Newsweek's Best Colorado Schools

Newsweek’s Top High Schools In Colorado

The magazine uses only the ratio of IB and AP tests given in proportion to the number of total students to determine the top high schools in the country. Those tests, Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests, are a general indicator of schools that gear education toward college placements.

Be careful, experts say this is not the only indication of a good school. Overall test results, physical facilities, extracurricula activities, quality of the faculty are also important factors.

Ask Larry Hotz about Denver area schools. He has been helping families buy homes with good schools here since 1978. He knows the territory.

Past
Years
Rank School Location State Index Subs. Lunch E & E
146 Lakewood * Lakewood Colo. 2.893 20.000 41.800
168 Boulder Boulder Colo. 2.787 16.200 50.100
242 Fairview * Boulder Colo. 2.469 6.000 68.200
280 D’Evelyn Denver Colo. 2.342 2.000 66.000
297 Cherry Creek Greenwood Village Colo. 2.306 4.600 47.200
346 Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs Colo. 2.177 3.000 39.200
378 Grandview Aurora Colo. 2.118 8.100 45.700
399 Evergreen Evergreen Colo. 2.070 5.000 41.200
415 East Denver Colo. 2.049 27.000 34.000
431 Poudre * Fort Collins Colo. 1.998 18.000 33.000
454 Littleton * Littleton Colo. 1.951 16.000 20.700
624 Highlands Ranch Highlands Ranch Colo. 1.708 3.300 40.000
632 Monarch Louisville Colo. 1.696 3.400 38.400
682 Sierra Grande Blanca Colo. 1.619 74.000 26.900
700 Liberty Colorado Springs Colo. 1.595 6.400 28.200
701 Heritage Littleton Colo. 1.593 1.000 74.000
720 Air Academy Colorado Springs Colo. 1.573 n/a 32.100
739 Overland Aurora Colo. 1.557 34.800 21.100
853 Hinkley Aurora Colo. 1.416 45.000 17.300
966 Smoky Hill * Aurora Colo. 1.282 16.000 71.600
1081 Pine Creek Colorado Spring Colo. 1.172 1.400 36.000
1135 Thompson Valley Loveland Colo. 1.113 18.000 23.000
1200 Bear Creek Lakewood Colo. 1.052 18.600 25.200

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