Top 10 Best La Plata County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 7,958 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 Animas 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 46% (versus the 44% 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 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top La Plata County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Mountain Middle School Charter School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    108 West 31st Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 828-5600

    Grades: 4-8 | 254 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Durango High School Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2390 Main Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 259-1630

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,101 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Animas High School Charter School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    271 Twin Buttes Ave
    Durango, CO 81302
    (970) 247-2474

    Grades: 9-12 | 258 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Park Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    510 E. 6th Ave.
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-3718

    Grades: PK-5 | 455 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Miller Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2608 Junction Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-1418

    Grades: 6-8 | 455 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Riverview Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2900 Mesa Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-3862

    Grades: PK-5 | 481 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    11274 Highway 140
    Hesperus, CO 81326
    (970) 588-3331

    Grades: PK-5 | 140 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Animas Valley Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    373 Hermosa Meadows Road
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-0124

    Grades: PK-5 | 273 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Bayfield Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    615 E. Oak 24 Clover Dr
    Bayfield, CO 81122
    (970) 884-9592

    Grades: 6-8 | 302 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Bayfield High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    800 Co Rd 501 24 Clover Dr
    Bayfield, CO 81122
    (970) 884-9521

    Grades: 9-12 | 381 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Escalante Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    141 Baker Lane
    Durango, CO 81303
    (970) 247-9491

    Grades: 6-8 | 475 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Sunnyside Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    75 Cr 218
    Durango, CO 81303
    (970) 259-5249

    Grades: PK-5 | 149 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Needham Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2425 West Third Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-4791

    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    The Juniper School Charter School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 East 12th Street
    Durango, CO 81302
    (970) 403-4262

    Grades: K-5 | 118 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Southwest Colorado E-school Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 East 12th Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 403-0946

    Grades: 6-12 | 61 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Bayfield Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    511 E Mustang Ln 24 Clover Dr
    Bayfield, CO 81122
    (970) 884-9571

    Grades: PK-5 | 694 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Ignacio Middle School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    315 Ignacio Street
    Ignacio, CO 81137
    (970) 563-0600

    Grades: 6-8 | 194 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Durango Big Picture High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    215 East 12th Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 259-0203

    Grades: 9-12 | 88 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Florida Mesa Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    216 Highway 172
    Durango, CO 81303
    (970) 247-4250

    Grades: PK-5 | 363 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    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 | 333 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Ignacio High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    315 Becker Street
    Ignacio, CO 81137
    (970) 563-0515

    Grades: 9-12 | 259 students
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.201 East 12th Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-5411

    Grades: K-12 | 155 students
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Robert Denier Youth Services Center Alternative School
    720 Turner Drive
    Durango, CO 81303
    (970) 375-2781

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a student
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