Douglas County School District No. Re 1


The Douglas County School District No. Re 1 is a high-performing school district in Colorado, with 88 schools serving students from elementary through high school. The district is home to some of the top-ranked schools in the state, including American Academy, Rock Canyon High School, and Mountain Vista High School, which consistently place in the top 5-10% of Colorado schools. However, the district also has some struggling schools, particularly in the alternative and online education space.

Across the district, student test scores on the CMAS exams are generally well above the state averages, with the 11th grade SAT Reading/Writing proficiency rate at 74% compared to the state average of 59%, and the SAT Math proficiency rate at 49% versus 35% statewide. The district's free and reduced lunch rates vary widely, from under 4% at some of the highest-performing schools to over 70% at the lowest-performing schools. Student-teacher ratios also differ significantly, from as low as 11.9 at Sedalia Elementary to as high as 39.6 at the Early Childhood Center.

The district appears to be effective at supporting its top-tier schools to maintain excellence, but may need to focus more resources and attention on its lower-performing campuses to help raise achievement levels district-wide. Overall, the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 is a high-performing district with many exemplary schools, but also has room for improvement in addressing achievement gaps and supporting its most challenged student populations.

District Detail

 620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

 (303) 387-0100

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 115 Colorado districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 62,341

Primary Schools: 62
Middle Schools: 10
High Schools: 14
Alternative Schools: 2

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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.

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