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For the 2021 school year, there are 209 public schools serving 92,511 students in Denver County, CO. Denver County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Denver County, CO are Polaris Elementary School, Slavens K-8 School and Cory Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Denver County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Denver County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Denver County 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: #22.
    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: #33.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #99.
    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: #1010.
    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: #1111.
    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: #1212.
    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: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    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: #1616.
    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: #1717.
    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: #1818.
    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: #1919.
    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: #2020.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    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: #2323.
    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: #2424.
    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: #2525.
    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: #2626.
    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
  • Rank: #2727.
    Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High School Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4800 Telluride Street #2
    Denver, CO 80249
    (303) 524-6300

    Grades: 9-12 | 550 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Morey Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    840 East 14th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80218
    (720) 424-0700

    Grades: 6-8 | 280 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Rocky Mountain School Of Expeditionary Learning Math: 47% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1700 South Holly Street
    Denver, CO 80222
    (303) 759-2076

    Grades: K-12 | 389 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Edison Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3350 Quitman Street
    Denver, CO 80212
    (720) 424-7780

    Grades: PK-5 | 576 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Isabella Bird Community School Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2701 N. Lima St.
    Denver, CO 80238
    (720) 423-9900

    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Odyssey School Of Denver Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6550 East 21st Avenue
    Denver, CO 80207
    (303) 316-3944

    Grades: K-8 | 235 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Dsst: Stapleton Middle School Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2000 Valentia Street
    Denver, CO 80238
    (303) 320-5570

    Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Highline Academy Southeast Charter School
    Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2170 South Dahlia Street
    Denver, CO 80222
    (303) 759-7808

    Grades: K-8 | 522 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Skinner Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3435 West 40th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80211
    (720) 424-1420

    Grades: 6-8 | 608 students
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