Best Schools in Colorado Springs

Where should we send our kids to school? How is our district measuring up? Here’s an overview of the latest top school rankings.

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Where will our child get the best education? How are our schools measuring up? While no school will be the perfect fit for every individual student, it can be helpful to compare school rankings and assessments that compile a variety of factors. Here’s an overview of the latest top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Niche.com and the Colorado Department of Education. 

Best School Districts in Colorado Springs 2020 by Niche.com

  1. Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  2. Lewis-Palmer School District 38
  3. Academy School District 20
  4. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
  5. Manitou Springs School District 14
    More at Niche.com

Best High Schools 2020 by U.S. News & World Report

  1. The Vanguard School, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  2. Cheyenne Mountain High School, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  3. The Classical Academy, Academy School District 20
  4. Palmer Ridge High School, Lewis-Palmer School District 38
  5. Pine Creek High School, Academy School District 20
  6. Lewis-Palmer High School, Lewis-Palmer School District 38
  7. Atlas Preparatory High School, Harrison School District 2
  8. Air Academy High School, Academy School District 20
  9. James Irwin Charter High School, Harrison School District 2
  10. Discovery Canyon Campus School, Academy School District 20
  11. Rampart High School, Academy School District 20
  12. Liberty High School, Academy School District 20
  13. Harrison High School, Harrison School District 2
  14. Thomas McLaren State Charter School, State Charter School Institute
  15. Manitou Springs High School, Manitou Springs School District 14
    More at U.S. News & World Report

Best Private High Schools in Colorado Springs 2020 by Niche.com

  1. Fountain Valley School of Colorado
  2. The Colorado Springs School
  3. St. Mary’s High School
  4. Colorado Springs Christian School
  5. Pikes Peak Christian School
    More at Niche.com

Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado Springs 2020 by Niche.com

  1. The Vanguard School Elementary, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  2. Cheyenne Mountain Elementary, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  3. Broadmoor Elementary, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  4. Gold Camp Elementary, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  5. Academy International Elementary, Academy School District 20
  6. Mountain View Elementary, Academy School District 20
  7. Chinook Trail Elementary School, Academy School District 20
  8. Prairie Winds Elementary, Lewis-Palmer School District 38
  9. Woodmen-Roberts Elementary, Academy School District 20
  10. Douglass Valley Elementary School, Academy School District 20
    More at Niche.com

Best Public Middle Schools 2020 by Niche.com

  1. Cheyenne Mountain Junior High, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  2. The Vanguard School Junior High, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
  3. Challenger Middle School, Academy School District 20
  4. Discovery Canyon Campus Middle School, Academy School District 20
  5. Lewis-Palmer Middle School, Lewis-Palmer School District 38
  6. Eagleview Middle School, Academy School District 20
  7. Timberview Middle School, Academy School District 20
  8. Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, Colorado Springs School District 11
  9. Classical Academy Junior High, Academy School District 20
  10. Mountain Ridge Middle School, Academy School District 20
    More at Niche.com

Colorado Department of Education Public School District Accreditation Ratings 2019 

Rankings within the top 100 out of 184 Colorado school districts for 2019, according to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Performance Framework Results, based on results of annual assessments in English, math and science; academic growth; and indicators of college- or career-readiness, such as graduation and dropout rates, average SAT scores and college matriculation.

3. Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
9. Academy School District 20
11. Lewis-Palmer School District 38
26. Manitou Springs School District 14
86. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
99. Harrison School District 2
More at Colorado Department of Education


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