Photos: Ten best Colorado high schools according to U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently set out to determine the best high schools in America, as well as the finest in each state. And while the top ten Colorado finishers didn't set any records on the national stage (the top finisher is ranked at number 66 overall), they're more wide-ranging than many might expect. The majority are located in Denver or Boulder, but schools from mountain communities and more also made their mark.

Continue to count down the top ten, complete with photos and click-to-enlarge data from U.S. News & World Report.

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