Avg. test scores 9%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 76%

Fort Collins school information

IndexFort CollinsColoradoNational
Average Test Scores45%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools461,42679,221
Total private schools1538424,874
Total post-secondary schools91387,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Fort Collins are 9% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 46 public schools in Fort Collins
  • 94.1% of people in Fort Collins have completed 8th grade
  • 93.6% of people in Fort Collins have completed high school
  • 53.4% of people in Fort Collins have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Fort Collins

      IndexFort CollinsColoradoNational
      Completed 8th grade94.1%87.9%84.3%
      Completed high school93.6%87.1%83.0%
      Completed some college81.5%69.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree61.9%47.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors53.4%38.7%30.3%
      Completed masters21.4%14.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.9%1.6%1.3%

      Fort Collins, CO School Districts

      • Poudre School District R-1
      • Thompson School District R-2J

      There are a total of 46 public schools, 15 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in Fort Collins. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Fort Collins, CO schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Fort Collins, CO, an average of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 93.6% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Timnath, CO2,02358%17%
      Severance, CO3,60345%10%
      Windsor, CO21,15443%12%
      Laporte, CO2,35241%16%
      Wellington, CO7,40941%17%
      Fort Collins, CO157,25145%9%

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      Fort Collins, CO157,25145%9%
      Source: The Fort Collins, 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.