Top 10 Best La Plata County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 7,089 students in La Plata County, CO. La Plata County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in La Plata County, CO are Mountain Middle School, Durango High School and Bayfield High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
La Plata County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in La Plata County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best La Plata County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mountain Middle School
Charter School
Math: 46% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
108 West 31st Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 828-5600
Grades: 4-8
| 253 students
Rank: #22.
Durango High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2390 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-1630
Grades: 9-12
| 1,292 students
Rank: #33.
Bayfield High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 Co Rd 501
Bayfield, CO 81122
(970) 884-9521
Grades: 9-12
| 388 students
Rank: #44.
Animas High School
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
271 Twin Buttes Ave
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 247-2474
Grades: 9-12
| 198 students
Rank: #55.
Animas Valley Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
373 Hermosa Meadows Road
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-0124
Grades: PK-5
| 217 students
Rank: #66.
Park Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
510 E. 6th Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-3718
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #77.
Riverview Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2900 Mesa Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-3862
Grades: PK-5
| 420 students
Rank: #88.
Miller Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2608 Junction Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-1418
Grades: 6-8
| 469 students
Rank: #99.
Southwest Colorado Eschool
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 Camino Del Rio Suite 220
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 403-0946
Grades: 6-12
| 74 students
Rank: #1010.
Escalante Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
141 Baker Lane
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 247-9491
Grades: 6-8
| 503 students
Rank: #1111.
Bayfield Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
615 E. Oak
Bayfield, CO 81122
(970) 884-9592
Grades: 6-8
| 340 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Florida Mesa Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
216 Highway 172
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 247-4250
Grades: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Needham Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2425 West Third Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4791
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #1414.
Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11274 Highway 140
Hesperus, CO 81326
(970) 588-3331
Grades: PK-5
| 106 students
Rank: #1515.
The Juniper School
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
201 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 403-4262
Grades: K-5
| 137 students
Rank: #1616.
Sunnyside Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
75 Cr 218
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 259-5249
Grades: PK-5
| 136 students
Rank: #1717.
Durango Big Picture High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-0203
Grades: 9-12
| 73 students
Rank: #1818.
Ignacio High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
315 Becker Street
Ignacio, CO 81137
(970) 563-0515
Grades: 9-12
| 221 students
Rank: #1919.
Bayfield Intermediate School
Math: 19% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
720 E Oak
Bayfield, CO 81122
(970) 884-9571
Grades: 3-5
| 291 students
Rank: #2020.
Ignacio Middle School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
315 Ignacio Street
Ignacio, CO 81137
(970) 563-0600
Grades: 6-8
| 161 students
Rank: #2121.
Ignacio Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
85 County Road 320
Ignacio, CO 81137
(970) 563-0650
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
Rank: n/an/a
511 East Mustang Lane
Bayfield, CO 81122
(970) 884-0881
Grades: PK-2
| 295 students
Rank: n/an/a
201 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5411
Grades: K-12
| 143 students
Rank: n/an/a
Robert Denier Youth Services Center
Alternative School
720 Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 375-2781
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in La Plata County, CO

La Plata County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
301 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-4354
Grades: 6-12
| 88 students
215 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-0203
Grades: 6-12
| 111 students
315 Ignacio St
Ignacio, CO 81137
(970) 563-0515
Grades: 9-12
| 36 students
535 Candelaria Street
Ignacio, CO 81137
(970) 563-0681
Grades: 9-12
| 67 students

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