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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 27 public schools in Garfield County, CO, serving 10,847 students.
  • Garfield County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Garfield County have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
  • The top ranked public schools in Garfield County, CO are Bridges, Carbondale Community Charter School and Glenwood Springs High School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is less than the Colorado public school average of 17:1.

Top Garfield County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Bea Underwood Elementary School Math: 8% | Reading: 18%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    0741 Tamarisk Trail
    Parachute, CO 81635
    (970)285-5703

    Grades: 2-5 | 359 students
  • Bridges Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank: Top 30%
    455 South 3rd Street
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    (970)384-5995

    Grades: 9-12 | 50 students
  • Cactus Valley Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    222 Grand Avenue
    Silt, CO 81652
    (970)665-7850

    Grades: PK-4 | 430 students
  • Carbondale Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1505 Satank Road
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    (970)963-9647

    Grades: K-8 | 135 students
  • Carbondale Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Top 50%
    180 Snowmass Drive
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    (970)384-5700

    Grades: 5-8 | 321 students
  • Coal Ridge High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    35947 Highway 6
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970)625-6700

    Grades: 9-12 | 562 students
  • Crystal River Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    160 Snowmass Drive
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    (970)384-5620

    Grades: PK-4 | 455 students
  • Elk Creek Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    804 West Main Street
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970)665-6900

    Grades: PK-4 | 249 students
  • Glenwood Springs Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    915 School Street
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
    (970)384-5450

    Grades: PK-5 | 560 students
  • Glenwood Springs High School Math: 43% | Reading: 39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1521 Grand Avenue
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    (970)384-5555

    Grades: 9-12 | 948 students
  • Glenwood Springs Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 30%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    120 Soccerfield Road
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    (970)384-5500

    Grades: 6-8 | 422 students
  • Graham Mesa Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1575 Farmstead Parkway
    Rifle, CO 81650
    (970)665-7500

    Grades: PK-4 | 349 students
  • Grand Valley Center For Family Learning
    100 East Second Street
    Parachute, CO 81635
    (970)285-5702

    Grades: PK-1 | 252 students
  • Grand Valley High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    800 Cardinal Way
    Parachute, CO 81635
    (970)285-5705

    Grades: 9-12 | 327 students
  • Grand Valley Middle School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    0364 Siprelle Drive
    Parachute, CO 81635
    (970)285-5707

    Grades: 6-8 | 242 students
  • Highland Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1500 East 7th Street
    Rifle, CO 81650
    (970)665-6800

    Grades: PK-4 | 422 students
  • Kathryn Senor Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    101 Alder Avenue
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970)665-7700

    Grades: PK-4 | 263 students
  • Rifle High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1350 Prefontaine Ave
    Rifle, CO 81650
    (970)665-7725

    Grades: 9-12 | 764 students
  • Rifle Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 21%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    753 Railroad
    Rifle, CO 81650
    (970)665-7900

    Grades: 5-8 | 844 students
  • Riverside School Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    215 Alder Avenue
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970)665-7800

    Grades: 5-8 | 637 students
  • Riverview School Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    228 Flying M Road
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    (970)510-0252

    Grades: PK-8 | 420 students
  • Roaring Fork High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2270 Highway 133
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    (970)384-5757

    Grades: 9-12 | 384 students
  • Ross Montessori School Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Top 50%
    109 Lewies Lane
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    (970)963-7199

    Grades: K-8 | 303 students
  • Sopris Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1150 Mount Sopris Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
    (970)384-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 403 students
  • Two Rivers Community School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Top 50%
    195 Center Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
    (970)309-3529

    Grades: K-8 | 300 students
  • Wamsley Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    225 East 30th Street
    Rifle, CO 81650
    (970)665-7950

    Grades: PK-4 | 293 students
  • Yampah Mountain School Alternative School
    695 Red Mountain Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    (970)945-9463

    Grades: 6-12 | 153 students
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