Top 10 Best Otero County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 3,164 students in Otero County, CO. Otero County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Otero County, CO are Swink Elementary School, Fowler High School and Swink Junior-senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Otero County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Otero County have an average ranking of 2/10, 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 Otero County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Swink Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
610 Columbia Street
Swink, CO 81077
(719) 384-8103
Grades: K-6
| 169 students
Rank: #22.
Fowler High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 West Grant
Fowler, CO 81039
(719) 263-4279
Grades: 9-12
| 113 students
Rank: #33.
Swink Junior-senior High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
610 Columbia Street
Swink, CO 81077
(719) 384-8103
Grades: 7-12
| 144 students
Rank: #44.
Fowler Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 West Grant
Fowler, CO 81093
(719) 263-4364
Grades: K-6
| 205 students
Rank: #55.
Jefferson Intermediate School
Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
901 South 11th Street
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
(719) 254-7669
Grades: 3-6
| 236 students
Rank: #66.
Cheraw School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Lakeview Avenue
Cheraw, CO 81030
(719) 853-6655
Grades: PK-12
| 219 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Fowler Junior High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
600 West Eugene Avenue
Fowler, CO 81039
(719) 263-4224
Grades: 7-8
| 50 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Manzanola Junior-senior High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 South Catalpa
Manzanola, CO 81058
(719) 462-5528
Grades: 6-12
| 109 students
Rank: #99.
Rocky Ford Junior/senior High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 West Washington
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
(719) 254-7431
Grades: 7-12
| 326 students
Rank: #1010.
Manzanola Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
200 S Canal St.
Manzanola, CO 81058
(719) 462-5578
Grades: PK-5
| 58 students
Rank: #1111.
La Junta Jr/sr High School
Math: 12% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1817 Smithland Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-4467
Grades: 7-12
| 478 students
Rank: #1212.
La Junta Intermediate School
Math: 8% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
901 Smithland Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-9151
Grades: 3-6
| 383 students
Rank: n/an/a
601 Topeka Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-2991
Grades: K-2
| 302 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tiger Trades Academy
Alternative School
1401 East 6th Stree
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 363-1504
Grades: 5-12
| 215 students
Rank: n/an/a
709 South 11th Street
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
(719) 254-7681
Grades: PK-2
| 157 students
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Otero County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
110 Lakeview Avenue
Cheraw, CO 81030
(719) 853-6655
Grades: PK-5
| 117 students
110 Lakeview Avenue
Cheraw, CO 81030
(719) 853-6655
Grades: 6-8
| 52 students
901 South 11 St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
(719) 254-7669
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1817 Smithland
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-4467
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
901 Smithland
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-4371
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
P O Box 218
Fowler, CO 81039
(719) 263-5251
Grades: K-3
| 101 students
1817 Smithland
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-4460
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
P O Box 218
Fowler, CO 81039
(719) 263-4364
Grades: 4-6
| 92 students

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