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Durango High School Ranks in US News Rankings Best High Schools

According to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), in Colorado there are 513 total public high schools (does not include public charter or similar schools).


The ranking is based on a scorecard of five (5) different criteria:

  • Took at Least One AP Exam
  • Pass at Least One AP Exam
  • Mathematics Proficiency
  • Reading Proficiency
  • Graduation Rate

DHS received an overall score of 81.77 when scores from the criteria and tallied and averaged. In order to quality, students must have had the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams, and the AP participation rate at DHS is 52%.  


“We have worked very diligently to ensure that all students have access to rigorous coursework, from Advanced Placement to concurrent enrollment with both PCC and Fort Lewis.  This ranking is a reflection of our students wanting to access this rigor and our teachers taking on these challenging courses, ultimately helping kids to be successful on the exams as well.”    


You can learn more about this ranking and look at the specifics around DHS in each category by visiting the US News Rankings website HERE.