Fourteen Colorado high schools were recently ranked as some of the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. A handful of the schools were in or near Denver.
According to U.S. News & World Report, a total of 119 Colorado schools made the Best High Schools list with 14 schools receiving gold medal rankings, 34 receiving silver, and 71 receiving bronze. Among those gold medal schools in Denver were the Denver Center for International Studies, Kipp Denver Collegiate High School and DSST: Stapleton High School. Other local gold medal schools were Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village and Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette. The top ranked school in the state was Liberty Common Charter School.
Data on more than 21,000 public high schools was evaluated, and U.S. News ranked them based on their performance on state assessment tests and how well students are prepared for college.
This local update courtesy of your Denver South Community Expert.