Top 10 Best Chaffee County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 2,293 students in Chaffee County, CO (there are 2 private schools, serving 129 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Chaffee County, CO are educated in public schools compared to the CO state average of 93%. Chaffee County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Chaffee County, CO are Crest Academy, Buena Vista High School and Salida High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Chaffee County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Chaffee County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Chaffee County Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Crest Academy
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
220 12th Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-2977
Grades: 5-8
| 44 students
Rank: #22.
Buena Vista High School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
559 Railroad
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 267 students
Rank: #33.
Salida High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
26 Jones Avenue
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 369 students
Rank: #44.
Longfellow Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
425 West 7th Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-5260
Grades: K-4
| 418 students
Rank: #55.
Salida Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
520 Milford Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-5300
Grades: 5-8
| 326 students
Rank: #66.
Horizons Exploratory Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
310 E 9th Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-5252
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
Rank: #77.
Salida Montessori Charter School
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1040 I Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-4887
Grades: PK-8
| 87 students
Rank: #88.
Buena Vista Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
549 Railroad
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-7060
Grades: 6-8
| 187 students
Rank: #99.
Avery/parsons Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
516 East Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-7020
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: n/an/a
Chaffee County High School
Alternative School
613 East Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-4064
Grades: 7-12
| 39 students
Rank: n/an/a
516 East Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-5270
Grades: PK
| 73 students
Rank: n/an/a
516 Teller Ave
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-5237
Grades: PK
| 58 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Chaffee County, CO

Chaffee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
P O Box 1199
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-4675
Grades: 5-12
| 22 students
613 East Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-4064
Grades: 3-12
| 7 students

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