Douglas County School District RE-1

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Douglas County School District RE 1
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
Coordinates 39°22′33″N 104°51′34″W / 39.37593°N 104.85941°W / 39.37593; -104.85941Coordinates: 39°22′33″N 104°51′34″W / 39.37593°N 104.85941°W / 39.37593; -104.85941
Motto Learn today. Lead tomorrow.
Founded 1958
School board David Ray, Anne-Marie Lemieux, Wendy Vogel, Kevin Leung, Krista Holtzmann, Anthony Graziano, Christina Ciancio-Schor
Superintendent Erin Kane (interim)
Enrollment 68,000 (2016-2017 school year)
Area Douglas County, Colorado

Douglas County School District Re. 1 is a school district that serves Douglas County, Colorado. It is the third-largest school district in Colorado, serving more than 68,000 students with almost 90[vague] schools. The district was formed in 1958 by the consolidation of 17 smaller school districts, adding the "Re. 1" to its name to note the district's first reorganization.

In 2017, the district announced a partnership with Arapahoe Community College and Colorado State University to build a $40 million campus in Castle Rock, Colorado. [1]


Castle Rock area[edit]

  • Academy Charter School
  • American Academy Castle Pines
  • Apex Community School
  • Aspen View Academy
  • Cantril Preschool
  • Castle Rock Elementary School
  • Castle Rock Middle School
  • Castle View High School
  • Cherry Valley Elementary School
  • Clear Sky Elementary School
  • Daniel C Oakes High School
  • Douglas County High School
  • Early Childhood Center South
  • eDCSD
  • Flagstone Elementary School
  • Larkspur Elementary School
  • Meadow View Elementary School
  • Mesa Middle School
  • Renaissance Elementary Magnet School
  • Renaissance Secondary
  • Rock Ridge Elementary School
  • Sage Canyon Elementary School
  • Sedalia Elementary School
  • Soaring Hawk Elementary School
  • South Ridge Elementary School
  • World Compass Academy

Highlands Ranch area[edit]

  • Acres Green Elementary School
  • Arrowwood Elementary School
  • Bear Canyon Elementary School
  • Ben Franklin Academy
  • Buffalo Ridge Elementary School
  • Copper Mesa Elementary School
  • Cougar Run Elementary School
  • Coyote Creek Elementary School
  • Cresthill Middle School
  • DCS Montessori
  • Eagle Academy
  • Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • Eldorado Elementary School
  • Fox Creek Elementary School
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Highlands Ranch High School
  • Lone Tree Elementary School
  • Mountain Ridge Middle School
  • Mountain Vista High School
  • Northridge Elementary School
  • Platte River Academy
  • Plum Creek Academy
  • Ranch View Middle School
  • Redstone Elementary School
  • Rock Canyon High School
  • Rocky Heights Middle School
  • Roxborough Primary
  • Roxborough Primary and Intermediate School
  • Saddle Ranch Elementary School
  • Sand Creek Elementary School
  • SkyView Academy
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Stone Mountain Elementary School
  • Summit View Elementary School
  • ThunderRidge High School
  • Timber Trail Elementary School
  • Trailblazer Elementary School
  • Wildcat Mountain Elementary School

Parker Area[edit]

  • American Academy Lincoln Meadows
  • American Academy Parker
  • Challenge To Excellence
  • Chaparral High School
  • Cherokee Trail Elementary School
  • Cimarron Middle School
  • Franktown Elementary School
  • Frontier Valley Elementary School
  • Global Village Academy
  • Gold Rush Elementary School
  • Iron Horse Elementary School
  • Legacy Point Elementary School
  • Legend High School
  • Leman Academy of Excellence
  • Mammoth Heights Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • North Star Academy
  • Northeast Elementary School
  • Parker Core Knowledge
  • Parker Performing Arts School
  • Pine Grove Elementary School
  • Pine Lane Elementary School
  • Pioneer Elementary School
  • Ponderosa High School
  • Prairie Crossing Elementary School
  • Sagewood Middle School
  • Sierra Middle School

High schools[edit]

Charter schools[edit]

  • Academy Charter School (K-8)
  • American Academy (K-8)
  • Aspen View Academy (K-8)[2]
  • Challenge to Excellence Charter School (K-8)
  • Core Knowledge Charter School (K-8)
  • DCS Montessori Charter School (P-8)
  • North Star Academy (K-8)
  • Platte River Academy (K-8)
  • Plum Creek Academy
  • SkyView Academy (K-12) Highlands Ranch
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch (K-12)

Option schools[edit]

  • Daniel C. Oakes High School
  • DC Student Support Center
  • Eagle Academy - Night High School (11-12 Grades)
  • eDCSD: Online Learning (K-12)
  • Expert Technician Academy
  • Home School
  • Hope Online Learning Academy (K-12)
  • Lone Tree Elementary... A Magnet School (Elem. #49)
  • Renaissance Expeditionary Magnet (K-6)
  • Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (K-12)


  • ranked Douglas County School District No.1 in the Denver metropolitan area and No.12 in Colorado based on 2009 test scores. School district rankings were determined by averaging the rankings of individual schools within each of the 122 districts evaluated. [3][4]


The Douglas County School District is a central feature of the documentary Education Inc., which includes information on the pro-charter school and pro-voucher school board majority was elected in 2009. As a consequence, teacher exodus increased from 10.2 percent to 16.7 percent in the 2014-15 school year.[5] In the 2013-14 school year, it had been as high as 17.3 percent.[5] The new school board also launched a voucher program that allowed funds be used to send children to private schools, including religious ones.[6] The school board's school choice philosophy resulted in protests by some parents and students.

In 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Douglas County's school voucher program as violating the state constitution, which prohibits public funds to support parochial schools as a choice option for parents.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Higher-education campus finds home in Castle Rock". Colorado Community Media. Retrieved 2018-06-07. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education, and Colorado Department of Education.
  4. ^ "Colorado School District Rankings". Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b DiFerdinando, Mike (30 March 2016). "Douglas County School District: Why are teachers leaving?". Highlands Ranch Herald. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Hickey, Chuck; Erdah, Kent (29 June 2015). "Colorado Supreme Court squashes Douglas County school voucher program". Channel 2. Denver: Fox 31. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 

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