Renaissance Secondary School

Summary:

Renaissance Secondary School is a public charter high school serving grades 6-12 in Castle Rock, Colorado, with a student population of 347 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school is part of the Douglas County School District, which is ranked 9th out of 115 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Renaissance Secondary School stands out for its strong academic performance, outperforming the district and state averages in several key test score metrics, including CMAS English Language Arts proficiency, PSAT10 Reading and Writing, and SAT Reading and Writing. The school also has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (11.24%) compared to nearby schools like HOPE Online Learning Academy High School, which has a rate of 74.58%. Additionally, Renaissance Secondary School has a lower student-teacher ratio (19.4:1) compared to the surrounding high schools.

While Renaissance Secondary School is a high-performing charter school, the analysis also highlights areas for potential improvement. The school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (80.69%) compared to the more diverse student populations at nearby schools like Chaparral High School and Mountain Vista High School, raising questions about the school's accessibility and inclusiveness for students of color. Additionally, the school lags behind some other high-performing schools in the Douglas County district in mathematics and science proficiency, suggesting room for improvement in these subject areas.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-12

 3954 Trail Boss Lane
       Castle Rock, CO  80104


(720) 689-6120

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
101st of 351 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,786 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  347

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.7%
Hispanic:
12.7%
Two or more races:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Renaissance Secondary School ranks better than 85.4% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.07. (See more...)
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Compare Details Renaissance Secondary School ranks better than 71.2% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks 8th 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 68.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.7%), Hispanic (12.7%), two or more races (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Renaissance Secondary School is 19.4. 7 high 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 Renaissance Secondary School is $12,786. 12 high schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Renaissance Secondary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Renaissance Secondary School 70th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Renaissance Secondary School in the ranking list.)

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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Renaissance Secondary School 101st of 351 Colorado public high schools. (See Renaissance Secondary School in the ranking list.)

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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 Renaissance Secondary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.39 330th 458 27.9%
2021 55.95 142nd 369 61.5%
2022 70.48 109th 448 75.7%
2023 82.07 70th 480 85.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.80 131st 254 48.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 61.37 83rd 249 66.7%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.35 98th 286 65.7%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Renaissance Secondary School

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Rank History for all high school students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.54 101st 349 71.1%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 49.00 129th 257 49.8%
2023 57.65 103rd 254 59.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 65.09 87th 253 65.6%
2023 72.94 76th 252 69.8%
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Rank History for high school White students at Renaissance Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 31.51 152nd 228 33.3%
2023 55.03 98th 234 58.1%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Renaissance Secondary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 280 3 10 40 0 0 22 0 355
2019 275 1 8 39 1 0 20 0 344
2020 280 1 4 29 2 0 11 0 327
2021 258 5 1 32 0 0 10 0 306
2022 266 6 2 43 1 0 12 0 330
2023 280 4 1 44 2 0 16 0 347

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 Renaissance Secondary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 355 16.1 21.9 0.8
2019 344 19.4 17.6 11.9
2020 327 18.2 17.9 11.9
2021 306 18.5 16.4 n/a
2022 330 21.4 15.3 9.7
2023 347 17.8 19.4 11.2

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 Renaissance Secondary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 355 16.1 21.9 0.8
2019 344 19.4 17.6 11.9
2020 327 18.2 17.9 11.9
2021 306 18.5 16.4 n/a
2022 330 21.4 15.3 9.7
2023 347 17.8 19.4 11.2

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 Renaissance Secondary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,965
2020 $10,271
2021 $11,197
2022 $11,439
2023 $12,786

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Renaissance Secondary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 330th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 70th of 480 Middle schools
 57.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Secondary School)30.360
 29.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)60.365.1
 4.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Secondary School)28.383.3
 55%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)56.764.4
 7.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Renaissance Secondary School)1547.9
 32.9%
   7th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)43.544.9
 1.4%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Renaissance Secondary School)28.655.6
 27%
   8th Grade Science (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)41.945.9
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Secondary School)36.866.7
 29.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)52.558.4
 5.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Renaissance Secondary School)3272.5
 40.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)56.761.6
 4.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Renaissance Secondary School)12.142.2
 30.1%
   All Grades Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)46.550.7
 4.2%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students344347
 0.9%
African American14
 300%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian81
 87.5%
Hispanic3944
 12.8%
Pacific Islander00
White275280
 1.8%
Two or More Races2016
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.9%11.2%
 0.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 347 students attended Renaissance Secondary School.

Students at Renaissance Secondary School are 81% White, 13% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Renaissance Secondary School ranks 101st of 351 Colorado high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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