Monday, August 07, 2006

Douglas County #1 School District in State

I have lived in the south metro area since 1981.When we moved way back then it was specifically to be in the best school district in the state…at that time Cherry Creek School District. The district got large and with it it’s campuses, and I guess I am still a small town guy, so in 1989 we moved to Highlands Ranch, a part of Douglas County School District. I think I was most impressed by their planning department which had growth and schools planned to meet the growth. The county really took off and is still one of the fastest growing in the country!

Last week the results of the standardized CSAP tests for all school districts in the state were released and Douglas County School District was either #1 in the state or tied for it across the board (over 16 categories except in 9th grade math). My faith in the organization is rejuvenated!
We have a great schools resource page at .
Say what you will about teaching to the test, and all the other comments about standardized testing, but how else do you compare schools? So take a look at the results. Go to our website at and follow the schools link to the districts. Also, you might check out the Rocky Mountain News articles at which, in print gave you side by side comparisons.

Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Parker, Castle Rock and metro Denver, Colorado real estate information is available at including searches for properties and homes.

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