Top 10 Best 81501 Colorado Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,406 students in 81501, CO (there are 2 private schools, serving 218 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in 81501, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in 81501, CO are Tope Elementary School, Grand Junction High School and Grand River Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 81501 have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in 81501, CO have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best 81501, CO Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Tope Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2220 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-7070
Grades: PK-5
| 316 students
Rank: #22.
Grand Junction High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 N 5th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,479 students
Rank: #33.
Grand River Academy
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 N 14th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5343
Grades: K-12
| 513 students
Rank: #44.
Orchard Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-7560
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #55.
Dual Immersion School
Alternative School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
552 A West Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6070
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #66.
East Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
830 Gunnison Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5020
Grades: 6-8
| 406 students
Rank: #77.
Chipeta Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
950 Chipeta Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6825
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #88.
Nisley Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
543 28-3/4 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5900
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #99.
R-5 High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
455 N. 22nd St.ste. B
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6880
Grades: 9-12
| 274 students
Rank: n/an/a
Grand Mesa Youth Services Center
Alternative School
360 28 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 242-8445
Grades: 5-12
| 13 students
Rank: n/an/a
519 18th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5682
Grades: PK
| 21 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in 81501 Colorado

81501, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
624 N 9th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6825
Grades: PK-5
| 163 students
2115 Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-6600
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
360 28 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(303) 866-6600
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
410 Hill Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 254-5400
Grades: PK
| n/a students
310 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 242-4350
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 81501, CO?
The top ranked public schools in 81501, CO include Tope Elementary School, Grand Junction High School and Grand River Academy.
How many public schools are located in 81501, CO?
11 public schools are located in 81501, CO.
What percentage of students in 81501, CO go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in 81501, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in 81501, CO?
81501, CO public schools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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