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For the 2021 school year, there are 323 public schools serving 148,912 students in Denver, CO. Denver has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Denver, CO are Polaris Elementary School, Challenge School and Dennison Elementary 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 30% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 44% 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 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Denver, CO Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Polaris Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    410 Park Avenue West
    Denver, CO 80205
    (720) 424-7860

    Grades: 1-5 | 334 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Challenge School Magnet School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9659 East Mississippi Avenue
    Denver, CO 80231
    (720) 747-2100

    Grades: PK-8 | 534 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Dennison Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    401 Independence Street
    Denver, CO 80226
    (303) 982-6382

    Grades: K-6 | 627 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Hulstrom Options K-8 School Math: 84% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11551 Wyco Drive
    Denver, CO 80233
    (720) 972-5400

    Grades: K-8 | 677 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Slavens K-8 School Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3000 South Clayton Street
    Denver, CO 80210
    (720) 424-4150

    Grades: K-8 | 734 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Cory Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1550 South Steele Street
    Denver, CO 80210
    (720) 424-8380

    Grades: 1-5 | 409 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Mcauliffe International School Math: 76% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2540 Holly St
    Denver, CO 80207
    (720) 424-1540

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,158 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Denver School Of The Arts Math: 74% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7111 Montview Blvd
    Denver, CO 80220
    (720) 424-1700

    Grades: 6-12 | 1,103 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Devinny Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1725 South Wright Street
    Denver, CO 80228
    (303) 982-9200

    Grades: K-6 | 553 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    D'evelyn Junior/senior High School Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10359 W Nassau Avenue
    Denver, CO 80235
    (303) 982-2600

    Grades: 7-12 | 1,026 student
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Swigert International School Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3480 Syracuse Street
    Denver, CO 80238
    (720) 424-4800

    Grades: PK-5 | 607 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Bromwell Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2500 East 4th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80206
    (720) 424-9330

    Grades: PK-5 | 313 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Steck Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    450 Albion Street
    Denver, CO 80220
    (720) 424-3870

    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Carson Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5420 East 1st Avenue
    Denver, CO 80220
    (720) 424-9090

    Grades: K-5 | 462 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Steele Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    320 South Marion Parkway
    Denver, CO 80209
    (720) 424-3720

    Grades: K-5 | 486 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    William (bill) Roberts K-8 School Math: 67% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2100 Akron Way
    Denver, CO 80238
    (720) 424-2640

    Grades: PK-8 | 909 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Dsst: Byers Middle School Charter School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    150 S. Pearl St.
    Denver, CO 80209
    (303) 524-6350

    Grades: 6-8 | 474 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Westerly Creek Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8800 East 28th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80238
    (720) 424-3160

    Grades: PK-5 | 704 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    University Park Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2300 South St Paul Street
    Denver, CO 80210
    (720) 424-3410

    Grades: K-5 | 433 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Creativity Challenge Community Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1551 S. Monroe St
    Denver, CO 80210
    (720) 424-0630

    Grades: K-5 | 303 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Park Hill School Math: 66% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5050 East 19th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80220
    (720) 424-4910

    Grades: PK-5 | 680 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Bradley International School Math: 60% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3051 South Elm Street
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 424-9468

    Grades: PK-5 | 568 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Dsst: Stapleton High School Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2000 Valentia Street
    Denver, CO 80238
    (303) 320-5570

    Grades: 9-12 | 576 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Kendrick Lakes Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1350 South Hoyt Street
    Denver, CO 80232
    (303) 982-8324

    Grades: PK-6 | 448 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Rooney Ranch Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2200 South Coors Street
    Denver, CO 80228
    (303) 982-9620

    Grades: K-6 | 580 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Asbury Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1320 East Asbury Avenue
    Denver, CO 80210
    (720) 424-9750

    Grades: K-5 | 334 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    710 South Pennsylvania Street
    Denver, CO 80209
    (720) 424-5990

    Grades: PK-6 | 359 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Southmoor Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3755 South Magnolia Way
    Denver, CO 80237
    (720) 424-3930

    Grades: PK-5 | 467 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Stem Lab Magnet School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11700 Irma Drive
    Denver, CO 80233
    (720) 972-4000

    Grades: K-8 | 469 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    East High School Math: 56% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1600 City Park Esplanade
    Denver, CO 80206
    (720) 423-8300

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,659 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Teller Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1150 Garfield Street
    Denver, CO 80206
    (720) 424-3560

    Grades: PK-5 | 504 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Denver Language School Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    451 Newport Street
    Denver, CO 80220
    (303) 557-0852

    Grades: K-8 | 748 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Valdez Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2525 West 29 Avenue
    Denver, CO 80211
    (720) 424-3310

    Grades: PK-5 | 406 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Green Mountain High School Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    13175 W Green Mountain Drive
    Denver, CO 80228
    (303) 982-9500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,108 student
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    High Technical Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8499 E Stoll Place
    Denver, CO 80238
    (720) 424-2100

    Grades: PK-5 | 577 students
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