A Look at Castle Rock Colorado Schools
Schools are incredibly important to communities and when it comes to public elementary, middle and secondary schools, Castle Rock is part of the top-rated Douglas County School District (DCSD), which also includes the cities of Highlands Ranch and Parker.
DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to the Colorado Department of Education, the rates have risen steadily from 81.9% in 2009 to 88.8% in 2013. The district has also steadily raised its average composite ACT score over the years, and now sits at 21.8.
The district serves a whopping 67,000 students and is home to 128 preschool sessions, 64 preschool locations, 48 elementary schools, two magnet schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, one night high school, 12 charter schools, and an alternative high school and a programming school. And, of course, there is also an online school. Here’s what the district has to say about its mission:
“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.”
Learn more about the district by going to dcsdk12.org.
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This local update courtesy of your Castle Rock Community Expert.