Four of the top five high schools in the state are charter schools! Number one for a second year in a row, The Vanguard School (CSI-Colorado Springs), has a 2.88 score. Number 3 in the state -- again for a second year in a row -- is Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins. Ridgeview Classical's score is 2.23. Peak to Peak, in Lafayette is number four with 1.92 and The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs is fifth with 1.91.
More good news in top middle school SAR scores! Eight of the top 10 middle schools in Colorado are charter schools.
#2: Summit MS-Boulder
#3: Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy-CSI, Colorado Springs
#4: Liberty Common School-Fort Collins
#5: The Connect School-Pueblo
#6: American Academy @ Castle Pines
#7: Littleton Academy
#8: Stargate Charter School-Thornton
#9: Platte River Academy-Highlands Ranch
The SAR scores are used to determine a school's rating: Excellent, High, Average, Low or Unsatisfactory. When the legislature adopted the School Accountability Report law, it defined a bell curve so that 40% of schools fell into the Average category while only 2% would be rated Excellent.