Boulder Valley Schools Help Strengthen Boulder Real Estate Market

How do Boulder schools stack up to those in other Colorado communities? That's an important question for those considering a move to the Boulder area. The Boulder Valley School District is home to 55 public schools that collectively service roughly 30,000 students grades K through 12. While the factors that constitute a "quality" school are rather subjective and vary from family to family, Colorado's measuring stick for school performance is the CSAP test (Colorado Student Assessment Program). In 2008 CSAP tests, Boulder Valley School District students outperformed Colorado as a whole in math, reading and writing no matter the grade level. These charts show how Boulder Valley School District test scores compared to Colorado scores in grades 3, 7 and 10. [Boulder's scores are marked in BLUE while Colorado's scores are in PURPLE].

There also are a number of highly regarded private schools in the Boulder area for parents to consider. Boulder Country Day School and Dawson School are both highly regarded as some of the best private institutions in the Northern Colorado area and even the state. In fact, Dawson School was recently named by Business Week Magazine and GreatSchools.net the No. 1 Independent School in Colorado in the Parents' Choice category.

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