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Avg. test scores 11%
High school dipl. 9%
Bachelors degree 80%

Golden school information

IndexGoldenColoradoNational
Average Test Scores44%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio30:117:116:1
Total public schools191,42679,221
Total private schools438424,874
Total post-secondary schools11387,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Golden are 11% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Golden
  • 91.0% of people in Golden have completed 8th grade
  • 90.5% of people in Golden have completed high school
  • 54.5% of people in Golden have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Golden

      IndexGoldenColoradoNational
      Completed 8th grade91.0%87.9%84.3%
      Completed high school90.5%87.1%83.0%
      Completed some college78.4%69.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree61.4%47.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors54.5%38.7%30.3%
      Completed masters23.5%14.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree7.8%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.7%1.6%1.3%

      Golden, CO School Districts

      • Jefferson County School District R-1

      There are a total of 19 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Golden. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Golden, CO schools is 44%. The average student to teacher ratio is 30:1. In Golden, CO, an average of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 90.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,41481%64%
      Superior, CO12,92871%44%
      Indian Hills, CO1,33567%36%
      Cherry Creek, CO12,05365%33%
      Morrison, CO36662%26%
      Golden, CO20,26844%11%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Shelby, NC20,25942%15%
      Holtsville, NY20,25846%7%
      South St. Paul, MN20,28146%7%
      Cockeysville, MD20,24754%10%
      Cumberland, MD20,29040%19%
      Golden, CO20,26844%11%
      Source: The Golden, 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.