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2024 Best Public Schools in the Denver Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    Stargate Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Adams 12 Five Star Schools, CO,

    K-12,

    55 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have gone to the school since kindergarden and there are many good things about the school in its many clubs and programs such as our fairly decent sports program, wood shop, design lab, robotics....

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,551,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  2. #5 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    Grandview High School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    9-12,

    645 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoy the learning environment and peaceful atmosphere Grandview provides for its students, however, there are minor flaws, inevitably, within the school system. Some sports are underrepresented....

    Read 645 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,851,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  3. #8 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    Boulder High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Boulder Valley School District, CO,

    9-12,

    315 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says This past year at Boulder High has been an amazing experience. I have never felt more supported by a team of teachers and administrative staff, who have been more than willing to listen and help with....

    Read 315 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,139,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  4. #4 Best Public Middle Schools in Denver Area.

    Summit Middle Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Boulder Valley School District, CO,

    6-8,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says It isn't actually that much more HW than other middle schools, it's just a stereotype. Great School. There is a bit of HW, but don't all middle schools. It's not all education. Yeah, the teachers and....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 356,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    East High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    629 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my time at East, all the teachers were extremely kind, understanding, and supportive. I really do feel they helped me quite a bit in preparing for college, and beyond. The worst part about my....

    Read 629 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,589,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  6. #3 Best Public Elementary Schools in Denver Area.

    Challenge School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    PK, K-8,

    18 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Ive attended since fourth grade, and Id like to begin discussing the application process. Its difficult to get into this school unless you have a sibling who has attended or is presently attending at....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 534,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  7. #11 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    DSST: Montview High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    255 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says At our school, diversity is not just a buzzword; it's the cornerstone of our community. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where students from all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives....

    Read 255 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 570,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  8. #12 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    STEM School Highlands Ranch

    Blue checkmark.

    Douglas County School District No. RE-1, CO,

    K-12,

    83 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have elementary and middle school daughters at STEM. I'm really impressed with the high expectations the teachers have for students and they way they all "nerd out" together. The kids have tons....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,455,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  9. #13 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    Niwot High School

    Blue checkmark.

    St Vrain Valley School District, CO,

    9-12,

    391 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My best experiences at Niwot have been in academics, especially because I am an IB Diploma Candidate, but my experiences with AP classes have also been very good. It’s a competitive culture, but I....

    Read 391 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,484,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  10. #5 Best Public Elementary Schools in Denver Area.

    High Peaks Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Boulder Valley School District, CO,

    K-5,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have a kindergartener and a 2nd grader at High Peaks, and we couldn’t be happier with our experience there! My children adored their time at Boulder Journey School (a Reggio Emilia preschool), and...I’ve found the High Peaks teachers to be in a continuous state of flow, moving to each new thing with such intention and responding gently and deliberately as things arise in the classroom. Lastly,....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  11. #15 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    DSST: Cedar High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says DSST: Cedar is a perplexing case. Its academics are by far amazing! While, no, a student enrolled here will not have the same amount classes to choose from when compared to a student at a flagship....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 557,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  12. #16 Best Public High Schools in Denver Area.

    Cherokee Trail High School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    9-12,

    631 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, Cherokee Trail High School was an amazing school both academically and athletically. I participated in both NHS and Volleyball, and I had no troubles with either and it taught me to be the...Unfortunately, the worst part was senior year High school volleyball ONLY because of the coach. All my teammates were amazing, we all got along, and I found friends and a community within volleyball....The only thing that I would like to see changed is the school spirit. During rally's and assembly's there was no school spirit, and I was that wasn't the case. Overall, this high school is one I would recommend to a friend or parent. It helped kick start my college career and helped me to better myself as an individual..

    Read 631 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,833,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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