An appealing attribute of Boulder for young families, is its school system. Boulder Valley School District ranks in the top 3 best school districts in the Front Range. It also sets students up for success who are looking to apply to college after high school. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses allow students to not only learn higher level subjects but also qualify for college credits according to their test scores. BVSD also has an open enrollment program that offers more versatility to students and doesn't restrict them based on where they live.
To learn more about BVSD, read below or visit our Boulder Schools Page. Click the following links to find Early Childhood Education Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools.
Boulder Valley School District is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Over 500 square miles contain 56 schools, 30,000 students, 4,000 employees and include multiple cities in the Boulder area. These cities include Boulder, Gold Hill, Jamestown, Lafayette, Louisville, Nederland, Superior, Ward, Broomfield and Erie.
Boulder schools are split into multiple districts. These districts include the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2, the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j, the Boulder Re-1j St Vrain and Front Range Bocesschool districts. Of these districts, the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 averages with the highest ratings. It received a 7 out of 10 according to "GreatSchools" and the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j rated 6 out of 10.
Altona Middle School, Bear Creek Elementary School, High Peaks Elementary School and Boulder Community School/Integrated Studies all have a 10 rating. For more statistics, visit GreatSchools.org.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 37.1% of adults in Boulder have a post-graduate degree and 34.4% have a bachelors. 73% of students in Boulder are enrolled in college.
According to state and national academic ratings, BVSD ranks in the top three Front Range school districts in Colorado. As indicated by the high collegiate attendance by BVSD students, every year BVSD graduates receive higher than average scores on the ACT and SAT and receive multiple scholarships. For more information on how BVSD ranks, visit BVSD's About Page.
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