Top 10 Best Denver Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 325 public schools serving 145,655 students in Denver, CO (there are 100 private schools, serving 18,644 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Denver, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Denver, CO are Polaris Elementary School, Dennison Elementary School and Challenge School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Denver, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Colorado public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Denver have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Denver, CO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Polaris Elementary School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
410 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 424-7860
Grades: 1-5
| 330 students
Rank: #22.
Dennison Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
401 Independence Street
Denver, CO 80226
(303) 982-6382
Grades: K-6
| 609 students
Rank: #33.
Challenge School
Magnet School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
9659 East Mississippi Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
(720) 747-2100
Grades: PK-8
| 534 students
Rank: #44.
Slavens K-8 School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3000 South Clayton Street
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 424-4150
Grades: K-8
| 732 students
Rank: #55.
William (Bill) Roberts Ece-8 School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2100 Akron Way
Denver, CO 80238
(720) 424-2640
Grades: PK-8
| 850 students
Rank: #66.
Hulstrom Options K-8 School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11551 Wyco Drive
Denver, CO 80233
(720) 972-5400
Grades: K-8
| 638 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Devinny Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1725 South Wright Street
Denver, CO 80228
(303) 982-9200
Grades: K-5
| 466 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Steck Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
450 Albion Street
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 424-3870
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #99.
Cory Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1550 South Steele Street
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 424-8380
Grades: 1-5
| 396 students
Rank: #1010.
Denver School Of The Arts
(Math: 64% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7111 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 424-1700
Grades: 6-12
| 1,090 students
Rank: #1111.
D'evelyn Junior/senior High School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10359 W Nassau Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 982-2600
Grades: 6-12
| 1,119 students
Rank: #1212.
Steele Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
320 South Marion Parkway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 424-3720
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #1313.
Morey Middle School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
840 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(720) 424-0700
Grades: 6-8
| 418 students
Rank: #1414.
Park Hill School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5050 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 424-4910
Grades: PK-5
| 684 students
Rank: #1515.
Rooney Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 South Coors Street
Denver, CO 80228
(303) 982-9620
Grades: K-5
| 469 students
Rank: #1616.
Dsst: Byers High School
Charter School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
150 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 524-6350
Grades: 9-12
| 557 students
Rank: #1717.
Westerly Creek Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8800 East 28th Avenue
Denver, CO 80238
(720) 424-3160
Grades: PK-5
| 715 students
Rank: #1818.
Mcauliffe International School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2540 Holly St
Denver, CO 80207
(720) 424-1540
Grades: 6-8
| 1,558 students
Rank: #1919.
Teller Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1150 Garfield Street
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 424-3560
Grades: PK-5
| 503 students
Rank: #2020.
Edison Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3350 Quitman Street
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 424-7780
Grades: PK-5
| 522 students
Rank: #2121.
Swigert International School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3480 Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80238
(720) 424-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 571 students
Rank: #2222.
East High School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 423-8300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,589 students
Rank: #2323.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
710 South Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 424-5990
Grades: PK-6
| 293 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Asbury Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1320 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 424-9750
Grades: K-5
| 310 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Carson Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5420 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 424-9090
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
University Park Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2300 South St Paul Street
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 424-3410
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #2727.
Green Mountain High School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13175 W Green Mountain Drive
Denver, CO 80228
(303) 982-9500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,081 students
Rank: #2828.
Denver Green School Northfield
(Math: 52% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5677 N Galena St
Denver, CO 80238
(720) 423-8200
Grades: 6-8
| 530 students
Rank: #2929.
Denver Language School
Charter School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
451 Newport Street
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 557-0852
Grades: K-8
| 885 students
Rank: #3030.
Bromwell Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2500 East 4th Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 424-9330
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #3131.
Creativity Challenge Community
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1551 S. Monroe St
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 424-0630
Grades: K-5
| 304 students
Rank: #3232.
Willow Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8499 E Stoll Place
Denver, CO 80238
(720) 424-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #3333.
Valdez Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2525 West 29th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 424-3310
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #3434.
Bradley International School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3051 South Elm Street
Denver, CO 80222
(720) 424-9468
Grades: PK-5
| 565 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Dsst: Conservatory Green High School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5590 N Central Park Blvd #4
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 802-4127
Grades: 9-12
| 576 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Ace Community Challenge School (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
948 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-9588
Grades: 8-10
| 181 students
1700 East 28th Avenue
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 391-6330
Grades: 9-12
| 311 students
3555 West 64th Avenue
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-1121
Grades: PK-5
| 360 students
574 West 6th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 629-6906
Grades: 6-8
| 272 students
2900 Richard Allen Court
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 424-9530
Grades: PK-5
| 160 students
5301 Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 650-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 288 students
9100 Poze Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300
Grades: K-5
| 930 students
3120 Irving Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 688-3842
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
7700 West Woodard Drive
Denver, CO 80227
(303) 982-6722
Grades: K-12
| 213 students
7243 Eastlawn Dr
Denver, CO 80203
(513) 389-0968
Grades: K-6
| 90 students
2690 Poze Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1460
Grades: K-1
| 310 students
1940 Elmwood Ln
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-7526
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
3240 Humboldt Street, 3rd Floo
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-2653
Grades: 7-8
| 115 students
455 Eppinger Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5900
Grades: K-9
| n/a students
3333 Holly St
Denver, CO 80207
(720) 575-0067
Grades: 9-10
| 143 students
2285 South Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 727-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 24 students
750 Galapago
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 629-1473
Grades: PK-6
| 213 students
655 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80224
(303) 394-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
3005 South Golden Way
Denver, CO 80227
(303) 802-4130
Grades: 6-8
| 166 students
3001 South Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 935-5473
Grades: 12
| n/a students
410 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-7869
Grades: PK-6
| 122 students
165 S. Union Blvd #777
Denver, CO 80228
(303) 255-4650
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
7700 Delta St
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 853-1400
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
2949 North Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 964-8993
Grades: K-12
| 117 students
520 West 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 424-7620
Grades: PK-8
| 350 students
5280 West Ohio Ave
Denver, CO 80232
(303) 982-8790
Grades: PK
| n/a students
14500 East Maxwell Place
Denver, CO 80239
(303) 371-6990
Grades: 3-5
| 293 students
1740 Jordan Drive
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-1330
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
2949 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 424-7140
Grades: PK-6
| 202 students
555 West 112th Avenue
Denver, CO 80234
(303) 446-7100
Grades: K-8
| 976 students
4050 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 355-1676
Grades: 6-8
| 241 students
1150 Lipan St
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 629-6364
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
3005 South Golden Way
Denver, CO 80227
(720) 423-9560
Grades: 8
| 183 students
455 East Eppinger Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5818
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
3301 South Monaco Boulevard
Denver, CO 80222
(720) 747-2400
Grades: PK-2
| 228 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Denver, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Denver, CO include Polaris Elementary School, Dennison Elementary School and Challenge School.
How many public schools are located in Denver, CO?
325 public schools are located in Denver, CO.
What percentage of students in Denver, CO go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Denver, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Denver, CO?
Denver, CO public schools minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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