Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

School rankings above average

Settle down in Steamboat Springs with your family and your children will be getting one of the best educations in the state.

According to the Colorado Department of Education, results from the 2017 State Assessments show that students in the Steamboat Springs Schools are scoring at high levels of proficiency significantly above state and multi-state averages.

“We continue to raise the educational bar that enables our students to compete on a state, national and international scale, while pursuing their dreams and opportunities,” says Superintendent Brad Meeks.

Students in grades three through nine participated in the multi-state PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), on average scoring up to 64 points above the consortium mean.

In 2017, student scores consistently showed proficiency rates significantly above state averages. In English Language Arts, students exceeded state averages between 16 to 36 points; and in mathematics, 14 to 32 points above state averages. In all grade levels, these averages were more than double digits above state averages (20 or more percentage points higher).

Growth scores show that overall ELA was 11 percentage points above state Median Growth Percentile (MGP) and math 14 percentage points above, with 10 of the 12 grade level/subjects exceeding the state MGP. Sub-populations of English Language Learners (gifted and talented, and students with disabilities) also showed growth above state averages (8-17 points).

Students also excelled on the PSAT (10th grade) and SAT (11th grade) tests. On the PSATs, their overall mean score of 1,013 was 65 points above the state average and 79 points above the national average. They also scored above state and national averages in College Readiness Benchmarks, scoring 15 percentage points above state averages in reading and writing and 19 percentage points above in mathematics.

On the SAT, students’ overall mean score of 1072 was 57 points above the state average and 65 points above the national average. In College Readiness Benchmarks, they scored 14 points above the state average in reading and writing and 10 points above in mathematics.

“We continue to show high performance in all grade levels and content areas,” says Director of Teaching and Learning, Marty Lamansky. “These scores are another indicator of the outstanding job our teachers do in preparing our students.”

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