Top 5 Best Pitkin County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,652 students in Pitkin County, CO (there are 1 private school, serving 295 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Pitkin County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Pitkin County, CO are Aspen High School, Aspen Community Charter School and Aspen Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pitkin County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Colorado public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Pitkin County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Pitkin County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Aspen High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
235 High School Road
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3760
Grades: 9-12
| 569 students
Rank: #22.
Aspen Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1199 Woody Creek Road
Woody Creek, CO 81656
(970) 923-4080
Grades: PK-8
| 135 students
Rank: #33.
Aspen Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
235 High School Road
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3760
Grades: 5-8
| 469 students
Rank: #44.
Aspen Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
235 High School Road
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3760
Grades: PK-4
| 464 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aspen Preschool
235 High School Road
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3760
Grades: PK
| 15 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Pitkin County, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Pitkin County, CO include Aspen High School, Aspen Community Charter School and Aspen Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Pitkin County, CO?
5 public schools are located in Pitkin County, CO.
What percentage of students in Pitkin County, CO go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Pitkin County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Pitkin County, CO?
Pitkin County, CO public schools minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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