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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Discover Canyon Campus High School is a highly rated, public school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 1,172 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
1810 Northgate Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Telephone
(719) 234-1800

Discover Canyon Campus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
100 responses
Average ACT
28
136 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Thunderpalooza
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Theatrical plays
    15%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Thunder News
    9%
  • Bonfires
    8%
  • Dances
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,257
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,043/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Discover Canyon Campus High School Reviews

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This high school is perfect for a student wanting college readiness and the facilities/resources needed to achieve it. Many schools in our district do not offer Biomedical sciences, but DCC does. This class is perfect for future healthcare professionals and is one of the things that I love about DCC over other competing high schools. This school is rich, they have good facilities for students and staff and the whole environment in generally comfortable. However, the diversity in this school is poor with a mostly caucasian population which is very normal in Colorado Springs schools. So far, I love this school and have had a great experience with it!
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DCC is a wonderful place to go if you really enjoy student government. The senate program is huge! DCC also offers a wide variety of classes and clubs for anyone who enjoys arts or science/math. However, it seems that for students who deal with emotional problems, there is not a valuable program for them to go to. There has been a significant loss due to suicide during the time I have been at this school.
Overall, It is a great school! Great teachers and faculties who are ready to help you, also there are super friendly people there.