Top 10 Best Garfield County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 10,682 students in Garfield County, CO (there are 8 private schools, serving 853 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Garfield County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Garfield County, CO are Glenwood Springs High School, Roaring Fork High School and Coal Ridge High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Garfield County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Garfield County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Garfield County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Glenwood Springs High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1521 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 384-5555
Grades: 9-12
| 1,015 students
Rank: #22.
Roaring Fork High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2270 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5757
Grades: 9-12
| 385 students
Rank: #33.
Coal Ridge High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
35947 Highway 6
New Castle, CO 81647
(970) 625-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 498 students
Rank: #44.
Two Rivers Community School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
195 Center Drive
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
(970) 384-4488
Grades: K-8
| 392 students
Rank: #55.
Marble Charter School
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
412 West Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-9550
Grades: K-10
| 42 students
Rank: #66.
Carbondale Community Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1505 Satank Road
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-9647
Grades: K-8
| 135 students
Rank: #77.
Carbondale Middle School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
180 Snowmass Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5700
Grades: 5-8
| 348 students
Rank: #88.
Sopris Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1150 Mount Sopris Drive
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
(970) 384-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #99.
Bridges
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
455 South 3rd Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5995
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: #1010.
Ross Montessori School
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
109 Lewies Lane
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-7199
Grades: K-8
| 310 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Cactus Valley Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
222 Grand Avenue
Silt, CO 81652
(970) 665-7850
Grades: PK-5
| 432 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Rifle High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 Prefontaine Ave
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 665-7725
Grades: 9-12
| 778 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Grand Valley High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Cardinal Way
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5705
Grades: 9-12
| 326 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Riverside School
Math: 17% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Alder Avenue
New Castle, CO 81647
(970) 665-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 474 students
Rank: #1515.
Elk Creek Elementary School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
804 West Main Street
New Castle, CO 81647
(970) 665-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 250 students
Rank: #1616.
Riverview School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
228 Flying M Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 510-0252
Grades: PK-8
| 364 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Graham Mesa Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1575 Farmstead Parkway
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 665-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Kathryn Senor Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Alder Avenue
New Castle, CO 81647
(970) 665-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 288 students
Rank: #1919.
Glenwood Springs Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Soccerfield Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 384-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 422 students
Rank: #2020.
Grand Valley Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
0364 Siprelle Drive
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5707
Grades: 6-8
| 267 students
Rank: #2121.
Bea Underwood Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
0741 Tamarisk Trail
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5703
Grades: 2-5
| 355 students
Rank: #2222.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 East 7th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 665-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #2323.
Wamsley Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
225 East 30th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 665-7950
Grades: PK-5
| 378 students
Rank: #2424.
Rifle Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
753 Railroad
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 665-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 633 students
Rank: #2525.
Crystal River Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Snowmass Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5620
Grades: PK-4
| 374 students
Rank: #2626.
Glenwood Springs Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
915 School Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
(970) 384-5450
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: n/an/a
741 Tamarisk Trail
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5700
Grades: PK
| 54 students
Rank: n/an/a
100 East Second Street
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5702
Grades: PK-1
| 223 students
Rank: n/an/a
695 Red Mt Drive
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 948-3581
Grades: PK
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Yampah Mountain School
Alternative School
695 Red Mountain Drive
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-9463
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Garfield County, CO

Garfield County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
600 South 3rd
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5650
Grades: K-5
| 411 students
703 Railroad Ave
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 625-7895
Grades: 6-12
| 308 students
460 Stone Quarry Rd
Parachute, CO 81635
(970) 285-5701
Grades: 4-5
| 169 students
695 Red Mountain Dr
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-9546
Grades: 8-12
| 14 students
695 Red Mountain Dr
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-9463
Grades: 9-12
| 33 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Garfield County, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Garfield County, CO include Glenwood Springs High School, Roaring Fork High School and Coal Ridge High School.
How many public schools are located in Garfield County, CO?
30 public schools are located in Garfield County, CO.
What percentage of students in Garfield County, CO go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Garfield County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Garfield County, CO?
Garfield County, CO public schools minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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