Colorado industries like cybersecurity, financial services and IT are projected to lead growth in 2018.

Those are industries that require a background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), something that lawmakers and educators have over the last few years made a top priority for the state.

So which high schools are ahead of the curve when it comes to STEM education?

Niche, a Pittsburgh-based website that analyzes and ranks neighborhoods and schools, today released its list "2018 Best High Schools for STEM." The list ranks Colorado schools based on:

Top colleges STEM score.

SAT/ACT math scores.

Math proficiency.

Parent/student surveys on STEM.

STEM majors.

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