Fourteen Colorado high schools have been ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.
Those 14 schools were awarded a "gold" ranking.
U.S. News says it evaluated data on more than 21,000 public high schools and ranked them on their performance on state assessment tests as well as how well they prepare students for college. ( Full methodology here.)
U.S. news ranks Liberty Common Charter School in Fort Collins as the state's top secondary school and No. 49 nationwide, followed by:
- The Vanguard School, Colorado Springs
- Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette
- D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Jefferson County
- DSST: Stapleton High School, Denver
- Aspen High School
- Evergreen High School
- James Irwin Charter High School, Colorado Springs
- KIPP Denver Collegiate High School
- Fairview High School, Boulder
- Denver School of the Arts
- Telluride High School
- Denver Center for International Studies
- Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village
Another 34 Colorado schools were awarded "silver" classifications.