These are Colorado’s top 20 high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report

12 Denver-area high schools named among Colorado’s best in new rankings.

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Schools in Denver and surrounding metro-area communities took 12 spots in the top 20 in a ranking of high school quality in Colorado.

U.S. News & World Report ranked 475 Colorado schools based on how many students took and passed an exam for college credit, such as the Advanced Placement tests; test scores on math and reading; whether those scores were higher or lower than expected, given a school’s demographics; scores among students of color and those from low-incomes families; how many students took more than one exam for college credit; and graduation rates.

No Colorado schools cracked the top 100 nationwide. The state’s top performers ranked from 131st to 946th out of nearly 13,000 schools that were ranked across the United States.

U.S. News’ ranking of top Colorado high schools:

  1. D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Jeffco Public Schools, #131 nationally
  2. Denver School of the Arts, Denver Public Schools, #153 nationally
  3. The Vanguard School, Cheyenne Mountain School District, #176 nationally
  4. Peak to Peak Charter School, Boulder Valley School District, #233 nationally
  5. Crested Butte Community School, Gunnison Watershed School District, #236 nationally
  6. Liberty Common Charter School, Poudre School District, #250 nationally
  7. KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, DPS, #344 nationally
  8. Strive Prep-Smart Academy, DPS, #448 nationally
  9. STEM Middle and High School, Douglas County School District, #475 nationally
  10. Fairview High School, Boulder Valley School District, #558 nationally
  11. Denver Center for International Studies, DPS, #566 nationally
  12. Cherry Creek High School, Cherry Creek School District, #599 nationally
  13. Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools, Poudre, #607 nationally
  14. Boulder High School, Boulder Valley, #656 nationally
  15. Evergreen High School, Jeffco, #693 nationally
  16. Conifer Senior High School, Jeffco, #705 nationally
  17. Telluride High School, Telluride School District, #710 nationally
  18. Palmer Ridge High School, Lewis-Palmer School District, #857 nationally
  19. Classical Academy High School, Academy School District 20, #936 nationally
  20. Cheyenne Mountain High School, Cheyenne Mountain, #946 nationally

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