Best Public Schools in Parker, CO


The city of Parker, Colorado is home to 26 schools, including 19 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 4 high schools, all part of the highly-ranked Douglas County School District No. Re 1, except for two schools that belong to the Elizabeth School District. The district is ranked 9th out of 115 in Colorado and has a 5-star rating, but the schools within it vary widely in academic performance.

Several standout schools in Parker include Parker Core Knowledge Charter School, which ranks 6th out of 933 Colorado elementary schools, and Challenge to Excellence Charter School, ranking 47th. These high-performing charter schools have exceptional test scores, with 65-96% of students proficient or better in CMAS subjects. Another top performer is Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County, a public charter high school that ranks 15th out of 349 Colorado high schools and has the highest test scores in the data set.

However, there is a wide range in academic achievement across the schools in Parker, with some struggling more than others. Schools with higher free and reduced lunch rates, such as Cherokee Trail Elementary and Pioneer Elementary, tend to have lower test scores, highlighting the impact of socioeconomic factors on student performance. Overall, the data provides a comprehensive look at the school landscape in Parker, allowing parents and educators to identify high-performing options as well as areas for improvement.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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