Boulder school information

IndexBoulderColoradoNational
Average Test Scores53%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools331,42679,221
Total private schools1838424,874
Total post-secondary schools61387,963
The Boulder, CO educational system consists of 33 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Boulder public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 58% higher than than the Colorado average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Boulder public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.9% have completed high school, 72.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 14.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Boulder are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Boulder.
  • 95.0% of people in Boulder have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.9% of people in Boulder have completed high school.
  • 72.2% of people in Boulder have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Boulder

IndexBoulderColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade95.0%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school94.9%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college88.5%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree76.0%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors72.2%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters38.5%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree14.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.5%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Boulder (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Superior, CO12,92871%44%
Gunbarrel, CO9,55962%26%
Louisville, CO19,97260%21%
Coal Creek, CO1,82152%6%
Dakota Ridge, CO34,13352%5%
Boulder, CO105,42053%8%

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Daly City, CA105,54340%19%
Wichita Falls, TX105,01371%44%
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Broken Arrow, OK104,86971%45%
Boulder, CO105,42053%8%
Source: The Boulder, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.