Top Colorado Public Schools Eligible For Free Lunch

Approximately 30% of public school students in Colorado are eligible for free lunch (2024).
The public schools with the highest eligible for free lunch are listed below (where sufficient data available).
The public school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in Colorado is Academy Of Las Animas Online School with 100% of students eligible.
Eligible for Free Lunch Range: 83% 100% Avg. Eligible for Free Lunch: 89%

Public Schools Eligible For Free Lunch in Colorado (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
Academy Of Las Animas Online School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 6-12
2001 Lake Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004
(800) 808-0718
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: PK
1500 East 128th Avenue
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-6001
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
Career Readiness Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
2883 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 579-2580
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
Colorado Online High School
Charter School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
165 S. Union Blvd #777
Denver, CO 80228
(303) 255-4650
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: PK
2091 North Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 340-7880
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: PK
5941 East 64th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 286-9472
Rank: #1 - 71. - 7.
New Legacy Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 100%
Grades: 9-12
2091 North Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 340-7880
Rank: #88.
Fairview Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 93%
Grades: PK-5
2715 West 11th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 424-7540
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Peoria Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 92%
Grades: PK-5
875 Peoria St
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 340-0770
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Vega Collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 7%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 92%
Grades: K-8
1345 Macon Street
Aurora, CO 80010
(720) 390-6975
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Crawford Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 90%
Grades: PK-5
1600 Florence St
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 340-3290
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Risley International Of Innovation
(Math: 4% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 90%
Grades: 6-8
925 Monument Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 549-7440
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Skoglund Middle School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 90%
Grades: 6-8
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-2232
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Center High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 89%
Grades: 9-12
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-2232
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Plainview Junior-senior High School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 89%
Grades: 6-12
13997 County Road 71
Sheridan Lake, CO 81071
(719) 729-3331
Rank: #1616.
Park View Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 88%
Grades: PK-5
1327 East 9th Street
Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 549-7590
Rank: #17 - 2117. - 21.
Castro Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 86%
Grades: K-5
845 South Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80219
(720) 424-8990
Rank: #17 - 2117. - 21.
Denver Justice High School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 86%
Grades: 9-12
300 E. 9th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 480-5610
Rank: #17 - 2117. - 21.
Kenton Elementary School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 86%
Grades: PK-5
1255 Kenton St
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 364-0947
Rank: #17 - 2117. - 21.
Mathematics And Science Leadership Academy
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 86%
Grades: K-5
451 South Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 424-1310
Rank: #17 - 2117. - 21.
Tiger Trades Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 86%
Grades: 5-12
1401 East 6th Stree
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 363-1504
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy
(Math: 2% | Reading: 9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 85%
Grades: 6-12
10100 East 13th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 366-2671
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Justice High Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 85%
Grades: 6-12
805 Excalibur
Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 935-1337
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Minnequa Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 85%
Grades: PK-5
1708 East Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 549-7580
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Munroe Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 85%
Grades: PK-5
3440 West Virginia Avenue
Denver, CO 80219
(720) 424-5230
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Boston K-8 School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: PK-8
1365 Boston St.
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 364-6878
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Bradford Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: PK-5
107 South La Crosse Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 549-7515
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Haskin Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: PK-5
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-3982
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: PK
800 Jamaica Street
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 364-8126
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Park Lane Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: PK-5
13001 East 30th Ave
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 343-8313
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Prep Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: 6-12
2727 Columbine Street
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 424-8451
Rank: #26 - 3226. - 32.
Putnam Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 84%
Grades: PK-5
1400 Maple Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-7700
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
The Academic Recovery Center Of San Luis Valley
Alternative School
Eligible for Free Lunch: 83%
Grades: 9-12
550 S. Sylvester Avenue
Center, CO 81125
(719) 754-2859
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Discovery High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 83%
Grades: 9-12
701 Widefield Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 391-3121
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Fort Logan Northgate
(Math: 6% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Eligible for Free Lunch: 83%
Grades: 3-8
4000 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236
(720) 833-6850
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Colorado average of public schools students eligible for free lunch?
The Colorado average of public schools students eligible for free lunch is 30%% for 2024.
What are the public schools with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in Colorado?
The best top ranked public schools in Colorado include Academy Of Las Animas Online School, Adams12 Five Star Preschool and Career Readiness Academy.
What is public high school and public elementary school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in Colorado?
The public high school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch in Colorado is Academy Of Las Animas Online School, with a value of 100%. The public elementary school with the highest percentage of students eligible for free lunch is Academy Of Las Animas Online School, with a value of 100%.

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