Douglas County High School

416 reviews
  1. Douglas County School District No. RE-1
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. Outcomes
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
2842 Front St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Telephone
(303) 387-1000
Website
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Douglas County High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
25

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
64%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
11%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    11%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    47%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    40%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
  • DC vs CV games
    26%
  • Make-a-Wish week
    22%
  • Prom!
    18%
  • Homecoming week
    16%
  • Mr. Huskie
    12%
  • Spirit Weeks
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,820
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,249
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
28%
Female Athletes
16%
Expenses Per Student
$8,438/ year
National
$11,927
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses

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Reviews

416 reviews
  • Excellent
    47
  • Very Good
    157
  • Average
    177
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    7
This school really tries to make it fun and engage everyone.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
Parents at the sports games are not supportive of the team as a whole, they only have concern for their own child, which makes the TEAM SPORT kind of lame to attend
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
If I had the ability to redo high school I would want to attend Douglas County High School again because of the IB program because there is truly a family sense present within the whole group of every graduating IB class. I think there are a lot of opportunities for success here and unique opportunities in general . For example, during spring break 2015 I signed up to go on a educational tour of New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji by myself (without parents) for a discounted price which otherwise wouldn't have happened because of the normal expenses. And I honestly think that if I attended school anywhere else in the county, I wouldn't have gone on that trip. And that trip sparked my desire for travel and I hope to continue with studying abroad during my undergraduate years and possibly for my job after my schooling is over.
  • High School Senior
  • 6 months ago