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Ten Best High Schools in Colorado According to U.S. News & World Report

As students and parents know, things change quickly in education.

Witness the differences between U.S. News  &World Report's 2014 list of the ten best high schools in Colorado and the 2016 version.

It's been a mere two years since we posted about the 2014 roster — but only a handful of schools that made the cut then are on the updated top ten.

Likewise, there are plenty of differences between the latest picks and the ten Colorado high schools that earned the best marks from ColoradoSchoolGrades.com in 2015.

Check out the ten Colorado high schools that most impressed U.S. News & World Report this time around, complete with text, links and graphics from the publication. For much more information about these schools and lots of others, click here.

The Classical Academy High School.
The Classical Academy High School.
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Number 10: The Classical Academy High School

975 Stout Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

The Classical Academy High School is ranked 10th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at The Classical Academy High School is 66 percent. The student body makeup is 55 percent male and 45 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 13 percent. The Classical Academy High School is 1 of 9 high schools in the Academy, School District No. 20, In The County Of El Paso.

Number 9: Telluride High School

725 West Colorado Avenue
Telluride, Colorado 81435

Telluride High School is ranked 9th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Telluride High School is 73 percent. The student body makeup is 47 percent male and 53 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 25 percent. Telluride High School is the only high school in the Telluride School District .

Denver School of the Arts.
Denver School of the Arts.
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Number 8: Denver School of the Arts

7111 Montview Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80220 

Denver School of the Arts is ranked 8th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Denver School of the Arts is 85 percent. The student body makeup is 38 percent male and 62 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 32 percent. Denver School of the Arts is 1 of 43 high schools in the Denver Public Schools.

Fairview High School.
Fairview High School.
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Number 7: Fairview High School

1515 Greenbriar Boulevard
Boulder, Colorado 80305

Fairview High School is ranked 7th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Fairview High School is 72 percent. The student body makeup is 47 percent male and 53 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 24 percent. Fairview High School is 1 of 13 high schools in the Boulder Valley School District .

The Vanguard School.
The Vanguard School.
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Number 6: The Vanguard School

1832 South Wahsatch Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

The Vanguard School is ranked 6th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at The Vanguard School is 75 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 35 percent. The Vanguard School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12, In The County Of E.

Continue to keep counting down the ten best high schools in Colorado according to U.S. News & World Report.

Liberty Common Charter School.
Liberty Common Charter School.
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Number 5: Liberty Common Charter School

1725 Sharp Point Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

Liberty Common Charter School is ranked 5th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Liberty Common Charter School is 78 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 14 percent. Liberty Common Charter School is 1 of 10 high schools in the Poudre School District R-1.

D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.
D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.
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Number 4: D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School

10359 West Nassau Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80235 

D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School is ranked 4th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School is 78 percent. The student body makeup is 46 percent male and 54 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 20 percent. D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School is 1 of 37 high schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1.

DSST: Stapleton High School.
DSST: Stapleton High School.
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Number 3: DSST: Stapleton High School

2000 Valentia Street
Denver, Colorado 80238

DSST: Stapleton High School is ranked 3rd within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at DSST: Stapleton High School is 79 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 70 percent. DSST: Stapleton High School is 1 of 43 high schools in the Denver Public Schools.

Number 2: KIPP Denver Collegiate High School

451 South Tejon Street
Denver, Colorado 80223

KIPP Denver Collegiate High School is ranked 2nd within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School is 95 percent. The student body makeup is 47 percent male and 53 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 98 percent. KIPP Denver Collegiate High School is 1 of 43 high schools in the Denver Public Schools.

Peak to Peak Charter School.
Peak to Peak Charter School.
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Number 1: Peak to Peak Charter School

800 Merlin Drive
Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Peak to Peak Charter School is ranked 1st within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Peak to Peak Charter School is 98 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 26 percent. Peak to Peak Charter School is 1 of 13 high schools in the Boulder Valley School District .


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