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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Douglas County High School is an above average, public school located in Castle Rock, CO. It has 1,893 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
2842 Front Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Telephone
(303) 387-1000
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Douglas County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
220 responses
Average ACT
26
233 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$101,122
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,430
National
$949
Median Home Value
$356,600
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
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  • DC vs CV games
    25%
  • Make-a-Wish week
    23%
  • Prom!
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    16%
  • Mr. Huskie
    10%
  • Spirit Weeks
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,893
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,944
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,273/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Overall my time here has been really good. There is a wide range of academic opportunities, including honors, AP, and IB classes. There are also a lot of interesting elective classes like woodshop, jewelry, and sculpture as well as options like sci-fi/fantasy, marine biology, and anatomy for upperclassmen. I've personally never had a problem with any bullying or harassment. There are lots of opportunities to play different sports, men, women, and coed. There are also co-op teams with different schools in the district for more niche interests. There are three orchestras, a theatre program, and multiple choirs. The campus is nice, with space for all of the classes. The only thing that I would say could improve would be the distribution of resources between the athletic programs and the arts programs.
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I overall at Douglas County high school feel safe with the environment. My experience was good, I made close relationships with teachers and peers. I feel that I have expanded my learning here!
My daughter is a sophomore at DC and has been attending since Freshman Year. She transferred from a school out of state where she was struggling with her grades because of many social distractions and bullying. Since she has been enrolled here, her grades have gone from D's and C's to A's and B's and she have joined the girls swim team and has earned an Athletic Scholar award two years in a row!