Highlands Ranch High School

Public 9-12

 9375 Cresthill Lane
       Highlands Ranch, CO  80130-4408


(303) 387-2500

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 221 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,466 Help

Feeder schools for Highlands Ranch High School:

Elementary:    Acres Green Elementary School
    Arrowwood Elementary School
    Cougar Run Elementary School
    Eagle Ridge Elementary School
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Middle:    Cresthill Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  1,625

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
Hispanic:
16.9%
Two or more races:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.6%

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Compare Details Highlands Ranch High School ranks better than 72.9% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks 4th among 9 ranked high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), Hispanic (16.9%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highlands Ranch High School is 17.7, which is the 6th best among 9 high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highlands Ranch High School is $13,466, which is the 4th highest among 9 high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Highlands Ranch High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Highlands Ranch High School 60th of 221 Colorado public high schools. (See Highlands Ranch High School in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 6th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highlands Ranch High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.63 10th 279 96.4%
2005 89.48 19th 280 93.2%
2006 85.55 28th 286 90.2%
2007 85.62 31st 298 89.6%
2008 82.84 42nd 301 86.0%
2009 77.87 60th 310 80.6%
2010 87.52 31st 327 90.5%
2011 86.68 33rd 337 90.2%
2012 84.35 37th 334 88.9%
2013 84.80 41st 349 88.3%
2014 69.50 100th 369 72.9%
2015 50.85 102nd 292 65.1%
2016 67.46 36th 255 85.9%
2017 57.63 71st 256 72.3%
2018 81.57 57th 388 85.3%
2019 82.30 62nd 411 84.9%
2021 71.43 56th 210 73.3%
2022 71.67 60th 221 72.9%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Highlands Ranch High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 785 8 11 25 4 n/a n/a 0 833
1989 1048 13 12 33 9 n/a n/a 0 1115
1990 1210 16 21 45 7 n/a n/a 0 1299
1991 1374 24 25 49 8 n/a n/a 0 1480
1992 1021 21 24 36 6 n/a n/a 0 1108
1993 1184 26 22 54 6 n/a n/a 0 1292
1994 1354 28 38 58 8 n/a n/a 0 1486
1995 1863 33 55 61 10 n/a n/a 0 2022
1996 1863 33 55 61 10 n/a n/a 0 2022
1997 1878 29 72 71 10 n/a n/a 0 2060
1998 1879 31 68 69 11 n/a n/a 0 2058
1999 1732 33 88 82 11 n/a n/a 0 1946
2000 1680 38 90 80 11 n/a n/a 0 1899
2001 1666 41 104 94 13 n/a n/a 0 1918
2002 1552 40 121 112 9 n/a n/a 0 1834
2003 1552 40 121 112 9 n/a n/a 0 1834
2004 1480 35 123 122 13 n/a n/a 0 1773
2005 1438 34 131 143 12 n/a n/a 0 1758
2006 1341 42 128 143 11 n/a n/a 0 1665
2007 1306 49 126 155 11 n/a n/a 0 1647
2008 1329 65 114 160 12 n/a n/a 0 1680
2009 1284 61 116 169 11 n/a n/a 0 1641
2010 1300 70 115 186 11 n/a n/a 0 1682
2011 1297 46 104 224 13 0 58 0 1742
2012 1254 49 96 215 9 1 76 0 1700
2013 1233 41 107 211 9 1 77 0 1679
2014 1180 40 97 212 8 1 67 0 1605
2015 1178 47 106 227 11 2 60 0 1631
2016 1185 40 102 238 10 3 86 0 1664
2017 1212 46 96 252 5 3 84 0 1698
2018 1241 40 86 271 11 2 94 0 1745
2019 1187 33 87 259 12 2 96 0 1676
2020 1193 36 98 260 6 3 84 0 1680
2021 1120 37 93 274 5 1 95 0 1625

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Highlands Ranch High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 833 51.1 16.3 n/a
1989 1115 70.5 15.8 0.6
1990 1299 85.6 15.1 1.2
1991 1480 95.4 15.5 0.5
1992 1108 70.9 15.6 0.6
1993 1292 76.9 16.8 0.5
1994 1486 84.0 17.7 0.3
1995 2022 109.8 18.4 0.3
1996 2022 109.8 18.4 0.3
1997 2060 121.8 16.9 0.3
1998 2058 110.7 18.6 0.4
1999 1946 111.8 17.4 0.5
2000 1899 111.2 17.1 0.7
2001 1918 120.4 15.9 0.2
2002 1834 108.6 16.9 0.7
2003 1834 108.6 16.9 0.7
2004 1773 104.5 17.0 0.9
2005 1758 97.7 18.0 1.5
2006 1665 100.7 16.5 3.3
2007 1647 92.0 17.9 4.7
2008 1680 95.1 17.7 5.4
2009 1641 96.0 17.1 5
2010 1682 89.9 18.6 6.4
2011 1742 86.8 20.0 8
2012 1700 82.5 20.5 9.1
2013 1679 81.3 20.6 9.4
2014 1605 81.9 19.5 10.1
2015 1631 82.0 19.8 7.1
2016 1664 84.0 19.8 10.8
2017 1698 88.2 19.2 13.1
2018 1745 90.4 19.2 14.6
2019 1676 91.6 18.2 13
2020 1680 90.2 18.6 12.6
2021 1625 91.7 17.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Highlands Ranch High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 833 51.1 16.3 n/a
1989 1115 70.5 15.8 0.6
1990 1299 85.6 15.1 1.2
1991 1480 95.4 15.5 0.5
1992 1108 70.9 15.6 0.6
1993 1292 76.9 16.8 0.5
1994 1486 84.0 17.7 0.3
1995 2022 109.8 18.4 0.3
1996 2022 109.8 18.4 0.3
1997 2060 121.8 16.9 0.3
1998 2058 110.7 18.6 0.4
1999 1946 111.8 17.4 0.5
2000 1899 111.2 17.1 0.7
2001 1918 120.4 15.9 0.2
2002 1834 108.6 16.9 0.7
2003 1834 108.6 16.9 0.7
2004 1773 104.5 17.0 0.9
2005 1758 97.7 18.0 1.5
2006 1665 100.7 16.5 3.3
2007 1647 92.0 17.9 4.7
2008 1680 95.1 17.7 5.4
2009 1641 96.0 17.1 5
2010 1682 89.9 18.6 6.4
2011 1742 86.8 20.0 8
2012 1700 82.5 20.5 9.1
2013 1679 81.3 20.6 9.4
2014 1605 81.9 19.5 10.1
2015 1631 82.0 19.8 7.1
2016 1664 84.0 19.8 10.8
2017 1698 88.2 19.2 13.1
2018 1745 90.4 19.2 14.6
2019 1676 91.6 18.2 13
2020 1680 90.2 18.6 12.6
2021 1625 91.7 17.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Highlands Ranch High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $463 (3.4%) $13,003 (96.6%) $13,466

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Highlands Ranch High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Pandemic (2021-2022)
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Ranks 62nd of 411 High schoolsRanks 60th of 221 High schools
 12.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students16761625
 3%
African American3337
 12.1%
American Indian125
 58.3%
Asian8793
 6.9%
Hispanic259274
 5.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White11871120
 5.6%
Two or More Races9695
 1%




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Highlands Ranch High School ranks 60th of 221 Colorado high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Highlands Ranch High School are 69% White, 17% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,625 students attended Highlands Ranch High School.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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