Top 3 Best New Castle Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,510 students in New Castle, CO (there are 2 private schools, serving 216 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in New Castle, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in New Castle, CO are Coal Ridge High School, Riverside School and Elk Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Castle, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in New Castle have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best New Castle, CO Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in New Castle, CO?
The top ranked public schools in New Castle, CO include Coal Ridge High School, Riverside School and Elk Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in New Castle, CO?
4 public schools are located in New Castle, CO.
What percentage of students in New Castle, CO go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in New Castle, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in New Castle, CO?
New Castle, CO public schools minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Recent Articles

Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Learn about how public schools are making their campuses greener through technology investments, policy changes, and eco-friendly student education.
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Honors or general courses? Find out which type is best for your child's learning environment and GPA.
Public Schools in a Minute
January 27, 2024
Public Schools in a Minute
Explore the diverse world of public schools in a minute! Our brief overview provides a snapshot of the educational landscape, school districts, curriculum, and more. Get a quick glance at the big picture of K-12 education.