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

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Douglas County High School is a public 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 412 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.5 from 412 reviews
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    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 1
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of the teachers at Douglas County prepare you for college successfully, and others are so young their only goal is to teach seniors a "lesson". Waste of time and energy.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I think that there is a lot of variety for extracurricular activities because although the students may not be diverse in some aspects everyone has different like and dislikes. I think the most popular and most supported among the students is football, I'm not sure why but its the most popular. I was in the marching band my first two years of high-school and I felt like there was a lack of respect for us especially against the football program. I think this had to do with the administration because some didn't think that we needed space to practice or that we didn't have classes dedicated to the activity and I think that is what made me want to quit. I didn't want to be hated by teachers that were most popular by the student population because that would result in more dislike and disrespect for the marching band.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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.

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Nearby Schools

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

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

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


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 53 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 21% Make-A-Wish week
  • 14% Teachers
  • 13% Sports Events
  • 12% The Advanced Placement Program
  • 8% The AP teachers
  • 8% Spirit Weeks
  • 7% The IB Program
  • 6% The Students
  • 6% Clubs
  • 3% Entire School Faculty
  • 3% 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 34 responses

  • 50% We were the first school in the district with IB.
  • 24% We have two buildings
  • 21% 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 35 responses

  • 46% Spirited
  • 20% Always changing
  • 11% Unique
  • 9% Huge
  • 6% Aspiring
  • 6% Everyone A Huskie
  • 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 36 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% 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.