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Denver school information

Index Denver Colorado National
Average Test Scores33%39%48%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools1741,42679,221
Total private schools7638424,874
Total post-secondary schools361387,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Denver are 31% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 174 public schools in Denver
  • 84.0% of people in Denver have completed 8th grade
  • 82.8% of people in Denver have completed high school
  • 45.7% of people in Denver have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Denver

      Index Denver Colorado National
      Completed 8th grade84.0%87.9%84.3%
      Completed high school82.8%87.1%83.0%
      Completed some college68.7%69.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree51.0%47.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors45.7%38.7%30.3%
      Completed masters17.7%14.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree5.7%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.8%1.6%1.3%

      Denver, CO School Districts

      • Denver County School District 1
      • Sheridan School District 2
      • Adams-Arapahoe School District 28J

      There are a total of 174 public schools, 76 private schools and 36 post-secondary schools in Denver. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Denver, CO schools is 33%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Denver, CO, an average of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Indian Hills, CO1,36377%60.4%
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,68075%56.3%
      Superior, CO13,29269%42.7%
      Greenwood Village, CO15,10067%39.0%
      Lone Tree, CO13,38162%29.7%
      Denver, CO715,87833%30.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Washington, DC701,97431%35.4%
      Seattle, WA741,25160%24.9%
      Boston, MA689,32633%32.0%
      El Paso, TX679,87950%3.5%
      Detroit, MI672,35119%60.7%
      Denver, CO715,87833%30.5%
      Source: The Denver, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 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.