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68%
  • Northridge Elementary School
  • 555 South Park Road, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 743
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
68%
  • Stem Middle & High School
  • 8779 Ridgeline Drive, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 986
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
67%
  • Wildcat Mountain Elementary School
  • 6585 Lionshead Parkway, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 628
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
66%
  • Summit View Elementary School
  • 10200 South Piedmont Drive, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 572
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
63%
  • Platte River Charter Academy
  • 4085 Lark Sparrow St., Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 574
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
61%
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • 3350 Summit View Parkway, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 642
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
59%
  • Stone Mountain Elementary
  • 10625 Weathersfield Way, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 614
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
59%
  • Redstone Elementary School
  • 9970 Glenstone Circle, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 619
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
58%
  • Cougar Run Elementary School
  • 8780 Venneford Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 519
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
56%
  • Saddle Ranch Elementary School
  • 805 West English Sparrow Trail, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 599
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
55%
  • Cresthill Middle School
  • 9195 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 901
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
54%
  • Ben Franklin Academy
  • 2270 Plaza Dr, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 887
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
54%
  • Rocky Heights Middle School
  • 11033 Monarch Boulevard, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,464
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
52%
  • Mountain Ridge Middle School
  • 10590 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 1,131
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
52%
  • Copper Mesa Elementary School
  • 3501 Poston Parkway, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 640
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
51%
  • Bear Canyon Elementary School
  • 9660 Salford Lane, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 612
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
49%
  • Skyview Academy
  • 6161 Business Center Drive, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 1,236
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
48%
  • Ranch View Middle School
  • 1731 West Wildcat Reserve Park, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 991
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
47%
  • Trailblazer Elementary School
  • 9760 South Hackberry, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 508
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
43%
  • Sand Creek Elementary School
  • 8898 South Maplewood Drive, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 612
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
42%
  • Eldorado Elementary School
  • 1305 Timbervale Trail, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 577
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
42%
  • Fox Creek Elementary School
  • 6585 Collegiate Drive, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 586
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
39%
  • Coyote Creek Elementary School
  • 2861 Baneberry Court, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 450
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
39%
  • Mountain Vista High School
  • 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,141
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
35%
  • Highlands Ranch High School
  • 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,631
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
32%
  • Thunderridge High School
  • 1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,075
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
32%
  • Arrowwood Elementary School
  • 10345 Arrowwood Drive, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 457
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
21%
  • Rock Canyon High School
  • 5810 Mcarthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,996
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
0%
  • Eagle Academy
  • 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 123
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
n/a
  • Rock Canyon Hs Pre-k
  • 5810 Mcarthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 19
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Highlands Ranch Hs Pre-k
  • 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 18
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Highlands Ranch school information

IndexHighlands RanchColoradoNational
Average Test Scores48%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:117:116:1
Total public schools201,42679,221
Total private schools338424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1387,963
The Highlands Ranch, CO educational system consists of 20 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Highlands Ranch public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 44% higher than than the Colorado average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Highlands Ranch public schools is 18:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.3% have completed high school, 63.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Highlands Ranch

IndexHighlands RanchColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade97.4%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school97.3%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college88.0%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree70.4%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors63.3%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters22.4%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.6%1.3%

Highlands Ranch, CO School Districts

Douglas County School District RE-1

There are a total of 20 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Highlands Ranch. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Highlands Ranch, CO schools is 48%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Highlands Ranch, CO, an average of 97.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 97.3% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Highlands Ranch schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Highlands Ranch, CO schools.

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Greenwood Village, CO15,20862%25%
Highlands Ranch, CO106,59648%2%

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Source: The Highlands Ranch, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.