Telluride High School US News and World Report Ranking
Telluride High School was recently ranked number 10
in Colorado in the latest US News and World Report Best High Schools
Ranking. This ranking was accompanied by a Gold Medal distinction by
the magazine based on College Readiness, as indicated by AP placement
testing and student preparedness as determined by state testing such as
CSAP. The number 10 ranking in the State of Colorado equates to a number 334 ranking in the entire United States.
This is a great honor for Telluride High School as one example of the
national recognition that our school has achieved. This is the first
time THS received Gold Medal Distinction. We continue to look at
opportunities for growth while we take this time to celebrate the work
of our students and faculty. Click here to see the US News and World Report ranking.
KYLE A. SCHUMACHER, Ed.D.
Schools are known for exemplary K-12 programs and high student
achievement. The Telluride test scores on the Colorado State Test (TCAP) are consistently among the highest in the
state. Outstanding programs and opportunities for students include
advanced placement courses, specialized mentorships with community
members, individual enrichment plans for students, extensive technology
experiences and experiential learning opportunities. The district has a partnership with
the Telluride Ski and Golf Company to provide students with an
outstanding ski/snowboard physical education program (Ski PE) each
winter. There is also a comprehensive co-curricular program that
includes a wide range of academics and athletic activities for
This year, Telluride School District welcomed over 70 new students to our schools. We have gone from 730 students to over 755 students in just one year. We continue to strive for excellence while seeking a balance between the academic, social/emotional, co-curricular, and family life of our students. We are proud of our teachers, staff, students AND parents, for what they bring to the table each and every day. Telluride is a growing and evolving town, not unlike the rest of the world. Our unique box canyon location provides the perfect location for an incredibly rich educational experience in and out of the classroom.
This year we are thrilled to be working with Pinhead Institute, Telluride Institute, Eco-Action Partners, TMC (through the Pep Grant), Colorado Audobon, Sheep Mountain Alliance and the Colorado Extension Office to develop a pilot hands-on science seminar for our THS students. Stay tuned for more information on that topic.
Please feel free to contact my office or any of the building offices to learn more about Telluride School District and the growing opportunities that exist for her students.