D C S Montessori Charter School

D C S Montessori Charter School serves 485 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
D C S Montessori Charter School operates within the Douglas County , No. Re 1 School District.

Overview

The student population of 485 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 485 students
D C S Montessori Charter School Total Students (1998-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
D C S Montessori Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (1998-2012)
Students by Grade D C S Montessori Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
D C S Montessori Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (1998-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
3%
D C S Montessori Charter School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
8%
32%
D C S Montessori Charter School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
D C S Montessori Charter School Black (1999-2012)
White
83%
56%
D C S Montessori Charter School White (1998-2012)
All Ethnic Groups D C S Montessori Charter School Sch Ethnicity D C S Montessori Charter School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.30 0.58
D C S Montessori Charter School Diversity Score (1999-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
34%
D C S Montessori Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
7%
D C S Montessori Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 65,214 students has grown by 10350% over five years.
School District Name Douglas County , No. Re 1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
82
3
Number of Students Managed 65,214 554
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $568 MM $7 MM
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $607 MM $7 MM
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $910,628 $11,613
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $972,008 $12,022
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Canyon High School (3.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rocky Heights Middle School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buffalo Ridge Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Castle Rock Buffalo Ridge Elementary School
    7075 North Shoreham Dr
    Castle Rock , CO , 80108
    (303)387-5575
    0.9  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Castle Rock Timber Trail Elementary School
    690 West Castle Pines Parkway
    Castle Rock , CO , 80108
    (303)387-5700
    1  mi  |  623  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Littleton Rocky Heights Middle School
    11033 Monarch Blvd
    Littleton , CO , 80124
    (303)387-3300
    3.7  mi  |  1349  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Littleton Rock Canyon High School
    5810 Mac Arthur Ranch Rd
    Littleton , CO , 80124
    (303)387-3000
    3.8  mi  |  1713  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Castle Rock Castle View High School
    5254 North Meadows Dr
    Castle Rock , CO , 80109
    (303)387-0100
    4  mi  |  1664  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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