STEM School Highlands Ranch

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 8773 Ridgeline Drive
       Highlands Ranch, CO  80129-2381


(303) 683-7836

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
122nd of 703 Colorado Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,557 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  20.1
Number of students:  1,750

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.3%
Asian:
17.8%
Hispanic:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


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Compare Details STEM School Highlands Ranch ranks better than 82.6% of elementary schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.27. (See more...)
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Compare Details STEM School Highlands Ranch ranks better than 93.7% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details STEM School Highlands Ranch ranks better than 96.6% of high schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details STEM School Highlands Ranch has the largest alternative school student body size in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. Student population at STEM School Highlands Ranch is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (60.3%), Asian (17.8%), Hispanic (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at STEM School Highlands Ranch is 20.1, which is the 2nd best among 2 alternative schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare STEM School Highlands Ranch employs 86.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at STEM School Highlands Ranch is $7,557. 2 alternative schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

STEM School Highlands Ranch:

SchoolDigger ranks STEM School Highlands Ranch 122nd of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See STEM School Highlands Ranch in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks STEM School Highlands Ranch 23rd of 366 Colorado public middle schools. (See STEM School Highlands Ranch in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks STEM School Highlands Ranch 7th of 208 Colorado public high schools. (See STEM School Highlands Ranch 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 STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 89.50 61st 962 93.7%
2016 85.37 104th 914 88.6%
2017 88.66 81st 929 91.3%
2018 88.32 85th 917 90.7%
2019 91.26 62nd 965 93.6%
2021 83.27 122nd 703 82.6%

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

Rank History for STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 90.29 28th 461 93.9%
2015 94.49 18th 436 95.9%
2016 91.04 24th 400 94.0%
2017 87.13 42nd 424 90.1%
2018 88.11 32nd 418 92.3%
2019 91.63 29th 458 93.7%
2021 92.60 23rd 366 93.7%

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

Rank History for STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 93.53 10th 369 97.3%
2015 93.69 7th 292 97.6%
2016 83.37 11th 255 95.7%
2017 77.82 19th 256 92.6%
2018 84.10 49th 388 87.4%
2019 97.96 8th 411 98.1%
2021 94.31 7th 208 96.6%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Open Quote We brought 2 kids here from American Academy.
1 was 6th, now 8th, and other was 1st, now 3rd.

AA was a good school, but stem is even better. the teachers here really are spectacular.
The admin has been amazing. They have dealt with a shooting, subsequent lose of teachers, pandemic, politics from certain parents, working on a start-up charter school, etc. With a different admin, I would imagine that they would be too distracted to really pay attention to the school. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Open Quote My daughter moved here at the beginning of this school year. We could not be more pleased! Challenging academics, kind considerate teaching staff and a wonderful school community, where tolerance & respect for one another are abundant! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Open Quote Please know that STEM only graduated its first class last spring, 2015 and about 45 students. These numbers can therefore, be deceiving and a longer term set of results will yield a better understanding overall. Close Quote



Enrollment information for STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 377 3 28 45 2 4 18 0 477
2013 468 5 42 59 4 4 28 0 610
2014 566 3 62 74 1 6 33 0 745
2015 757 3 71 105 2 6 42 0 986
2016 981 3 119 122 5 6 60 0 1296
2017 1074 5 242 184 5 1 87 0 1598
2018 1182 6 292 207 7 4 118 0 1816
2019 1165 14 334 225 5 1 131 0 1875
2020 1055 19 311 225 6 1 133 0 1750

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 STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 477 20.8 22.8 4
2013 610 31.6 19.2 3.8
2014 745 28.0 26.5 6.2
2015 986 47.0 20.9 6.4
2016 1296 58.0 22.3 7.2
2017 1598 82.6 19.3 5.6
2018 1816 84.0 21.6 5.2
2019 1875 88.2 21.2 5.8
2020 1750 86.8 20.1 5.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 477 20.8 22.8 4
2013 610 31.6 19.2 3.8
2014 745 28.0 26.5 6.2
2015 986 47.0 20.9 6.4
2016 1296 58.0 22.3 7.2
2017 1598 82.6 19.3 5.6
2018 1816 84.0 21.6 5.2
2019 1875 88.2 21.2 5.8
2020 1750 86.8 20.1 5.8

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 STEM School Highlands Ranch

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $7,557 (100.0%) $7,557

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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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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