Best Public Schools in Zip Code 80002


The 80002 zip code area in Colorado is home to 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and no high schools or alternative schools. These schools are part of the Jefferson County School District No. R-1, except for Prospect Academy, which is a public charter school under the State Charter School Institute.

Among the standout schools in the area, Drake Junior High School consistently ranks in the top 25% of Colorado middle schools and outperforms the district and state averages in CMAS test scores for English Language Arts and Math. In contrast, Arvada K-8 and Foster Dual Language Pk-8 struggle to meet the district and state averages in these test scores. Prospect Academy, the public charter school, stands out with a very low student-teacher ratio of 8.5 and a higher percentage of white students compared to the other schools in the area.

The schools in the 80002 zip code serve a diverse student population, with varying percentages of white, Hispanic, and other racial groups. The free/reduced lunch rates also vary significantly, with Arvada K-8 having the highest rate at 85.74%, indicating a high percentage of students from low-income families. These socioeconomic factors may contribute to the performance differences observed among the schools in the area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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