Douglas County High School in Castle Rock Township, CO - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,820
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    416 3.5
  • Ranking

Douglas County High School is a public coed school in Castle Rock Township, Colorado. It has 1,820 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 416 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2842 Front St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 387-1000

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 416 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Bullying is never tolerated and the school is pretty safe.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Most people participate in after school activities but not so much at the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school really tries to make it fun and engage everyone.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Many teachers are knowledgable and helpful but some do not try as much.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers are okay. They do care about the students, but I feel there could be a little more devotion to the job and the students. With a few exceptions the teachers are more than willing to help you out if you put forth the effort as well. The problem comes with the administration. I feel as if they don't care about the students as much. On numerous occasions the administration made me feel as if I wasn't important to them and blew off my needs.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Castle Rock Elementary School Public, Coed
Woodlands Academy Private, Coed
3.66 Renaissance Expedition Learn Outward Bound School Public, Magnet, Coed
Cloverleaf Home Education Public, Alternative, Coed
3.33 Academy Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
Daniel C. Oakes High School--Castle Rock Public, Alternative, Coed
3.00 South Ridge Elementary An International Baccalaureate World School Public, Coed
Aspen View Academy Public, Charter, Coed
3.33 Sage Canyon Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Castle Rock Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Rock Ridge Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Castle View High School Public, Coed
3.33 Clear Sky Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Meadow View Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Soaring Hawk Elementary School Public, Coed
The Rock Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Mesa Middle School Public, Coed
3.33 Flagstone Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 American Academy Public, Charter, Coed
3.33 Buffalo Ridge Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 DCS Montessori Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
3.66 Timber Trail Elementary School Public, Coed
Castlewood Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 Franktown Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Ponderosa High School Public, Coed
3.33 Northeast Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Legacy Point Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Gold Rush Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Sagewood Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Sedalia Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Prairie Crossing Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Lutheran High School Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 Rocky Heights Middle School Public, Coed
2.66 Mountain View Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Rock Canyon High School Public, Coed
3.33 Pine Grove Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Iron Horse Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Legend High School Public, Coed
3.33 Cimarron Middle School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Castle View High School 3 mi. 1,841
3.00 Ponderosa High School 6 mi. 1,160
4.00 Rock Canyon High School 10 mi. 1,938
3.33 Chaparral High School 11 mi. 2,104
3.33 Legend High School 10 mi. 1,952

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Douglas County High School United States Colorado Castle View High School Chaparral High School Legend High School Ponderosa High School Rock Canyon High School
White 77.0% 51.0% 55.1% 79.0% 77.0% 80.0% 81.0% 81.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 32.7% 13.0% 13.0% 10.0% 10.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.5% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 3.1% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 6.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 4.7% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.6%
Grade 10 27.0%
Grade 11 22.9%
Grade 12 23.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 21% Make-A-Wish week
  • 13% Teachers
  • 12% Sports Events
  • 12% The Advanced Placement Program
  • 8% The AP teachers
  • 7% Spirit Weeks
  • 7% The IB Program
  • 7% The Students
  • 6% Clubs
  • 4% Entire School Faculty
  • 2% Choices

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 42% Students who don't care
  • 17% Poor teaching habits in the Math Department
  • 11% Poor administration
  • 8% College preparation
  • 8% Poor teaching habits in several departments
  • 6% Inability to help seniors with college application
  • 6% Poor counseling
  • 3% Not enough funding for the arts

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 35 responses

  • 51% We were the first school in the district with IB.
  • 23% We have two buildings
  • 20% The caring and inspirational teachers
  • 6% We're not the same as the other district schools

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 44% Spirited
  • 19% Always changing
  • 11% Unique
  • 8% Huge
  • 8% Everyone A Huskie
  • 6% Aspiring
  • 3% Everyone only out for themselves

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% Make sure you know which building your class is in
  • 39% Don't be intimidated! This school can be fun!
  • 11% Join clubs and get involved with student life
  • 7% All the hallways connect.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.