Top 10 Best Fort Collins Public Preschools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public preschools serving 8,027 students in Fort Collins, CO.
The top ranked public preschools in Fort Collins, CO are Traut Core Elementary School, Shepardson Elementary School and Tavelli Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Fort Collins, CO public preschools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Colorado public pre school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 42% statewide average). Pre schools in Fort Collins have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Colorado public pre schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public preschool average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Preschools in Fort Collins, CO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Traut Core Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2515 Timberwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #22.
Shepardson Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1501 Springwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-4525
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #33.
Tavelli Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1118 Miramount Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 488-6725
Grades: PK-5
| 572 students
Rank: #44.
Bacon Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5844 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 443 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Coyote Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7115 Avondale Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 679-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
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: #77.
Fort Collins Montessori School
Charter School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1900 South Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 631-8612
Grades: PK-6
| 219 students
Rank: #88.
Kruse Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4400 Mcmurry Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-5625
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #99.
Bennett Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1125 Bennett Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-4750
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Beattie Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3000 Meadowlark Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-4225
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Johnson Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4101 Seneca Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-5000
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Lopez Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
637 Wabash Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Olander Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3401 Auntie Stone Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8410
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #1414.
Axis International Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2130 West Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(303) 866-4643
Grades: PK-5
| 180 students
Rank: #1515.
Bauder Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2345 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-4150
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #1616.
Harris Bilingual Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 East Elizabeth
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 488-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 314 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Cottonwood Plains Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
525 Turman Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 613-5900
Grades: PK-5
| 394 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Linton Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Caribou Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-5850
Grades: PK-5
| 375 students
Rank: #1919.
Laurel Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 East Locust Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 488-5925
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #2020.
Irish Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Irish Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #2121.
Putnam Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Maple Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 316 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Fort Collins, Colorado

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 preschools in Fort Collins, CO?
The top ranked public preschools in Fort Collins, CO include Traut Core Elementary School, Shepardson Elementary School and Tavelli Elementary School.
How many public preschools are located in Fort Collins, CO?
21 public preschools are located in Fort Collins, CO.
What is the racial composition of students in Fort Collins, CO?
Fort Collins, CO public preschools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public preschools average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

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