Elementary or middle school

Gold: Connect Charter School

104 East 7th Street | 719.542.0224

John and Judy Mikulas co-founded this high performing school in 1993. Its enrollment is 260 students, who are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, this school year. Principal Jeff Hawkins says Connect could double in size if it wanted but “our philosophy is to stay small to know our kids will do well.” It’s a philosophy that works as Connect is rated among the highest performing middle school in the state and yearly has the highest performance rating.

Silver: Prairie Winds Elementary

579 E. Earl Dr., Pueblo West | pre.district70.org

Bronze: Goodnight Elementary

624 Windy Way | goodnight.pueblocityschools.us