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2022 Best Public Schools in Denver

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Cherry Creek High School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I’ve been at Creek for four years, and it couldn’t have set me up for a better future. The teachers are excellent and the opportunities are immense. My only complaint would be an over competitive....

    Read 939 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,806,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  2. #10 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Dsst: Byers High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers at Dsst: Byers High School become close friends/family. I love that my teachers cared for each and one of my classmates, and took the time to know us personally. This type of....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 529,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  3. #12 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    East High School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I love the community at East. The teachers are willing to help and want to see their students thrive and be successful. As a community, we talk about race and gender, and we have clubs for people....

    Read 598 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,556,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  4. #13 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    DSST: Montview High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The educational programs offered by DSST Stapleton - now DSST Montview - are comprehensive and varied. DSST offers an amazing education to all students willing to make the most of high school.....

    Read 244 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 577,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  5. #14 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Denver School of the Arts

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says So far, I have had a great experience at DSA! The major classes are a wonderful opportunity to meet people who are just as interested in your art. Generally, people are very nice and it isn't too....

    Read 256 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,110,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  6. #10 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Cherry Hills Village Elementary School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 531,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  7. #12 Best Public Middle Schools in Colorado.

    Campus Middle School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    6-8,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers are really nice, especially for international students and most of them are very friendly! Note: there are some pretty bois in my grade lol.

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,516,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  8. #15 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Belleview Elementary School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    PK, K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Belleview Elementary is an excellent school. The staff are dedicated and work hard to ensure that all students reach their full potential. Instruction is differentiated to meet the needs of the....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 586,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  9. #19 Best Public Middle Schools in Colorado.

    West Middle School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    6-8,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 2.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Excellent school, faculty, and class curriculums. Lots of opportunity for involvement, such as sports, intramurals, music programs, and after school clubs. One of the few middle schools that still....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,249,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  10. #43 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Greenwood Elementary School

    Cherry Creek School District, CO,

    PK, K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Tremendous school starting with the Teachers! Our two sons have blossomed here. Great balance between academics ics, athletic and arts..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 406,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  11. #38 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School

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    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    76 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says DSST has an exceptional amount of diversity, which in turn, creates a more accepting and cultured environment. I have not seen or experienced any kind of bullying here; in fact, being different is a....

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 556,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  12. #39 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Columbine High School

    Jefferson County School District No. R-1, CO,

    9-12,

    377 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Columbine High School has been one of inspiration and hard work. The community around pushes you to your absolute best, you represent Columbine with everything you do! The teachers....

    Read 377 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,745,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  13. #49 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Wilder Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Littleton Public Schools, CO,

    PK, K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 686,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  14. #33 Best Public Middle Schools in Colorado.

    DSST: Byers Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    6-8,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Like: The teachers, the structured approach to grading and discipline, ways to accelerate students where needed.Dislike: loud classrooms..

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 482,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  15. #49 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Littleton High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Littleton Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Littleton was nothing but great! The engaging environment created made me excited to attend each day. Inclusiveness is really where Littleton shines and it is seen in the hallways....

    Read 313 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,242,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  16. #56 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Northfield High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    34 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Due to starting at Northfield online, my experience hasn't been quintessential. Northfield is in person at the moment, which has allowed me to build a connection with the school. Every teacher I've....

    Read 34 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 990,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  17. #65 Best Public Middle Schools in Colorado.

    McAuliffe International School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    6-8,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says I love it huge campus and good environment. Went here 6-8 and I love it, my mom also went there 6-8 when she was a kid and so did a couple of my older siblings. My 2020 class also won the First flag....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,589,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  18. #58 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Thomas Jefferson High School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says There were some good things and some bad things, of course all places have room for improvement but most of all the best part was the CCT Magnet program. Here I was able to explore my passion for....

    Read 267 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,235,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  19. #60 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    South High School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    297 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved attending South High School! The environment is filled with school spirit, kind people, and passionate teachers! There are students from all over the world, speaking many different languages,....

    Read 297 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,636,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  20. #170 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Steck Elementary School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    PK, K-5,

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

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 352,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  21. #173 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Polaris at Ebert Elementary School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    1-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The teachers and administrators challenge students with academic rigor. Growing up in Jeffco schools, I didn't get the depth of challenges my children have until at least high school. Teachers also....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 330,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  22. #69 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    Dakota Ridge Senior High School

    Jefferson County School District No. R-1, CO,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Dakota is an amazing place to live, love, learn and leave a legacy, that is our school’s motto after all, and because of this mindset, students are able to achieve anything they want here. The....

    Read 293 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,447,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  23. #176 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Cory Elementary School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    1-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The 2020 school year was the most challenging by far because of district wide school closures and my children having to learn from home. Without the support of the wonderful Cory Elementary staff and....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 410,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  24. #178 Best Public Elementary Schools in Colorado.

    Carson Elementary School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    PK, K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says I loved Carson, it was an amazing school that gave me amazing experiences, and it even inspired me to go and be an elementary school teacher myself. It works great with students, the teachers are....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 465,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  25. #72 Best Public High Schools in Colorado.

    George Washington High School

    Denver Public Schools, CO,

    9-12,

    472 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says As a junior it became apparent that I am happier at George Washington than any other Denver HS, but that doesn't mean it is perfect. The robotics team (FRC 1410 and FTC 17153) and the speech team....

    Read 472 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,188,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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