Cougar Run Elementary School

Public K-6

 8780 Venneford Ranch Road
       Highlands Ranch, CO  80126-5046


(303) 387-6675

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
139th of 703 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,345 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.6
Number of students:  441

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.2%
Hispanic:
12.0%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.1%

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Compare Details Cougar Run Elementary School ranks better than 80.2% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 19th among 57 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.44. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.2%), Hispanic (12%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cougar Run Elementary School is 17.6. 35 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cougar Run Elementary School is $13,345, which is the 3rd highest among 57 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Cougar Run Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cougar Run Elementary School 139th of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Cougar Run Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 9th of 83 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cougar Run Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 83.67 111th 808 86.3%
2005 80.75 122nd 823 85.2%
2006 75.65 181st 829 78.2%
2007 78.85 150th 852 82.4%
2008 79.68 148th 849 82.6%
2009 76.94 187th 872 78.6%
2010 82.06 142nd 925 84.6%
2011 83.30 131st 935 86.0%
2012 85.46 105th 935 88.8%
2013 85.48 111th 954 88.4%
2014 82.70 142nd 962 85.2%
2015 82.99 133rd 938 85.8%
2016 76.85 175th 914 80.9%
2017 77.80 182nd 929 80.4%
2018 81.40 155th 917 83.1%
2019 83.42 132nd 965 86.3%
2021 81.44 139th 703 80.2%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Open Quote Horrible bullying at this school. It was brought to the attention of the staff and they did nothing to stop it. These classrooms are overpacked. Although we did have a couple very pleasant teachers for my older child, one of the teachers we did have for my younger child for Kindergarten was TERRIBLE. I was tempted to pull my student out of school because the teacher was so unprofessional. She lost my child about 3 times! I don't understand how that even happens... My kindergarten student was scarred for life from the neglect of the staff. The Kindergarten teacher even forgot about my student during the graduation ceremony and it broke his heart. We ended up moving out of Highlands Ranch to get our children into a better school. If it weren't for the horrible experiences we witnessed at this school we would still be living in the community. The principle is very cold and seems to hate his job/role at this school. When I would inquire about questions or explanations of events that transpired here he would act like I was wasting his time and never answered my questions. I DO NOT recommend this school to anyone! They also forcibly held down my kindergartner for 2+ minutes and when I wanted to review the videotapes they refused. Seems like there are some very questionable staff members there that are harming/abusing the children without the parents knowledge. Very scary world we live in. If you want to keep your children safe, I do not recommend this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cougar Run Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 381 7 13 11 10 n/a n/a 0 422
1998 571 18 29 32 7 n/a n/a 0 657
1999 654 19 38 38 6 n/a n/a 0 755
2000 659 16 34 40 8 n/a n/a 0 757
2001 525 14 32 27 5 n/a n/a 0 603
2002 543 8 42 47 6 n/a n/a 0 646
2003 543 8 42 47 6 n/a n/a 0 646
2004 550 7 43 36 6 n/a n/a 0 642
2005 508 14 48 40 5 n/a n/a 0 615
2006 472 12 51 45 2 n/a n/a 0 582
2007 473 10 51 45 1 n/a n/a 0 580
2008 457 12 54 43 1 n/a n/a 0 567
2009 467 15 52 50 2 n/a n/a 0 586
2010 461 8 58 59 1 n/a n/a 0 587
2011 435 6 44 60 2 2 19 0 568
2012 406 5 40 66 4 1 21 0 543
2013 390 6 35 65 4 1 21 0 522
2014 389 8 30 65 1 1 23 0 517
2015 382 5 26 74 5 1 26 0 519
2016 403 4 30 69 4 2 27 0 539
2017 383 7 22 84 3 0 27 0 526
2018 384 6 16 74 2 0 23 0 505
2019 343 11 18 53 2 0 29 0 456
2020 336 11 18 53 2 0 21 0 441

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 Cougar Run Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 422 22.4 18.8 0.9
1998 657 29.0 22.7 0.9
1999 755 36.3 20.8 1.1
2000 757 44.2 17.1 3.4
2001 603 35.0 17.2 2
2002 646 36.8 17.6 2.8
2003 646 36.8 17.6 2.8
2004 642 34.6 18.6 5
2005 615 35.5 17.3 4.2
2006 582 33.0 17.6 5.5
2007 580 30.4 19.1 4
2008 567 32.2 17.6 6.5
2009 586 31.3 18.7 6.1
2010 587 29.0 20.2 5.5
2011 568 25.0 22.7 9.7
2012 543 25.4 21.3 8.8
2013 522 24.0 21.7 10.5
2014 517 24.4 21.1 9.9
2015 519 25.0 20.7 11
2016 539 27.0 19.9 13.4
2017 526 27.5 19.1 13.3
2018 505 27.5 18.3 13.1
2019 456 25.0 18.2 11.4
2020 441 25.0 17.6 11.1

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 Cougar Run Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 422 22.4 18.8 0.9
1998 657 29.0 22.7 0.9
1999 755 36.3 20.8 1.1
2000 757 44.2 17.1 3.4
2001 603 35.0 17.2 2
2002 646 36.8 17.6 2.8
2003 646 36.8 17.6 2.8
2004 642 34.6 18.6 5
2005 615 35.5 17.3 4.2
2006 582 33.0 17.6 5.5
2007 580 30.4 19.1 4
2008 567 32.2 17.6 6.5
2009 586 31.3 18.7 6.1
2010 587 29.0 20.2 5.5
2011 568 25.0 22.7 9.7
2012 543 25.4 21.3 8.8
2013 522 24.0 21.7 10.5
2014 517 24.4 21.1 9.9
2015 519 25.0 20.7 11
2016 539 27.0 19.9 13.4
2017 526 27.5 19.1 13.3
2018 505 27.5 18.3 13.1
2019 456 25.0 18.2 11.4
2020 441 25.0 17.6 11.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cougar Run Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $600 (4.5%) $12,745 (95.5%) $13,345

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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