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Top 40 Public High Schools in the Denver Metro area

Matt Maher, Class of 1995 Ponderosa High School missed his 20 year reunion, but proudly displays his support for the Mustangs.

Matt Maher, Class of 1995 Ponderosa High School missed his 20 year reunion, but proudly displays his support for the Mustangs.

Ponderosa High School

Niche.com released their results for the top public high schools in the Denver Metro area.  Several factors were taken into consideration, including academics, test scores, culture, diversity, health, safety, over all experience for parents and students, teacher evaluations, clubs and activities offered and athletics.  Below is a list of the top 40 public high schools in the Denver Metro area:

               High School & School District 

  1. Cherry Creek High School – Cherry Creek School District                                                                   
  2. Fairview High School – Boulder Valley School District                                                                       
  3. Peak to Peak Charter School – Boulder Valley School District                                                           
  4. Boulder High School – Boulder Valley School District                                                     
  5. Grandview High School – Cherry Creek School District                                                   
  6. Denver School of the Arts – Denver Public Schools                                                         
  7. D’Evelyn Senior High School – Jefferson Public Schools                                                 
  8. Monarch High School – Boulder Valley School District                                                   
  9. DSST: Stapleton High School – Denver Public Schools                                                   
  10. Lakewood High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1                             
  11. East High School – Denver Public Schools                                                                         
  12. Arapahoe High School – Littleton Public Schools                                                          
  13. Ralston Valley Senior High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1          
  14. Evergreen High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1                              
  15. Cherokee Trail High School – Cherry Creek School District                                            
  16. Heritage High School – Littleton Public Schools                                                                
  17. Rock Canyon High School – Douglas County Schools District No. RE-1                     
  18. Chaparral High School – Douglas County Schools District No. RE-1                             
  19. Smoky Hill High School – Cherry Creek Schools                                                                
  20. Dakota Ridge Senior High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1           
  21. Chatfield High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1                                
  22. Conifer Senior High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1                      
  23. Mountain Vista High School – Douglas County School District No. RE-1                    
  24. Columbine High School – Jefferson County School District No. R-1                             
  25. Denver Center for International Studies – Denver Public Schools                               
  26. Legacy High School – Adams 12 Five Star Schools                                                            
  27. Thunderridge High School – Douglas County School District No. RE-1                       
  28. Broomfield High School – Boulder Valley School District                                               
  29. Silver Creek High School – St. Vrain Valley School District                                                            
  30. Eaglecrest High School – Cherry Creek Schools                                                                
  31. Niwot High School - St. Vrain Valley School District                                                        
  32. New Vista High School - Boulder Valley School District                                                  
  33. Bear Creek High School - Jefferson County School District No. R-1                             
  34. Thomas Jefferson High School – Denver Public Schools                                                 
  35. Collegiate Academy of Colorado - Jefferson County School District No. R-1             
  36. George Washington High School – Denver Public Schools                                             
  37. South High School – Denver Public Schools                                                                       
  38. Ponderosa High School – Douglas County School District No. RE-1                             
  39. Highlands Ranch High School – Douglas County School District No. RE-1                  
  40. Legend High School – Douglas County School District No. RE-1                                    

Click here to view the complete results of Niche.com's study. 

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