Education

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.

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 .


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.


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 .


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.

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