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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Douglas County School District No. RE-1 is a highly rated, public school district located in Castle Rock, CO. It has 67,591 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
701 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80108
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Douglas County School District No. RE-1 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1210
2,923 responses
Average ACT
27
2,929 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
67,591
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,883
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,884/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$104,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,460
National
$949
Median Home Value
$391,100
National
$184,700

Douglas County School District No. RE-1 Reviews

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I wish Douglas County schools would offer a better education. I moved from Cherry Creek School District after finishing elementary school there, and I felt like going back a year or so. While I met many great teachers in both my middle and high school, I wish academics of Douglas County School District were more advanced. I also wish more emphasis was put on the behavior of the kids. I had a good experience in my schools because of the friends I had and many great teachers I met. I truly enjoyed the variety of classes I was able to sign up in my high school. It felt I should spend more than four years there. Still, I think that the overall experience at the schools could be better. Education should be more about quality learning.
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Douglas County School District allows you to study whatever you want in order for you to be prepared for the future. Moreover, the English department is excellent. However, math and sciences can be better. The overall academics, sports, and clubs exceed compared to other school districts. One feels good at the school district because there are enough clubs/sports for everyone to participate. One thing the district can do better is recruiting better, more qualified teachers, staff, security, etc. Sometimes it feels like the school district grabs someone off the street to be an educator.
What I love about this district is the community and the sports. Everyone is so supportive and positive, the environment is so enjoyable to be in. I really enjoy the events that this district has. For example, Wish Week. Wish Week is sponsored by Make A Wish and we are given the opportunity to raise money for children in need and who are in life threatening conditions. This week is extremely eye opening and all students are given a chance to help and to give back to others. It's made me realize how lucky I am and how much I can help by participating in little activities. This district has such a talented staff. In the the hallways all staff always has a smile on their faces. It is easy to tell that they love their job and want to make a difference everyday. All of them are also very easy to talk to. They understand that life at home can be very stressful and are willing to give kids a day or two to catch up on work. They don't treat us like robots, they treat us like humans. 5 stars!!