Living in Rangely

Schools and Education

Rangely Schools

The Rangely Re-4 School District is home to Parkview Elementary and Rangely Junior and Senior High Schools. The district has an incredible 14:1 student to teacher ratio that promotes high achievement and opportunities for tailored learning. Our safe, clean, and modern facilities make for a stellar learning environment, and our vibrant community rallies around the Rangely Panthers in a variety of extracurricular activities.

With a wide range of athletics, art, theater, and musical productions, Rangely Re-4 School District encourages students to experience a well-rounded education that complements their academic endeavors. And with opportunities to attend Advanced Placement classes and earn credits at Colorado Northwestern Community College through an innovative dual enrollment program, Rangely is able to help its students on a fast track towards college and career success.

Elementary K – 6
50 River Rd
Rangely, CO 81648

Junior High 7-8
High School 9 – 12
234 Panther Way
Rangely, CO 81648

Higher Learning


Colorado Northwestern Community College is a hidden gem offering some of the finest higher education in the country. Sitting on a beautiful mesa overlooking the town of Rangely, CNCC boasts several of the most successful and financially lucrative undergraduate programs in the entire US. Students have the opportunity to earn degrees in such fields as Dental Hygiene, Aviation, National Park Ranger Training Programs, Nursing, and more.

Earning the #5 spot in a 2021 Newsweek article titled “Community Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money,” CNCC graduates are likely to be making over $55,000 in their early careers with mid-career graduates earning nearly $80,00 on average.

This unique community college is an affordable and hugely rewarding option for both local and out-of-state students. Attendees will experience a full on-campus college experience, complete with Division I athletics, comfortable residence halls, a wide array of clubs and organizations, and close proximity to national parks and outdoor recreation. Colorado Northwestern Community College’s devoted faculty and staff work diligently to provide students with the ideal college experience while helping them enjoy Colorado’s high quality of life.

CNCC also offers tuition-free education for Rangely residents, providing such a unique & wonderful benefit to those pursuing higher education.


After graduating from CNCC, Colorado Mesa University located in Grand Junction, is only 90 miles south of Rangely. CMU offers a wide variety of courses and areas of study including business administration, civil engineering, graphic design and much more.