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For the 2021 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 2,403 students in Chaffee County, CO. 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 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Best Chaffee County Public Schools (2021)

  • 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) 530-0681

    Grades: 5-8 | 28 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 | 287 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 | 360 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 | 435 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 | 344 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Horizons Exploratory Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    349 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
    (303) 866-6600

    Grades: PK-8 | 89 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Harry L Mc Ginnis Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    549 Railroad
    Buena Vista, CO 81211
    (719) 395-7060

    Grades: 6-8 | 256 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: PK-5 | 486 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Chaffee County High School Alternative School
    613 East Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211
    (719) 395-4064

    Grades: 7-12 | 30 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.516 Teller Ave
    Salida, CO 81201
    (719) 530-5237

    Grades: PK | 59 students
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