Durango school information

IndexDurangoColoradoNational
Average Test Scores39%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:117:116:1
Total public schools111,42679,221
Total private schools538424,874
Total post-secondary schools11387,963
The Durango, CO educational system consists of 11 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Durango public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 16% higher than than the Colorado average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Durango public schools is 13:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.0% have completed high school, 52.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Durango are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Durango.
  • 94.2% of people in Durango have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.0% of people in Durango have completed high school.
  • 52.8% of people in Durango have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Durango

IndexDurangoColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade94.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school94.0%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college82.4%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.2%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors52.8%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters20.5%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.4%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ignacio, CO86711%78%
Durango, CO17,81739%21%

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Cherry Hill, VA17,82275%51%
Godfrey, IL17,80930%38%
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Newburyport, MA17,83777%57%
Durango, CO17,81739%21%
Source: The Durango, 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.