Top 10 Best 80229 Colorado Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 7,901 students in 80229, CO (there are 2 private schools, serving 380 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in 80229, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in 80229, CO are New America School - Thornton, Mapleton Early College High School and Academy High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 80229 have an average math proficiency score of 9% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in 80229, CO have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best 80229, CO Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New America School - Thornton
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8978 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 991-0130
Grades: 9-12
| 244 students
Rank: #22.
Mapleton Early College High School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8980 York St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1960
Grades: 9-12
| 279 students
Rank: #33.
Academy High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8970 York St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 470 students
Rank: #44.
Explore Pk-8
Magnet School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
10310 York St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300
Grades: PK-8
| 578 students
Rank: #55.
Monterey Community School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 30% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2210 Mcelwain Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1360
Grades: K-8
| 366 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Achieve Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9100 Poze Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300
Grades: PK-8
| 397 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Clayton Partnership School
Magnet School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8970 York St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1460
Grades: K-8
| 407 students
Rank: #88.
Coronado Hills Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8300 Downing Drive
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5320
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #99.
Thornton Elementary School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Eppinger Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5660
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
Rank: #1010.
York International
Magnet School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9200 York St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1600
Grades: K-12
| 851 students
Rank: #1111.
Thornton High School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9351 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,485 students
Rank: #1212.
Meadow Community School
Magnet School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9150 Monroe St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1500
Grades: PK-8
| 411 students
Rank: #1313.
Welby Community School
Magnet School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 E 78th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1700
Grades: PK-6
| 323 students
Rank: #1414.
Mcelwain Elementary School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1020 Dawson Drive
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5500
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #1515.
Thornton Middle School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9451 Hoffman Way
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5160
Grades: 6-8
| 795 students
Rank: n/an/a
1500 East 128th Avenue
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-6001
Grades: PK
| 45 students
Rank: n/an/a
North Valley School For Young Adults
Alternative School
8990 York St
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1790
Grades: 9-12
| 90 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in 80229 Colorado

80229, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
9100 Poze Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300
Grades: K-5
| 930 students
2690 Poze Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1460
Grades: K-1
| 310 students
455 Eppinger Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5900
Grades: K-9
| n/a students
455 East Eppinger Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5818
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
602 East 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1100
Grades: PK-K
| 327 students
9150 Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1500
Grades: K-5
| 540 students
2201 Mc Elwain Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1360
Grades: K-6
| 374 students
601 East 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 991-0130
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
89000 York Street
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1200
Grades: 9-12
| 475 students
1200 East 78th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1660
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
9200 York Street
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1600
Grades: 6-8
| 516 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 80229, CO?
The top ranked public schools in 80229, CO include New America School - Thornton, Mapleton Early College High School and Academy High School.
How many public schools are located in 80229, CO?
17 public schools are located in 80229, CO.
What percentage of students in 80229, CO go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in 80229, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in 80229, CO?
80229, CO public schools minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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