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87%
  • High Peaks Elementary School
  • 3995 East Aurora Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 305
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
86%
  • Bear Creek Elementary School
  • 2500 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 417
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
84%
  • Summit Middle Charter School
  • 4655 Hanover Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 349
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
80%
  • Mesa Elementary School
  • 1575 Lehigh Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 330
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
72%
  • Douglass Elementary School
  • 840 75th Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 478
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
70%
  • Boulder Community School/integrated Studies
  • 3995 East Aurora Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 308
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
69%
  • Southern Hills Middle School
  • 1500 Knox Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 560
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
68%
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • 1220 Eisenhower Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 405
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
67%
  • Foothill Elementary School
  • 1001 Hawthorne Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 545
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
65%
  • Horizons K-8 School
  • 4545 Sioux Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 348
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
62%
  • Flatirons Elementary School
  • 1150 7th Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 290
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
57%
  • Crest View Elementary School
  • 1897 Sumac Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 587
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
57%
  • Community Montessori School
  • 805 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 328
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
57%
  • Nevin Platt Middle School
  • 6096 Baseline Road, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 560
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
50%
  • Arapahoe Ridge High School
  • 6600 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 138
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
50%
  • Halcyon School (special Education)
  • 3100 Bucknell Court, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 21
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
50%
  • Fairview High School
  • 1515 Greenbriar Boulevard, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,176
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
50%
  • Creekside Elementary School At Martin Park
  • 3740 Martin Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 341
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
50%
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • 2008 Pine Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 396
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
45%
  • Boulder High School
  • 1604 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,993
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
42%
  • University Hill Elementary School
  • 956 16th Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 441
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
41%
  • Centennial Middle School
  • 2205 Norwood Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 595
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
41%
  • Manhattan Middle School Of The Arts And Academyemics
  • 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 543
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
37%
  • Casey Middle School
  • 1301 High Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 609
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
36%
  • New Vista High School
  • 700 20th Street, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 295
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
22%
  • Columbine Elementary School
  • 3130 Repplier Drive, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 507
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
0%
  • Boulder Universal
  • 6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 124
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 83:1
0%
  • Boulder Prep Charter High School
  • 5075 Chaparral Court #1, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 101
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
n/a
  • Mapleton Early Childhood Center
  • 840 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 116
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
n/a
  • Boulder Explore
  • 7690 East Baseline Rd, Boulder
  • Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 36
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 48:1
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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.

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.

To customize your list of Boulder schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Boulder, CO schools.

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.
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