Top 10 Elementary Schools

  1. Pioneer Elementary (9/10)
  2. Academy International Elementary (9/10)
  3. Rockrimmon Elementary (9/10)
  4. Woodmen-Roberts Elementary (8/10)
  5. Ray E Kilmer Elementary (8/10)
  6. Broadmoor Elementary (8/10)
  7. Pinon Valley Elementary (8/10)
  8. Gold Camp Elementary (8/10)
  9. Steele Elementary (8/10)
  10. Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary (7/10)

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Top 10 Middle/Junior High Schools

  1. Challenger Middle School (8/10)
  2. Discovery Canyon Middle School (8/10)
  3. Sproul Junior High School (7/10)
  4. Eagleview Middle School (7/10)
  5. Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (7/10)
  6. Highlands Elementary (7/10)
  7. Jenkins Middle School (6/10)
  8. Skyview Middle School (6/10)
  9. Mountain Vista Community School (6/10)
  10. Timberview Middle School (5/10)

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Top 10 High Schools

  1. Cheyenne Mountain High School (9/10)
  2. Pine Creek High School (8/10)
  3. Rampart High School (7/10)
  4. Liberty High School (7/10)
  5. Discovery Canyon Campus School (7/10)
  6. Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (7/10)
  7. Highlands Elementary School (7/10)
  8. Coronado High School (5/10)
  9. Vista Ridge High School (5/10)
  10. Sand Creek High School (5/10)

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Academy District 20

Local School Directory: Rating A-

Academy District 20 Mission and Belief Statements

The mission of Academy School District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.
  • An educated citizenry is the cornerstone of a democratic republic.
  • Every individual has innate worth and is entitled to be treated with respect.
  • Learning is a lifelong endeavor.
  • Every individual can learn and does so in a variety of ways.
  • The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.
  • Parents have both the right and the responsibility to choose the school, curriculum, and program(s) that best meet the needs of their student(s).
  • The development of virtuous character is equal in importance to academic growth and critical to developing responsible citizens of our community, our nation, and the world.
  • Whether in the classroom or at home, students achieve best in a nurturing environment where physical, intellectual, and emotional health is emphasized and safety is assured.
  • Students must be held to the highest standards of academic achievement while recognizing the true success of our academic program is measured by the success of each student relative to his or her unique potential and individual progress.
  • Every graduate must be fully prepared for the post-graduation path of his or her choice.
  • Every student, staff member, and volunteer is responsible for the effective and efficient use of supplies, facilities, and financial resources.

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 93.5% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 1.0% 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $8,199 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 16.4 16.8
Number of Schools 32 N/A
Number of Students 21,917 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 1,336 N/A

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Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

Local School Directory: Rating A

Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Mission and Belief Statements

A Tradition of Excellence
Academics  •  Arts  •  Athletics


An exemplary and relevant educational experience for every student in a school community where excellence is a tradition.


To develop students who are academically and socially prepared to succeed in an ever-changing world.


  • Placing the needs and welfare of students above all else
  • Providing safe and supportive environments for teaching and learning
  • Diversity and treating every person with dignity and respect
  • Supporting the whole child academically, emotionally, physically, and socially
  • Providing opportunities for all students, regardless of means or ability, to achieve
  • Employing only the most effective teachers and administrators
  • Providing comprehensive opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics
  • Individuals taking responsibility for their behavior and decisions
  • Being responsible and responsive to our community
  • Developing meaningful relationships with students and families
  • Being fiscally responsible to District taxpayers

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 92.5% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 0.3% 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $7,631 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 15.9 16.8
Number of Schools 9 N/A
Number of Students 4,643 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 291 N/A

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Colorado Springs 11 School District

Local School Directory: Rating C

Colorado Springs 11 School District Mission and Belief Statements

Provide excellent, distinctive educational experiences that equip students for success today and in the future.


  • Demonstrate improvement of student achievement
  • Demonstrate a high-performing team
  • Embrace a culture of constant innovation
  • Communicate and engage frequently with our customers
  • Provide a safe learning and working environment
  • Demonstrate operational efficiencies
  • Demonstrate fiscal prudence and financial responsibility

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 76.6% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 7.0% 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $9,257 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 16.0 16.8
Number of Schools 68 N/A
Number of Students 29,323 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 1,836 N/A

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Falcon 49 School District

Local School Directory: Rating B-

Falcon 49 School District Mission and Belief Statements

Strategic Plan Overview

Our vision is to be the best choice in public education. We envision a future when every time a student, parent, or educator chooses a school district, we are the best choice they can make. We have a mission to Learn, Work, and Lead. Our commitment is to be the best place to learn, to work, and to lead. Every day, we create environments so that everyone associated with the district is always learning, working, and leading us to be the best.
District 49’s board-approved strategic plan is integral to the vision and mission, providing unified goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. The strategic plan is organized around a big rocks metaphor, which comes from the work of Stephen Covey.

Covey illustrated that if you fill your life with the small things, trivial things, then you might not have room for what’s really important, what he called the big rocks. But if you first fill your life with what’s most important – the big rocks – and add other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally work in the pebbles, everything better fits together.

District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district’s Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the next three to five years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. District 49 will use these five rocks as the foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.

Establishing Enduring Trust

We endeavor to establish and maintain enduring trust throughout our community, not by telling our patrons that we’re trustworthy, but by demonstrating it.

Engage Our Community

The district has a lot to offer our community and we recognize that our community has a lot to offer back. That reciprocal relationship offers a powerful multiplier for student success.

Host a Robust Portfolio of Schools

We commit to offer high quality, exceptional schools in all of our zones – schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.

Build a Firm Foundation

The success of every student begins with a firm foundation of academic knowledge and mastery of skills that ensure a successful progression through school and beyond.

Launch Every Student to Success

We launch every student to success by building individualized pathways that guide each student toward a valued future. By the time they finish their pathways, every student will be prepared to learn, work, and lead our communities into the future.

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 81.6% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 5.3% 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $6,991 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 16.9 16.8
Number of Schools 20 N/A
Number of Students 13,616 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 804 N/A

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Hanover 28 School District

Local School Directory: Rating D+

Hanover 28 School District Mission and Belief Statements

VISION Statement
Hanover School District provides dynamic, relevant educational and creative opportunities and experiences for all students and fosters a close-knit culture where all students succeed, families are welcome, and the community is engaged.

MISSION Statement
The mission of Hanover School District is to foster a safe school environment that promotes positive relationships, individualism and collaboration, caring and acceptance, respect and responsibility, sensitivity and honesty, while developing the academic skills and character that will serve students throughout their lives.

Core Beliefs:

We will …

  • embrace a growth mindset to help create a successful learning environment.
  • engage in positive behavior support to increase accountability.
  • demonstrate respect and encourage acceptance of all to create a safe environment.
  • value every child as they are worthy of a good education.
  • provide greater athletic and creative opportunities that are conducive to higher academic achievement.
  • continue to be flexible in order to provide opportunity for growth.
  • optimize class sizes for social and academic success.
  • create an approachable environment gained through casual, yet professional demeanor where strong relationships are built.
  • provide high quality education utilizing a four day week.
  • maintain a caring staff willing to help students succeed.

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 56.7% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $11,282 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 9.9 16.8
Number of Schools 3 N/A
Number of Students 263 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 27 N/A

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Harrison 2 School District

Local School Directory: Rating D+

Harrison 2 School District Mission and Belief Statements

Harrison School District Two (HSD2) has been committed to its students’ success since its establishment over a century ago. We pride ourselves in being the second oldest district in El Paso County.

The mission of HSD2 is to ensure each student achieves personal success in all endeavors in life while contributing to the greater good through a unique, vital system.

We will be successful as a district by ensuring the core beliefs are at the center of everything we do with our students and community. These beliefs include:

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement
  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement
  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction
  • With our help, at-risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students
  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 62.8% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 7.3 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $8,176 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 14.0 16.8
Number of Schools 26 N/A
Number of Students 10,921 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 780 N/A

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Lewis-Palmer 38 School District

Local School Directory: Rating A

Lewis-Palmer 38 School District Mission and Belief Statements

We believe in local, national, and global stewardship to create strong citizens who will secure a better world. This is WHY we educate.

Preparing All Students…
Our highest priority is our students. Our responsibility is to provide a safe and engaging educational experience and prepare all students to become happy, healthy, compassionate, and productive adults.

  • Continued Excellence
  • Preparing for the Future
  • Nurture the Overall Wellness of Students

Empowering Staff…
We believe successful schools build sustainable practices and culture by empowering all staff to contribute to ongoing excellence through a growth mindset.

  • Safe Learning Culture
  • Engaging, student-centered environment
  • Foundationally Sound and Future Focused

Community Engagement…

We value community partnerships, inviting our parents and community to join with us in building a supportive culture that enhances the quality of life for our students.

  • Partnerships
  • Communication
  • Respectful Relationships

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District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 90.7% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 0.6% 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $8,227 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 17.6 16.8
Number of Schools 10 N/A
Number of Students 5,817 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 330 N/A

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Widefield 3 School District

Local School Directory: Rating C

Widefield 3 School District Mission and Belief Statements

Our Mission: To Learn, Grow, Achieve: Every Child, Every Classroom, Everyday

Community Goals 2018-2022

Goal #1: Learner for Life

  • Increase college & career fairs
  • Explore, offer, support skill specific activities & courses
  • Provide innovative opportunities for all students

Goal #2: Communication

  • Provide continuous training for staff
  • Use consistent expectations at all schools
  • Increase frequency of external communication

Goal #3: Community Engagement

  • Partner with external organizations
  • Enhance advertising of events/activities/programs
  • Use variety of media to reach community

Goal #4: Safety, Health & Wellness

  • Host community meetings/events to include related topics
  • Increase staff and student training
  • Improve safety protocol across district

District Overview

District State Average
Graduation Rate 69.8% 75.4%
Dropout Rate 4.0% 6.4%
Per Pupil Spending $7,675 $9,326
Students Per Teacher 16.2 16.8
Number of Schools 17 N/A
Number of Students 8,504 N/A
Number of (FTE) Teachers 525 N/A

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