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Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 138%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Boulder, CO School Districts

      • Boulder Valley School District RE-2

      There are a total of 33 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Boulder. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Boulder, CO schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Boulder, CO, an average of 95.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Daly City, CA105,54340%19%
      Wichita Falls, TX105,01371%44%
      West Palm Beach, FL104,97843%13%
      Green Bay, WI104,95136%26%
      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.