The best school districts in the Denver Metro Area are: Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Jefferson County. You can find more information about all the schools in Colorado at the Colorado Department of Education at http://www.cde.state.co.us. Most of the neighborhoods that feed to these schools are good.
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I grew up in the Cherry Creek School District, and now my child is in the same District, and it has always been wonderful. Home values tend to do well in this District due to the demand to live in it. But, everyone has their own preferences. The web reference below will take you to a web site that will allow you to search the various schools. All the best!
We live in Sedalia, colorado. Douglas county schools are one of the finist in the state, my wife is a teacher in the county for the last 12 years, and i'm a home builder. Please let us know if we can answer any questions for you.
Douglas County Schools are going to give you options in areas such as Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Castle Pines North, Lone Tree and small parts of Littleton.
Littleton Public Schools will give you options in Littleton, western Centennial and even parts of Greenwood Village.
Cherry Creek Schools are going to give you options in Cherry Hills Village, Centennial and parts of Greenwood Village and parts of south Aurora.
One thing to note is that Colorado is an open enrollment state, meaning if a school has room there are periods (usually in December) that you can open enroll in a school other than your home school.
Hope that helps!
The best schools are Cherry Creek, Douglas County and Littleton, in that order. Boulder is also a great school system, but Boulder homes tend to cost much more along with an elevated cost of living. Jefferson County and Denver County schools are not known for excellence. Google a search for school districts in Colorado to find a world of information about the systems. "Children [and grandchildren] are the time capsules we send to the future," so you are on the right track by attempting to find the best schools. Wishing you the best!
1). Parker, CO - Douglas Co. school district. Very good agree with everyone below. Plus we are equestrian town with a home town feel. We have a lot of cool shops- Sprouts from California being one.
2). South Aurora- Cherry Creek (#1 in Colorado)- Tallyns Reach or Blackstone area is super nice. Southlands Mall nearby- very posh.
Best of luck to you- feel free to visit my website to learn more about the neighborhoods in Douglas Co.
Of course, test scores are not the only factor to consider in evaluating the right schools for your child. When I am helping families moving to Denver, I suggest that part of their house hunting trip be set aside to visit local schools. That way families can get a firsthand impression of the schools their children might be attending.
individual schools in several other school districts also casts very well. Below I've attached a link that shows the top testing schools throughout the metropolitan area. The A+ schools achieved statewide test scores in the top 10%.
Hope you find the information helpful.
I agree with Leslie about the best school districts. I currently live in Highlands Ranch which is in the Douglas County School District and we have 2 young boys. Highlands Ranch is a great place to raise a family with lots of activities, 4 rec centers and fantastic schools. I'm not a Realtor, but I have a great contact that I would be happy to pass along to you. Just e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll send over his information.