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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Rock Canyon High School is a top rated, public school located in Highlands Ranch, CO. It has 2,266 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Rock Canyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
426 responses
Average ACT
29
482 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$120,404
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,874
National
$949
Median Home Value
$442,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 232 responses
  • Wish Week
    23%
  • Everyone LOVES Wish Week at Rock Canyon!!
    19%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Wish Week is Great
    7%
  • Bonfires
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,266
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,883
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.2%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,884/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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Rock Canyon High School Reviews

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As a student at Rock Canyon, I could not have asked for a better high school experience. The leadership and administration at this school is unmatched. Teachers are engaged and want to see you succeed. The environment that the school creates is one of dedication and positivity. I am always challenged to be a better person and student each an every day at Rock Canyon. The school spirit we have unites us all as Jaguars and I could not be happier to attend this school!
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I have loved my years at Rock Canyon. As an athlete I always felt support from my teachers. I have always felt that everyone from staff to students have had my best interest in heart. The schools events that I have attended throughout high school are so well put together and have allowed me to make memories I will never forget. Overall, I cannot reflect on a time where I was disappointed in being apart of Rock Canyon. I will forever be proud to be a Jag!
I really enjoyed my high school experience. The staff is super welcoming and educated, and the school as a whole is a great learning environment. The principal is amazing! The students there are very friendly as well. What made my high school experience even better was getting involved. I played both soccer and softball, and was involved in student council all four years, which really enriched my experience.