The August issue of 5280 won’t be out until next Friday, but I wanted to give our web readers a sneak peek at the cover (click the thumbnail for a larger version). It’s a great issue front-to-back, but it’s the education cover story that’s sure to get folks talking. We put 30 Denver-area public and private high schools under the microscope, ranking them according to a variety of criteria. Which school comes out top? You’ll have to wait until next week, but let’s just say a lot of people are going to be surprised.