Boulder High School

Public 9-12

 1604 Arapahoe Avenue
       Boulder, CO  80302-6312


(720) 561-2200

District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 351 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,002 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.1 Help
Number of students:  2,074

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.3%
Hispanic:
24.2%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.7% Help


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Compare Details Boulder High School ranks better than 91.7% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked high schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Boulder High School has the largest high school student body size in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. Racial makeup is: White (66.3%), Hispanic (24.2%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Boulder High School is 20.1. 6 high schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Boulder High School is $15,002. 7 high schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Boulder High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder High School 29th of 351 Colorado public high schools. (See Boulder High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Boulder Valley School District No. Re2:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 7th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Boulder High School

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Rank History for all students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.48 39th 279 86.0%
2005 85.95 30th 280 89.3%
2006 86.06 26th 286 90.9%
2007 82.94 42nd 298 85.9%
2008 83.94 39th 301 87.0%
2009 83.04 37th 310 88.1%
2010 81.52 46th 327 85.9%
2011 82.94 44th 337 86.9%
2012 81.06 51st 334 84.7%
2013 72.88 84th 349 75.9%
2014 79.02 68th 369 81.6%
2015 69.04 49th 292 83.2%
2016 50.35 86th 255 66.3%
2017 64.15 50th 256 80.5%
2018 91.69 22nd 388 94.3%
2019 92.26 25th 411 93.9%
2021 81.90 33rd 210 84.3%
2022 81.23 31st 221 86.0%
2023 88.91 29th 349 91.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.85 3rd 48 93.8%
2022 86.03 4th 56 92.9%
2023 95.32 1st 62 98.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 56.83 21st 60 65.0%
2022 70.35 12th 77 84.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 58.24 61st 188 67.6%
2022 67.66 52nd 203 74.4%
2023 70.12 52nd 200 74.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 83.17 37th 239 84.5%
2022 85.46 34th 257 86.8%
2023 84.05 35th 254 86.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 80.84 6th 74 91.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 60.39 46th 108 57.4%
2023 63.84 52nd 135 61.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 88.46 25th 240 89.6%
2022 87.56 26th 253 89.7%
2023 89.08 24th 252 90.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 20.87 31st 41 24.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 34.60 105th 181 42.0%
2022 43.65 97th 205 52.7%
2023 47.48 92nd 198 53.5%
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Rank History for White students at Boulder High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.24 10th 225 95.6%
2022 89.62 17th 228 92.5%
2023 88.69 15th 234 93.6%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Boulder High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1574 29 91 76 9 n/a n/a 0 1779
1989 1470 29 92 90 6 n/a n/a 0 1687
1990 1290 35 98 100 7 n/a n/a 0 1530
1991 1294 34 82 115 14 n/a n/a 0 1539
1992 1271 37 92 132 20 n/a n/a 0 1552
1993 1654 53 101 166 20 n/a n/a 0 1994
1994 1624 49 100 166 22 n/a n/a 0 1961
1995 1641 54 113 198 23 n/a n/a 0 2029
1996 1641 54 113 198 23 n/a n/a 0 2029
1997 1572 55 98 189 18 n/a n/a 0 1932
1998 1521 47 103 185 19 n/a n/a 0 1875
1999 1510 53 96 165 13 n/a n/a 0 1837
2000 1427 45 92 214 11 n/a n/a 0 1789
2001 1424 52 95 228 10 n/a n/a 0 1809
2002 1481 47 100 284 16 n/a n/a 0 1928
2003 1481 47 100 284 16 n/a n/a 0 1928
2004 1497 36 110 273 15 n/a n/a 0 1931
2005 1535 45 105 280 13 n/a n/a 0 1978
2006 1483 41 103 295 13 n/a n/a 0 1935
2007 1444 34 107 306 12 n/a n/a 0 1903
2008 1399 43 99 305 9 n/a n/a 0 1855
2009 1395 37 87 283 6 n/a n/a 0 1808
2010 1359 36 95 286 8 n/a n/a 0 1784
2011 1308 36 78 295 4 2 57 0 1780
2012 1319 25 92 291 3 0 65 0 1795
2013 1340 28 93 315 8 0 79 0 1863
2014 1381 37 85 348 6 1 87 0 1945
2015 1386 26 80 396 8 1 96 0 1993
2016 1403 21 63 407 5 2 101 0 2002
2017 1364 18 76 426 9 1 103 0 1997
2018 1369 19 90 456 6 1 123 0 2064
2019 1410 20 93 461 10 0 109 0 2103
2020 1427 20 82 500 11 0 113 0 2153
2021 1412 16 69 505 13 0 116 0 2131
2022 1428 15 68 512 14 1 101 0 2139
2023 1376 19 61 502 3 1 112 0 2074

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Boulder High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1779 86.5 20.5 n/a
1989 1687 84.8 19.8 6.2
1990 1530 80.4 19.0 5.2
1991 1539 78.3 19.6 6
1992 1552 78.1 19.8 6.4
1993 1994 93.0 21.4 0
1994 1961 88.1 22.3 0
1995 2029 92.7 21.9 5.4
1996 2029 92.7 21.9 5.4
1997 1932 96.0 20.1 4.6
1998 1875 95.2 19.7 5.2
1999 1837 97.6 18.8 5.4
2000 1789 93.7 19.1 5.1
2001 1809 92.3 19.6 4.5
2002 1928 98.0 19.7 4.4
2003 1928 98.0 19.7 4.4
2004 1931 96.6 20.0 7.5
2005 1978 99.0 20.0 6.5
2006 1935 101.7 19.0 13.5
2007 1903 98.9 19.2 16.2
2008 1855 94.8 19.6 15.1
2009 1808 96.1 18.8 14.7
2010 1784 92.4 19.3 15.2
2011 1780 92.3 19.2 16.5
2012 1795 90.1 19.9 17.4
2013 1863 94.2 19.7 16.7
2014 1945 94.0 20.6 18.4
2015 1993 97.0 20.5 21.5
2016 2002 98.0 20.4 23.4
2017 1997 99.5 20.0 23.5
2018 2064 102.1 20.2 22.6
2019 2103 106.3 19.7 23.5
2020 2153 103.7 20.7 23.4
2021 2131 108.4 19.6 23.4
2022 2139 104.8 20.3 24.7
2023 2074 102.9 20.1 27.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Boulder High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1779 86.5 20.5 n/a
1989 1687 84.8 19.8 6.2
1990 1530 80.4 19.0 5.2
1991 1539 78.3 19.6 6
1992 1552 78.1 19.8 6.4
1993 1994 93.0 21.4 0
1994 1961 88.1 22.3 0
1995 2029 92.7 21.9 5.4
1996 2029 92.7 21.9 5.4
1997 1932 96.0 20.1 4.6
1998 1875 95.2 19.7 5.2
1999 1837 97.6 18.8 5.4
2000 1789 93.7 19.1 5.1
2001 1809 92.3 19.6 4.5
2002 1928 98.0 19.7 4.4
2003 1928 98.0 19.7 4.4
2004 1931 96.6 20.0 7.5
2005 1978 99.0 20.0 6.5
2006 1935 101.7 19.0 13.5
2007 1903 98.9 19.2 16.2
2008 1855 94.8 19.6 15.1
2009 1808 96.1 18.8 14.7
2010 1784 92.4 19.3 15.2
2011 1780 92.3 19.2 16.5
2012 1795 90.1 19.9 17.4
2013 1863 94.2 19.7 16.7
2014 1945 94.0 20.6 18.4
2015 1993 97.0 20.5 21.5
2016 2002 98.0 20.4 23.4
2017 1997 99.5 20.0 23.5
2018 2064 102.1 20.2 22.6
2019 2103 106.3 19.7 23.5
2020 2153 103.7 20.7 23.4
2021 2131 108.4 19.6 23.4
2022 2139 104.8 20.3 24.7
2023 2074 102.9 20.1 27.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Boulder High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,321
2020 $13,331
2021 $13,864
2022 $15,002

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Boulder High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 411 High schoolsRanks 29th of 349 High schools
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21032074
 1.4%
African American2019
 5%
American Indian103
 70%
Asian9361
 34.4%
Hispanic461502
 8.9%
Pacific Islander01
White14101376
 2.4%
Two or More Races109112
 2.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.5%27.7%
 4.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Boulder High School

Yes. Boulder High School ranks in the top 8.3% of Colorado high schools.

Students at Boulder High School are 66% White, 24% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,074 students attended Boulder High School.


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