Steamboat Springs High School earns high rating from national magazine


— Steamboat Springs High School has extended its streak of being named one of the best high schools in Colorado.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the campus as the 20th best high school in the state based on the academic performance of its students.

Last year, the magazine ranked the school the 23rd best in Colorado.

The survey ranked 458 high school campuses in Colorado based on their students' participation rate and performance on Advanced Placement exams as well as reading, writing and math proficiency on standardized tests.

“This is yet another indication of the outstanding job our teachers, parents, staff, and students do on a daily basis to provide an outstanding education to our community,” Curriculum Director Marty Lamansky said in a statement announcing the recognition. “We look forward to continuing to strive towards higher and higher levels of academic excellence in all of our schools throughout the district.”

Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette topped the magazine's rankings in Colorado.

Soroco High School and Hayden High School did not score high enough to earn a ranking.

Nationally, Steamboat Springs High School was ranked in the top 3 percent of all high schools.

The full rankings can be viewed at

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210 or email


Harvey Lyon 3 years, 9 months ago

17 years later, 4 kids......I've always said that "if the child wants it, the quality education is certainly available".

Congratulations for your National recognition to the hard working teachers of RE-2.

I've also always said education is both a gift and a challenge. It is a gift to have quality education available and that exists in very few Countries around the world. It is a challenge to make sure you (the student) "pick the brains" of each and every one of your teachers/professors. Lots of competing interests at that age. But after HS all education costs significant $$ even if you're rpeating what was previously offered as part of your taxes.

Its not the teachers job to asure you pick up everything they know. Its the students and the tax paying parents.....even if it means kicking their butts.


Harvey Lyon 3 years, 9 months ago

And clearly I didn't do a spell/typo check....LOL


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