Colorado Schools

  • COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 201 EAST COLFAX AVENUE
  • DENVER, CO 80203
  • (303) 866-6600
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Colorado, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Colorado School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate75.4%30
Dropout Rate6.4%46
Per Pupil Spending$9,32630
Students Per Teacher16.841
Number of Schools1,81820
Number of Students818,44322
Number of (FTE) Teachers48,69224

Colorado Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment818,44316.8
Prekindergarten Students28,28028.6
Kindergarten Students63,98518.9
1st Grade Students64,139-
2nd Grade Students63,404-
3rd Grade Students62,647-
4th Grade Students61,058-
5th Grade Students60,093-
6th Grade Students58,993-
7th Grade Students58,972-
8th Grade Students58,733-
9th Grade Students63,779-
10th Grade Students60,554-
11th Grade Students57,870-
12th Grade Students55,936-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers48,69216.8
Prekindergarten Teachers99028.6
Kindergarten Teachers3,39218.9
Elementary Teachers23,297-
Secondary Teachers21,013-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes-1.0
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides15,010
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors2,201
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors2,117
Elementary359
Secondary1,297
Other461
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians840
Library Support Staff896
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff32,810
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators1,199
LEA Administrative Support Staff5,003
School Administrators2,816
School Administrative Support Staff4,309
Student Support Services5,394
Other Support Services Staff14,089

Colorado State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$8,113,611,122-
Total Local Revenues$4,113,179,70350.7%
Property Tax$3,193,044,00739.4%
Non-Property Tax$67,896,0340.8%
Local Government Property Tax--
Local Government Non-Property Tax--
Individual Tuition$56,059,4450.7%
Tuition From LEAs$4,882,5060.06%
Individual Transportation Fees$5,645,3780.07%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$172,7580.00%
Earnings on Investments$141,276,0201.7%
Food Service$99,800,8481.2%
Student Activities$154,953,5101.9%
Textbooks$2,702,9020.03%
Summer School$3,172,3850.04%
Other Revenues$388,629,1744.8%
Intermediate Revenues$17,267,0860.2%
Total State Revenues$3,423,454,12342.2%
Total Federal Revenues$559,710,2106.9%
Direct Grants$56,198,0750.7%
Revenues Through State$491,351,5196.1%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies--
Other Sources$12,160,6160.1%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$7,338,766,443-
Total Instructional Expenditures$4,249,390,99257.9%
Salaries$2,815,247,25438.4%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$2,048,330,77627.9%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$334,175,0904.6%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$78,776,3351.1%
Teacher Salaries - Other$92,050,2801.3%
Employee Benefits$933,354,66812.7%
Purchased Services$103,557,2331.4%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$53,048,4180.7%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$8,330,0340.1%
Supplies$281,898,2700.8%
Property$62,285,1490.8%
Other--
Textbooks$65,980,2640.9%
Salaries$1,418,344,19019.3%
Student Support$228,711,3053.1%
Instructional Staff Support$237,139,5623.2%
General Administration Support$49,431,0530.7%
School Administration Support$351,885,9024.8%
Operation & Maintenance Support$256,758,3413.5%
Student Transportation Support$129,788,1411.8%
Other Support$164,629,8862.2%
Employee Benefits$501,058,0316.8%
Student Support$80,589,9111.1%
Instructional Staff Support$73,867,3981.0%
General Administration Support$14,407,9290.2%
School Administration Support$124,078,2661.7%
Operation & Maintenance Support$94,754,0681.3%
Student Transportation Support$43,873,6230.6%
Other Support$69,486,8360.9%
Purchased Services$591,074,8958.1%
Student Support$23,557,1380.3%
Instructional Staff Support$56,496,4980.8%
General Administration Support$68,105,5370.9%
School Administration Support$22,387,6700.3%
Operation & Maintenance Support$169,763,5082.3%
Student Transportation Support$19,721,9150.3%
Other Support$231,042,6293.1%
Supplies$292,765,6414.0%
Student Support$6,513,3340.09%
Instructional Staff Support$26,917,0810.4%
General Administration Support$3,551,3970.05%
School Administration Support$14,400,2820.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$182,454,3882.5%
Student Transportation Support$31,172,4810.4%
Other Support$27,756,6780.4%
Property$98,184,9871.3%
Student Support$1,294,7570.02%
Instructional Staff Support$6,501,9940.09%
General Administration Support$2,655,1640.04%
School Administration Support$8,846,4420.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$16,749,8050.2%
Student Transportation Support$24,952,5430.3%
Other Support$37,184,2820.5%
Other$19,063,8430.3%
Student Support$3,726,9210.05%
Instructional Staff Support$2,705,1340.04%
General Administration Support$4,532,1820.06%
School Administration Support$3,357,9330.05%
Operation & Maintenance Support$526,2390.01%
Student Transportation Support$183,9250.00%
Other Support$4,031,5090.05%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$267,068,8513.6%
Food Services$227,783,3843.1%
Salaries$75,056,9501.0%
Employee Benefits$21,219,3910.3%
Purchased Services$13,757,9900.2%
Supplies$116,318,8971.6%
Property--
Other$1,430,1560.02%
Enterprise$39,285,4670.5%
Salaries$22,777,6020.3%
Employee Benefits$5,083,9580.07%
Purchased Services$7,325,2870.10%
Supplies$3,297,2210.04%
Property--
Other$801,3990.01%

Colorado State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 62.0%
Asian 92.1%
Hispanic 56.7%
Black 65.1%
White 82.9%
Total 75.4%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 438
Asian 1,617
Hispanic 8,454
Black 2,498
White 33,075
Total 46,082
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian 28
Asian 33
Hispanic 381
Black 107
White 880
Total 1,429
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 72
Asian 71
Hispanic 836
Black 222
White 2,214
Total 3,421
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 92,4693.9%
Grade 102,9154.8%
Grade 114,0677.2%
Grade 125,66810.2%
Grades 9-12 Total15,1196.4%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian5611.3%
Asian413.8%
Hispanic1,36012.1%
Black25310.6%
White7593.9%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male8,4027.0%
Female6,7175.8%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Agate2455.1-
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Aguilar21338.5$23,750
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Akron238412.8$29,420
2 Reviews
Alamosa82,04614.6$25,453
3 Reviews
Anton21138.5-
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Antonito328011.2$19,205
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Arvada4219,73118.1$55,541
16 Reviews
Aspen51,57613.0$53,750
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Ault245013.0$33,846
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Aurora10968,66918.4$46,507
37 Reviews
Avon474112.4$56,921
Not Yet Rated
Bailey31,24816.7-
3 Reviews
Basalt41,54314.8$67,200
Not Yet Rated
Bayfield41,40615.5$39,336
Not Yet Rated
Bennett51,12717.7$46,600
Not Yet Rated
Berthoud51,80017.5$52,672
1 Reviews
Bethune21268.5$28,958
Not Yet Rated
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Beulah213612.8-
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Black Hawk236111.3$44,583
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Blanca325211.0$22,875
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Boulder4513,44317.0$44,748
2 Reviews
Branson449317.3$24,583
Not Yet Rated
Breckenridge247614.5$43,938
Not Yet Rated
Briggsdale21619.1-
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Brighton2110,33319.4$46,779
6 Reviews
Broomfield2010,20817.8$63,903
6 Reviews
Brush51,48613.9$31,333
Not Yet Rated
Buena Vista696913.5$34,800
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Burlington381915.8$33,854
Not Yet Rated
Byers248014.0$43,750
Not Yet Rated
Calhan683114.4$35,735
6 Reviews
Campo2495.5$20,875
1 Reviews
-
Canon City123,70916.3$31,736
5 Reviews
Carbondale81,53612.1$52,429
Not Yet Rated
Castle Rock2414,14919.1$64,138
4 Reviews
Cedaredge41,10818.7$27,381
1 Reviews
Centennial2914,48419.1-
10 Reviews
Center560513.9$23,780
Not Yet Rated
Cheraw32109.8$21,250
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Cheyenne Wells31898.9$36,563
Not Yet Rated
Clifton41,73215.5$31,684
1 Reviews
Collbran449314.2$32,500
Not Yet Rated
Colorado Springs20886,77016.5$45,081
47 Reviews
Commerce City189,77719.8$33,680
9 Reviews
Conifer41,94717.9-
4 Reviews
Cortez122,92015.1$28,776
7 Reviews
Cotopaxi222410.4-
1 Reviews
Craig72,52017.5$41,091
1 Reviews
Creede21015.5$30,893
Not Yet Rated
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Crested Butte251412.9$41,250
Not Yet Rated
Cripple Creek246912.6$39,261
2 Reviews
De Beque21607.2$29,632
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Deer Trail21658.2$30,481
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Del Norte459712.0$23,833
Not Yet Rated
Delta102,82918.6$27,415
10 Reviews
Denver25088,78516.9$39,500
62 Reviews
Dillon263414.6$49,821
Not Yet Rated
Dolores471013.7$30,417
1 Reviews
Dove Creek227512.1$27,500
Not Yet Rated
Durango164,60615.7$34,892
4 Reviews
Eads318910.0$27,024
Not Yet Rated
Eagle41,13312.6$62,750
1 Reviews
Eaton41,57115.4$47,314
Not Yet Rated
Edgewater31,55614.3$35,023
10 Reviews
Edwards82,11413.3$70,869
Not Yet Rated
Elbert223910.4-
Not Yet Rated
Elizabeth62,20616.5$49,596
1 Reviews
Ellicott266014.1-
2 Reviews
Englewood279,20724.3$38,943
11 Reviews
Erie62,56319.8$77,114
Not Yet Rated
Estes Park51,21013.9$43,262
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Evans42,57817.5$37,158
3 Reviews
Evergreen124,03518.3$79,380
3 Reviews
Fairplay348912.5$50,385
Not Yet Rated
Falcon52,19216.9-
3 Reviews
Federal Heights31,81118.7$33,750
Not Yet Rated
Firestone42,23217.9$55,313
1 Reviews
Flagler31659.2$28,523
Not Yet Rated
Fleming21889.1$26,484
Not Yet Rated
Florence41,37215.4$29,628
1 Reviews
Fort Carson42,74316.5$34,883
5 Reviews
Fort Collins5924,93417.2$44,459
13 Reviews
Fort Lupton42,42316.9$40,917
2 Reviews
Fort Morgan93,23215.4$33,128
Not Yet Rated
Fountain85,10816.7$42,121
5 Reviews
Fowler340211.5$25,761
Not Yet Rated
Franktown637715.1$60,375
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Frederick42,37718.3$55,324
2 Reviews
Frisco41,63915.9$62,267
1 Reviews
Fruita53,80817.7$32,929
3 Reviews
Gilcrest277412.5$45,625
Not Yet Rated
Glenwood Springs92,60414.7$43,934
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Golden226,31617.5$49,115
2 Reviews
Granada224310.6$26,042
Not Yet Rated
Granby41,09413.5$46,667
Not Yet Rated
Grand Junction4015,12818.0$33,152
9 Reviews
Greeley3216,57317.6$36,414
10 Reviews
Greenwood Village98,10218.5$116,147
12 Reviews
Grover2927.1$17,679
Not Yet Rated
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Gunnison61,26413.0$25,768
1 Reviews
Gypsum62,01014.2$59,671
2 Reviews
Haxtun231713.7$30,625
1 Reviews
Hayden343813.2$42,147
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Henderson64,01218.7-
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Highlands Ranch2918,31018.8$86,792
7 Reviews
Holly329111.0$24,917
Not Yet Rated
Holyoke358912.8$30,984
1 Reviews
Hotchkiss375117.5$28,056
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Hugo319010.1$30,259
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Idaho Springs237914.8$39,643
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Idalia216210.4-
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Ignacio679712.5$27,917
1 Reviews
Iliff228013.2$25,625
1 Reviews
Joes2896.5-
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Johnstown31,62117.0$50,404
3 Reviews
Julesburg31,23729.9$28,207
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Karval327314.8-
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Keenesburg41,38614.5$41,417
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Kersey31,12213.3$41,333
2 Reviews
Kim2615.2$25,938
Not Yet Rated
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Kiowa338312.5$40,809
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Kit Carson2965.9$19,531
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Kremmling345112.2$45,605
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La Jara480913.6$24,167
1 Reviews
La Junta51,31814.7$29,002
Not Yet Rated
La Porte268614.8-
1 Reviews
La Salle248312.6$41,534
Not Yet Rated
La Veta225412.1$29,342
Not Yet Rated
Lafayette114,86216.0$56,376
7 Reviews
Lakewood5421,67616.9$48,109
35 Reviews
Lamar71,71814.4$28,660
4 Reviews
Las Animas559213.1$26,157
Not Yet Rated
Leadville41,20815.4$36,714
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Limon244811.9$33,565
Not Yet Rated
Littleton6632,26818.7$50,583
10 Reviews
Loma226818.4-
1 Reviews
Lone Tree61,93718.2$96,308
Not Yet Rated
Longmont4816,13316.6$51,174
12 Reviews
Louisville124,17818.3$69,945
2 Reviews
Loveland3512,69417.1$47,119
14 Reviews
Lyons371017.3$50,764
Not Yet Rated
Mancos337312.2$25,223
1 Reviews
Manitou Springs31,27214.9$40,514
4 Reviews
Manzanola21778.1$19,196
Not Yet Rated
Mc Clave225912.3-
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Mead289318.1$79,298
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Meeker370715.0$34,479
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Merino230612.2$28,750
Not Yet Rated
Milliken31,51517.3$43,603
7 Reviews
Moffat31487.8$28,906
1 Reviews
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Monte Vista101,66514.4$28,393
3 Reviews
Montrose145,36917.8$33,750
8 Reviews
Monument105,28818.9$50,000
4 Reviews
Morrison387420.7$53,438
Not Yet Rated
Nederland264214.4$50,588
3 Reviews
New Castle51,79616.3$55,000
1 Reviews
New Raymer21679.5-
Not Yet Rated
Niwot31,81319.8$86,914
2 Reviews
Northglenn2012,67822.7$48,276
2 Reviews
Norwood227411.0$39,375
Not Yet Rated
Oak Creek218910.1$36,500
Not Yet Rated
Olathe31,15216.1$26,286
2 Reviews
Ordway449514.7$23,967
Not Yet Rated
Otis53199.2$31,333
Not Yet Rated
Ouray32308.1$36,094
Not Yet Rated
Pagosa Springs71,51715.7$29,469
4 Reviews
Palisade21,36517.9$27,739
2 Reviews
Paonia350614.5$31,831
Not Yet Rated
Parachute51,22914.2$31,208
Not Yet Rated
Parker2917,24018.7$74,116
7 Reviews
Peetz21638.6$42,083
Not Yet Rated
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Peyton62,88417.4-
2 Reviews
Platteville252712.4$43,472
Not Yet Rated
Pritchett3726.2$19,750
Not Yet Rated
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Pueblo5621,60317.4$29,650
18 Reviews
Pueblo West115,23319.2$48,121
6 Reviews
Rangely350514.5$41,276
Not Yet Rated
Ridgway338010.9$40,903
1 Reviews
Rifle62,69717.5$42,734
7 Reviews
Rocky Ford587813.4$23,359
Not Yet Rated
Rush332913.5-
1 Reviews
Rye357516.9$33,750
Not Yet Rated
Saguache31287.3$21,544
1 Reviews
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Salida41,08312.8$28,790
Not Yet Rated
San Luis322011.8$14,213
1 Reviews
Sanford234013.4$25,625
Not Yet Rated
Sheridan Lake2837.3$23,750
Not Yet Rated
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Silverthorne336512.9$58,839
Not Yet Rated
Silverton3668.3$30,486
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Simla331911.4$31,382
Not Yet Rated
Springfield330010.2$24,375
Not Yet Rated
Steamboat Springs92,11113.4$54,647
2 Reviews
Sterling72,22216.6$27,337
1 Reviews
Strasburg41,04117.6$53,558
2 Reviews
Stratton320910.8$32,500
Not Yet Rated
Superior21,61918.0$82,079
Not Yet Rated
Swink237812.2$36,094
Not Yet Rated
Telluride469911.5$51,938
Not Yet Rated
Thornton3418,22519.4$54,445
7 Reviews
Timnath264316.7$51,250
Not Yet Rated
Trinidad81,58215.5$26,681
3 Reviews
Usaf Academy21,68017.1-
Not Yet Rated
Vail226814.0$56,680
3 Reviews
Vilas441515.0$34,167
Not Yet Rated
Walden223011.2$29,313
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Walsenburg355214.3$22,005
Not Yet Rated
Walsh21678.9$24,911
1 Reviews
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Watkins238111.4-
2 Reviews
Weldona321112.2-
Not Yet Rated
Wellington31,25316.4$47,917
1 Reviews
Westcliffe348912.4$23,125
2 Reviews
Westminster3816,50919.2$56,323
16 Reviews
Weston223110.1-
Not Yet Rated
Wheat Ridge144,96017.0$38,983
5 Reviews
Wiggins356615.0$33,438
Not Yet Rated
Wiley223611.0$30,294
Not Yet Rated
Windsor84,08216.0$54,976
2 Reviews
Woodland Park42,34615.5$52,279
1 Reviews
Woodrow21057.9-
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Wray370214.8$29,052
2 Reviews
Yampa224614.7$37,500
Not Yet Rated
Yoder330524.4-
Not Yet Rated
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Yuma482312.6$30,371
1 Reviews
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