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Douglas County Schools Research Links

Castle Rock – Parker – Castle Pines

So what’s all the buzz about Douglas County Schools? Well, they’re very good. They’re not only very good, but an independent education organization ranked Douglas County Schools as the highest performing of the state’s most populous school districts. In September of 2014 they ranked 14th overall in the nation. Thanks to some very determined people, if things keep going in the direction they have been, they may just make #1.

Douglas County SchoolsIf you’re on this website then you’re probably researching real estate. If you’re like most concerned parents, you want to find not only a good community for all your family, but one where your children have access to the best schools available. This can add a lot of time to your home buying research. In an effort to help my clients with their research, I have created this page, and assembled as much information as could realistically be done.

Below you will find school listings for Castle Rock, Parker, and Castle Pines. Each section lists the public schools that service that location and are linked to each schools website.

In addition, in the real estate section for the three locations contain links to individual subdivisions. On each subdivision page you will find the Douglas County schools that service that subdivision. You can find these here:

Castle Pines CO Neighborhoods
Castle Rock CO Neighborhoods
Parker CO Neighborhoods

This website is a great resource for home buyers, especially those who are relocating to Douglas County, to be able to review the overall achievements of the different schools. However, the overall grades of the schools should not be taken as a “set in stone” grade. Much of the results come from the children’s home environment, habits, and overall parenting. It is always best to research the schools yourself and determine which school(s) are most appropriate for your children.

I hope this will make your research a little easier. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask me.

About Douglas County Schools District

Reinventing American Education

Driven by a passion for students and informed by the latest research, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is reinventing American education for the future. We are dedicated to ensuring that families have the opportunity to select the best school and learning environment for each student. Whichever program they choose will teach the 21st century skills they’ll need, like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, to succeed in whatever college or career they choose. Finally we are committed to defining and measuring what matters most. read more

“We want more for our students and our community, so we are transforming education. We don’t want to be the best in the state or even the nation. We want to be the best in the world.”
–Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen

Douglas County Educational Foundation

What We Do

The Foundation provides grants to schools, teachers and classrooms and assists in raising money for program initiatives such as Career Connect, field trips, scholarships, school supplies and outdoor education, to name a few.

Researching Colorado Schools

Colorado School Grades is presented by a coalition of 18 community organizations that believe all children deserve access to a high-performing school. Our mission is to provide community members, parents, students, and educators with school performance information that is both accessible and easy-to-understand.

Douglas County CO School District

School Attendance Map

Castle Rock Schools

Castle Rock Elementary Schools

Castle Rock Elementary (80104) – School Website
Clear Sky Elementary (80109) – School Website
Franktown Elementary (80104) – School Website
Rock Ridge Elementary (80104) – School Website
Sage Canyon Elementary (80108) – School Website
Soaring Hawk Elementary (80109) – School Website
Flagstone Elementary (80104) – School Website
South Ridge Elementary (80104) – School Website

Castle Rock Middle Schools

Castle Rock Middle School (80104, 80109) – School Website
Mesa Middle School (80104, 80108) – School Website

Castle Rock High Schools

Castle View High School (80109) – School Website
Douglas County High School (80104, 80108) – School Website


Parker Schools

Parker Elementary Schools

Frontier Valley Elementary (80138) – School Website
Gold Rush Elementary (80134) – School Website
Iron Horse Elementary (80134) – School Website
Legacy Point Elementary (80134) – School Website
Mammoth Heights Elementary (80134) – School Website
Mountain View Elementary (80134) – School Website
Northeast Elementary (80138) – School Website
Pine Lane Elementary (80134, 80138) – School Website
Pioneer Elementary (80138) – School Website
Prairie Crossing Elementary (80134) – School Website

Parker Middle Schools

Cimarron Middle School (80134, 80138) – School Website
Sagewood Middle School (80134, 80138) – School Website
Sierra Middle School Middle School (80134, 80138) – School Website

Parker High Schools

Chaparral High School (80134, 80138) – School Website
Legend High School (80134, 80138) – School Website
Ponderosa High School (80134, 80138) – School Website


Castle Pines Schools

Castle Pines Elementary Schools

Buffalo Ridge Elementary – School Website
Timber Trail Elementary – School Website

Castle Pines Middle Schools

Rocky Heights Middle School – School Website

Castle Pines High Schools

Rock Canyon High School – School Website

Aspen View Academy: one of the newer Charter School in Castle Rock

Aspen View Academy Castle Rock

Looking for an alternative to the Douglas County public school system? Aspen View Academy located in The Meadows in Castle Rock, Colorado is increasingly becoming the town’s most popular charter school. Its unique structure and set of values is catching the interest of many of Castle Rock’s parents. The early reviews? Children and their families love it.

All About Aspen View Academy

As parents, you’re always trying to find the best opportunities and environments for your children, places where they can thrive, learn, and grow in confidence and character. That’s why, among Castle Rock parents, curiosity is growing about the town’s newest charter school, Aspen View Academy.

Aspen View Academy opened its doors two years ago after a group of parents who were passionate about education came together with a vision: to help children grow as multifaceted learners and people. The educational program at Aspen View Academy views each child as a unique individual and seeks to help each one to thrive.

Aspen View Academy Charter School

Run by a dedicated group of educators who are parents themselves, Aspen View is committed to providing a well-rounded education for children that involves more than just memorization and teaching to the test. Qualities like independence, personal responsibility, curiosity, and kindness are fostered along with knowledge about math, science, language arts, technology, and other core subjects.

In particular, Aspen View Academy’s Core Knowledge curriculum, which has demonstrated significant success across the country, emphasizes learning in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, history, geography, fine arts, and physical education that is solid, sequenced, specific, and shared, eliminating redundancies and providing children with a more organized, streamlined progression. Aspen View also strives to incorporate technology to prepare children for the future. Aspen’s character education program helps children to develop into citizens of the world who are:

  • Responsible,
  • Empowered,
  • Sharing,
  • Patient,
  • Motivated by excellence,
  • Compassionate, and
  • Able to be part of a team.

Aspen View Academy Building

The founders of Aspen View wanted to give parents in Castle Rock and the surrounding communities choices when it came to their children’s education. As a charter school, Aspen View is funded by the state and is a public school that is completely free for all of its students. It does not have any test-in requirements—it is open to students of all ability levels and backgrounds including low-income, minority, and students with special needs. New students are selected based on a random lottery held every year and admitted depending on the number of openings in each grade. Class sizes are limited to 26 students per class for grades 1 through 8 in order to give each student the opportunity to receive one-on-one teacher attention and instruction.

In addition to classes, Aspen View also has after school programs and athletics, including:

  • Child’s Pose Yoga Club,
  • 4th Grade Book Club,
  • Girl Scouts,
  • Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Basketball, and
  • Cross-country.

Aspen View Academy is located at 2131 Low Meadow Blvd. in Castle Rock, CO. It’s currently open for grades K-7 and will expand to include 8th grade this coming school year.

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