Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

Summary:

Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock is a public high school serving 149 students in grades 9-12 in Castle Rock, Colorado, which is part of the highly-ranked Douglas County School District No. Re 1. However, despite being in a top-performing district, this small school has consistently underperformed academically compared to nearby schools in the area.

Academic performance at Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock is significantly lower than district and state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 38% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in SAT Reading and Writing, compared to 74% in the district and 59% statewide. In SAT Mathematics, just 20% of 11th-graders were proficient or better, compared to 49% in the district and 35% statewide. The school ranks 269th out of 349 Colorado high schools and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Interestingly, the nearby Chaparral High School, Mountain Vista High School, and Rock Canyon High School all significantly outperform Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock in academic measures, with higher test scores and state rankings. These schools also have much larger student populations, ranging from 1,402 to 2,377 students, compared to just 149 at Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock. The reasons behind this school's academic challenges, despite its location in a high-performing district, warrant further investigation.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 961 Plum Creek Blvd.
       Castle Rock, CO  80104-2267


(303) 387-0650

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
270th of 351 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,939 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.1 Help
Number of students:  149

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.2%
Hispanic:
18.8%
Two or more races:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.1% Help


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Compare Details Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock ranks worse than 76.9% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks 11th among 12 ranked high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.2%), Hispanic (18.8%), two or more races (4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock is 12.1, which is the 3rd best among 12 high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock employs 12.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock is $20,939, which is the 3rd highest among 12 high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock 270th of 351 Colorado public high schools. (See Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 9th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 5.24 272nd 286 4.9%
2007 31.06 220th 298 26.2%
2008 43.78 181st 301 39.9%
2009 38.23 206th 310 33.5%
2010 11.59 285th 327 12.8%
2013 6.39 322nd 349 7.7%
2018 24.47 278th 388 28.4%
2019 22.83 305th 411 25.8%
2023 22.37 269th 349 22.9%
See the entire list of Colorado High School Rankings!

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

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by a student
Monday, July 27, 2020

Open Quote This is the best school on the face of the Earth. The teachers actually care about the student and reach out to help students who have been struggling. Don't let the ranking fool you, I've never been to such an inclusive and it has such a tightly knit family feel. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, April 24, 2009

Open Quote I go to Daniel C. Oakes and from a students perspective it is the best school because we accept anyone, there isn't all that regular high school clique BS, we have total respect for the teachers and principal, and it is a school of choice(meaning we choose to be there). And how many kids at regular high schools can say they absolutely love everything and everyone in there school. Plus We maintain a community spirit. We are also the only school in our county that doesn't have a S.R.O.(school resource officer) or security staff or cameras, and no one gets in fights, and we always make sure our school is clean without being told to. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 39 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 41
1993 45 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 49
1994 41 1 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 47
1995 63 1 0 3 4 n/a n/a 0 71
1996 63 1 0 3 4 n/a n/a 0 71
1997 58 0 0 5 3 n/a n/a 0 66
1998 83 1 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 87
1999 77 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 80
2000 75 0 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 87
2001 79 0 1 7 2 n/a n/a 0 89
2002 82 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 85
2003 82 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 85
2004 84 0 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 90
2005 121 0 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 127
2006 115 2 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 132
2007 118 2 4 14 0 n/a n/a 0 138
2008 115 1 5 16 1 n/a n/a 0 138
2009 124 3 4 15 1 n/a n/a 0 147
2010 125 1 4 17 0 n/a n/a 0 147
2011 130 0 0 16 0 1 6 0 153
2012 121 1 1 19 1 1 6 0 150
2013 112 1 1 17 2 1 10 0 144
2014 123 0 3 23 0 1 12 0 162
2015 114 0 3 33 0 1 9 0 160
2016 122 0 2 24 1 0 9 0 158
2017 123 1 1 25 0 0 11 0 161
2018 112 1 1 32 1 0 10 0 157
2019 106 2 1 30 2 0 8 0 149
2020 119 2 1 27 2 0 7 0 158
2021 105 0 0 30 2 0 5 0 142
2022 103 2 0 24 0 1 7 0 137
2023 109 2 1 28 2 1 6 0 149

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 Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 41 2.1 19.5 n/a
1993 49 6.0 8.2 0
1994 47 6.3 7.5 0
1995 71 8.0 8.9 0
1996 71 8.0 8.9 0
1997 66 8.0 8.3 0
1998 87 14.0 6.2 0
1999 80 10.1 7.9 0
2000 87 9.0 9.7 0
2001 89 9.0 9.9 0
2002 85 10.0 8.5 0
2003 85 10.0 8.5 0
2004 90 10.5 8.6 0
2005 127 16.6 7.7 0
2006 132 13.8 9.6 0.8
2007 138 13.0 10.6 n/a
2008 138 13.2 10.5 n/a
2009 147 13.6 10.8 0.7
2010 147 13.4 10.9 2
2011 153 14.4 10.6 4.6
2012 150 14.1 10.5 14
2013 144 14.1 10.1 17.4
2014 162 14.2 11.3 0
2015 160 13.0 12.3 3.8
2016 158 13.0 12.1 2.5
2017 161 11.7 13.7 5
2018 157 13.3 11.8 14.6
2019 149 13.5 11.0 12.8
2020 158 12.5 12.6 10.1
2021 142 12.5 11.3 n/a
2022 137 13.5 10.1 n/a
2023 149 12.3 12.1 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 41 2.1 19.5 n/a
1993 49 6.0 8.2 0
1994 47 6.3 7.5 0
1995 71 8.0 8.9 0
1996 71 8.0 8.9 0
1997 66 8.0 8.3 0
1998 87 14.0 6.2 0
1999 80 10.1 7.9 0
2000 87 9.0 9.7 0
2001 89 9.0 9.9 0
2002 85 10.0 8.5 0
2003 85 10.0 8.5 0
2004 90 10.5 8.6 0
2005 127 16.6 7.7 0
2006 132 13.8 9.6 0.8
2007 138 13.0 10.6 n/a
2008 138 13.2 10.5 n/a
2009 147 13.6 10.8 0.7
2010 147 13.4 10.9 2
2011 153 14.4 10.6 4.6
2012 150 14.1 10.5 14
2013 144 14.1 10.1 17.4
2014 162 14.2 11.3 0
2015 160 13.0 12.3 3.8
2016 158 13.0 12.1 2.5
2017 161 11.7 13.7 5
2018 157 13.3 11.8 14.6
2019 149 13.5 11.0 12.8
2020 158 12.5 12.6 10.1
2021 142 12.5 11.3 n/a
2022 137 13.5 10.1 n/a
2023 149 12.3 12.1 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $17,452
2020 $17,032
2021 $18,627
2022 $20,847
2023 $20,939

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 305th of 411 High schoolsRanks 269th of 349 High schools
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students149149
African American22
American Indian22
Asian11
Hispanic3028
 6.7%
Pacific Islander01
White106109
 2.8%
Two or More Races86
 25%


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Students at Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock are 73% White, 19% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% American Indian.

Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock ranks in the bottom 23.1% of Colorado high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 149 students attended Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock.


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