Highlands Ranch school information

IndexHighlands RanchColoradoNational
Average Test Scores48%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:117:116:1
Total public schools201,42679,221
Total private schools338424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1387,963
The Highlands Ranch, CO educational system consists of 20 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Highlands Ranch public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 44% higher than than the Colorado average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Highlands Ranch public schools is 18:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.3% have completed high school, 63.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Highlands Ranch are 2% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Highlands Ranch.
  • 97.4% of people in Highlands Ranch have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.3% of people in Highlands Ranch have completed high school.
  • 63.3% of people in Highlands Ranch have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Highlands Ranch

IndexHighlands RanchColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade97.4%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school97.3%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college88.0%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree70.4%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors63.3%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters22.4%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The Highlands Ranch, 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.