Top 10 Best Fort Collins Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 29,266 students in Fort Collins, CO (there are 22 private schools, serving 1,611 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Fort Collins, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Fort Collins, CO are Zach Elementary School, Liberty Common Charter School and Fossil Ridge High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Fort Collins, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Fort Collins have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Fort Collins, CO Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Zach Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3715 Kechter Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5100
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #22.
Liberty Common Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1725 Sharp Point Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 482-9800
Grades: K-12
| 1,150 students
Rank: #33.
Fossil Ridge High School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5400 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-6260
Grades: 9-12
| 2,263 students
Rank: #44.
Traut Core Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2515 Timberwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #55.
Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3002 East Trilby Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 830 students
Rank: #66.
Werner Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5400 Mail Creek Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-5550
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #77.
Colorado Early College Fort Collins
Charter School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4424 Innovation Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 377-0044
Grades: 6-12
| 1,186 students
Rank: #88.
Psd Global Academy
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
703 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 490-3086
Grades: K-12
| 496 students
Rank: #99.
Fort Collins Montessori School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1900 South Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 631-8612
Grades: PK-6
| 219 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Mcgraw Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4800 Hinsdale Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8335
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Tavelli Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1118 Miramount Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 488-6725
Grades: PK-5
| 572 students
Rank: #1212.
Preston Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4901 Corbett Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 982 students
Rank: #1313.
Dunn Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
501 South Washington
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-4825
Grades: K-5
| 383 students
Rank: #1414.
Ridgeview Classical Schools
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1800 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 494-4620
Grades: K-12
| 702 students
Rank: #1515.
Bennett Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1125 Bennett Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-4750
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #1616.
Fort Collins High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3400 Lambkin Way
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-8021
Grades: 9-12
| 1,989 students
Rank: #1717.
Rocky Mountain High School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1300 West Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-7023
Grades: 9-12
| 2,087 students
Rank: #1818.
Polaris Expeditionary Learning School
Alternative School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-8260
Grades: K-12
| 389 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Johnson Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4101 Seneca Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-5000
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Kruse Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4400 Mcmurry Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-5625
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Shepardson Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1501 Springwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-4525
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #2222.
Bacon Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5844 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 443 students
Rank: #2323.
Riffenburgh Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1320 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-7935
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Rank: #2424.
O'dea Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
312 Princeton Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-4450
Grades: K-5
| 442 students
Rank: #2525.
Olander Elementary School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3401 Auntie Stone Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8410
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #2626.
Webber Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4201 Seneca Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 739 students
Rank: #2727.
Lopez Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
637 Wabash Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
Rank: #2828.
Poudre High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 Impala Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,958 students
Rank: #2929.
Axis International Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2130 West Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(303) 866-4643
Grades: PK-5
| 180 students
Rank: #3030.
Lesher Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 Stover Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 472-3800
Grades: 6-8
| 778 students
Rank: #3131.
Compass Community Collaborative School
Charter School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2105 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 372-4242
Grades: 6-12
| 173 students
Rank: #3232.
Beattie Elementary School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3000 Meadowlark Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-4225
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #3333.
Mountain Sage Community School
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2310 East Prospect Road Suite
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 568-5456
Grades: K-8
| 268 students
Rank: #3434.
Coyote Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7115 Avondale Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 679-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #3535.
Bauder Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2345 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-4150
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
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Fort Collins, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
703 East Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 490-3204
Grades: PK
| 84 students
1225 Redwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 419-3252
Grades: 7-12
| 72 students
2130 Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(303) 446-7100
Grades: K-5
| 177 students
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-8260
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-8260
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
2540 La Porte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 490-3360
Grades: 7-9
| 33 students
2551 Hampshire Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 407-9830
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
2745 Minnesota Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 224-3562
Grades: 7-12
| 231 students
4601 Corbett Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 207-4800
Grades: 7-12
| 7 students
2540 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 490-3239
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Fort Collins, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Fort Collins, CO include Zach Elementary School, Liberty Common Charter School and Fossil Ridge High School.
How many public schools are located in Fort Collins, CO?
51 public schools are located in Fort Collins, CO.
What percentage of students in Fort Collins, CO go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Fort Collins, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Fort Collins, CO?
Fort Collins, CO public schools minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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