Where the Schools Get High Marks


Where the Schools Get High Marks

Douglas County School District

From top rankings in reading, math and writing, to dedicated teaching staffs and a commitment to helping each and every student achieve his or her best, the Douglas County Schools are the perfect place to get your kids off to a great start.

Stone Mountain Elementary School (K-6 grades)

10625 Weathersfield Way • Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone (303) 387-7525 • Fax (303) 387-7527

  • Over 94% of students are proficient or advanced in Math
  • Top 10% Ranking of Colorado schools in Reading, top 4% in Math
    and top 3% in Writing
  • 88% of staff members hold Master’s degrees
  • Circle Values: Caring – Improving – Respecting – Cooperating –
    Learning – Everyday.

Ranch View Middle School (7-8 grades)

1731 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway • Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone (303) 387-2300 • Fax (303) 387-2301

  • International Baccalaureate World School candidate
  • “Leaders of the Pack” student Leadership Group for RVMS
  • Rated at “Performance” plan status – CO Dept. of Education highest level rating
  • Real-World Experts – RVMS Teachers hold degrees in Engineering, Technology, Business, Construction, Marketing as well as Education.

ThunderRidge High School (9 – 12 grades)

1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway • Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone (303) 387-2000 • Fax (303) 387-2001

  • National Recognition: Top 3% of high schools in the nation as per Newsweek-2009 and Washington Post-2011, National Merit Scholars, AP Scholars and IB Diploma Recipients
  • Scholastic Excellence: Maintain a 94% graduation rate, rising ACT scores six years in a row, 21st Century Learning, 30 perfect ACT scores (2011)
  • Highly Educated Staff: 70% with a Master’s or Doctorate degree
  • School Involvement: 86% of students participate in one or more school extracurricular athletics and activities, parent volunteer hours exceeds 11,000 a year, School Accountability Committee, 83% of teachers are involved in leadership and extracurricular
  • Rigorous Academics: Many graduates attend Forbes Top 100 colleges, 91% pass rate on IB exams, 44 AP scholars (2010/2011)
  • ThunderRidge High School received John Irwin School of Excellence Award for demonstrating excellent academic achievement.
Douglas County Schools