How good are the schools in Denver, CO?

Denver encompasses 157 public elementary, middle and high schools. Denver also has 220 private schools. Twenty-two high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Denver is also home to nine colleges and/or universities, three of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 8.2 /10

How we calculate this.


Denver has a higher score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
165,407
Total Teachers
9,326

Student-Teacher Ratio

17:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Denver

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.