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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Boulder Valley School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Boulder, CO. It has 31,169 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
6500 Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303
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Boulder Valley School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
1,881 responses
Average ACT
28
1,800 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,760
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,732/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$78,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,411
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,200
National
$184,700

Boulder Valley School District Reviews

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I love how there is such a wide variety of classes available to other students and me. Many teachers reach out and make connections with their students, which can be hard sometimes considering the amount of students they have. BVSD highly values education, but it's also considerate in many circumstances. The environment is perfect for learning, and the views can't be beat!
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I liked my school district. The way they went about things regarding academic courses was good, I feel like with my school in particular, Peak to Peak Charter School, they went a bit above and beyond in educating us just a little bit more than standard curriculum. Definitely prepared me for college, my school had courses tailored specifically to the college preparation side. The teachers were (most of the time) fantastic. I had plenty of memorable teachers who were very experienced in their field, and some teachers, such as the physics teacher were actively contributing to their field. There were a couple of teachers that were not so great though. They wouldn’t accommodate to those of us (such as myself) with learning disabilities, often skimming over content that was critical knowledge for the tests. Their teaching methods were inneffective and they were hesitant to listen to any feedback. Those teachers were few and far between though. Diversity was also accomidated in my district.
I attended the Boulder Valley School District from elementary school to high school. In this district, the best part of it was definitely the school involvement in sports and academics. We were constantly encouraged to join extracurricular activities by our teachers, counselors, and more. Parents were also constantly involved in their student's lives and often volunteered at the schools to help with events and fundraisers such as concessions and sports games. Most students achieved academic success in one way or another and also participated in after school sports or clubs in our community. One thing I did wish was better in this district is the student and teacher attitudes. Students and teachers sometimes were not as kind or considerate of each other as they should be. Above all, this school district was a great life experience.