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3551 Southern Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 345-4380
Grades: 9-12
| 526 students
Rank: #66.
Prairie Hills Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13801 Garfield Place
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-8780
Grades: K-5
| 435 students
Rank: #77.
Rocky Top Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14150 York Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,029 students
Rank: #88.
Foundations Academy
Charter School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
340 South 45th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 659-9519
Grades: K-8
| 753 students
Rank: #99.
West Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13102 Monaco Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 685-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 783 students
Rank: #1010.
Glacier Peak Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
12060 Jasmine Street
Brighton, CO 80605
(720) 972-5940
Grades: K-5
| 440 students
Rank: #1111.
Riverdale Ridge High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
13380 Yosemite Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(303) 655-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,332 students
Rank: #1212.
Mary E Pennock Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3707 Estrella Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 685-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
Rank: #1313.
Brighton High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
270 South 8th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,881 students
Rank: #1414.
Bromley East Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
356 Longspur Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 685-3297
Grades: PK-8
| 1,175 students
Rank: #1515.
Southeast Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1595 Southern Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 866-2650
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #1616.
Rodger Quist Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
13451 Yosemite Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(303) 655-6950
Grades: 6-8
| 916 students
Rank: #1717.
Shadow Ridge Middle School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
12551 Holly Street
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-5040
Grades: 6-8
| 768 students
Rank: #1818.
Innovations & Options
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
830 Bridge Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2850
Grades: 6-12
| 199 students
Rank: #1919.
27j Online Academy
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
89 N. 6th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2958
Grades: K-12
| 390 students
Rank: #2020.
Lochbuie Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Bonanza Boulevard
Brighton, CO 80603
(303) 536-2400
Grades: 3-5
| 277 students
Rank: #2121.
Elaine S. Padilla
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5505 Longs Peak Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-5100
Grades: PK-5
| 386 students
Rank: #2222.
Northeast Elementary School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1605 Longspeak
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2550
Grades: PK-6
| 524 students
Rank: #2323.
South Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
305 South 5th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 387 students
Rank: #2424.
Vikan Middle School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
879 Jessup Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-4050
Grades: 6-8
| 653 students
Rank: #2525.
Overland Trail Middle School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
455 North 19th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-4000
Grades: 6-8
| 546 students
Rank: n/an/a
5321 E 136th Ave
Brighton, CO 80602
(720) 972-8760
Grades: PK
| 27 students
Rank: n/an/a
1501 Fletcher Avenue
Brighton, CO 80603
(303) 536-2400
Grades: PK-2
| 378 students
Rank: n/an/a
1850 Egbert Suite G20
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 685-5490
Grades: PK
| 97 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Brighton, Colorado

Brighton, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
830 E. Bridge Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2850
Grades: 9-11
| n/a students
1850 Egbert Street
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 685-5475
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
5321 East 136th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(720) 972-4574
Grades: PK
| 36 students
3551 East Southern St
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-0773
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4700 East Bromley Ln
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 637-9234
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
89 North 6th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 195 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Brighton, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Brighton, CO include Silver Creek Elementary School, Brantner Elementary School and Horizon High School.
How many public schools are located in Brighton, CO?
28 public schools are located in Brighton, CO.
What percentage of students in Brighton, CO go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Brighton, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Brighton, CO?
Brighton, CO public schools minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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