Top 10 Best Rio Grande County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 2,424 students in Rio Grande County, CO (there are 2 private schools, serving 61 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Rio Grande County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Rio Grande County, CO are Sargent Senior High School, Byron Syring Delta Center and Monte Vista Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rio Grande County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Rio Grande County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Rio Grande County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sargent Senior High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7090 North County Road 2 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-4025
Grades: 9-12
| 96 students
Rank: #22.
Byron Syring Delta Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
345 Prospect
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-2212
Grades: 9-12
| 57 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Monte Vista Senior High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
295 East Prospect
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-3586
Grades: 9-12
| 265 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Sargent Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7090 North County Road 2 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-4024
Grades: K-6
| 186 students
Rank: #55.
Bill Metz Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
545 Second
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-4041
Grades: 2-5
| 270 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Center High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-2232
Grades: 9-12
| 148 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Sargent Junior High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7090 North County Road 2 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-4025
Grades: 7-8
| 48 students
Rank: #88.
Del Norte High Jr./sr. High School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
950 French Street
Del Norte, CO 81132
(719) 657-4050
Grades: 7-12
| 178 students
Rank: #99.
Haskin Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-3982
Grades: PK-5
| 290 students
Rank: #1010.
Del Norte Elementary School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
950 French Street
Del Norte, CO 81132
(719) 657-4030
Grades: K-6
| 225 students
Rank: #1111.
Monte Vista Middle School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3720 Sherman Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-5984
Grades: 6-8
| 239 students
Rank: #1212.
Skoglund Middle School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-2232
Grades: 6-8
| 141 students
Rank: n/an/a
The Academic Recovery Center Of San Luis Valley
Alternative School
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-2859
Grades: 9-12
| 23 students
Rank: n/an/a
550 South Sylvester
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-3442
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
Rank: n/an/a
215 Lyell
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-3231
Grades: PK-1
| 150 students
Rank: n/an/a
Monte Vista On-line Academy
Alternative School
Reading: ≥50%
345 East Prospect
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-2212
Grades: 4-12
| 93 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Rio Grande County, CO

Rio Grande County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
77011th St
Del Norte, CO 81132
(719) 657-4030
Grades: K-1
| 74 students
525 Second Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-5996
Grades: K-12
| 8 students
10th & Oak
Del Norte, CO 81132
(719) 657-4030
Grades: K-4
| 185 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Rio Grande County, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Rio Grande County, CO include Sargent Senior High School, Byron Syring Delta Center and Monte Vista Senior High School.
How many public schools are located in Rio Grande County, CO?
16 public schools are located in Rio Grande County, CO.
What percentage of students in Rio Grande County, CO go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Rio Grande County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Rio Grande County, CO?
Rio Grande County, CO public schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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