Highlands Ranch High School

  • Highlands Ranch High School serves 1,745 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highlands Ranch High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Highlands Ranch High School's student population of 1,745 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,745 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highlands Ranch High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highlands Ranch High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#450 out of 1718 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
34%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
72%
53%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.60
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Graduation Rate
93%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDouglas County School District No. Re 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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