West Highlands Ranch Region Schools

East Highlands Ranch students

West Highlands Ranch Region Schools

Ian Wells
Executive Director of Schools - West Highlands Ranch

[email protected] | 303.387.9640
For over 60 years, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has strived to provide innovative educational approaches tailored to every student. Here in Highlands Ranch, DCSD has two school feeders: the Mountain Vista High School feeder, and ThunderRidge High School feeder, each featuring amazing middle school, elementary school and preschool offerings.

Highlands Ranch families can access the educational options within our schools that best meet their students' needs. DCSD schools offer a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where students can discover their strengths and talents and develop their unique potential.

Programs include:
  • College and Career Readiness

  • Honors and Advanced Placement Offerings

  • Concurrent Enrollment (students earn college credits while in high school)

  • Career and Technical Education (preparing students to enter the workforce directly after graduation)

  • A variety of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities

  • Advanced Education (such as gifted and talented programs)

  • Special education and related services in alignment with the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Colorado’s Exceptional Children’s Education Act (ECEA)

  • Early Childhood Education/Preschool

  • Before and After School Enterprise (B.A.S.E.)

  • Parent engagement committees and programs

We encourage you to learn more about the DCSD schools in your area. Contact any of our schools to learn more about their unique offerings. We can’t wait to welcome you into our Douglas County School District family!

Elementary Schools

Bear Canyon Elementary

Grades PreK-6
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

9660 Salford Lane
(303) 387-6475
Copper Mesa Elementary

Grades PreK-6
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

3501 Poston Parkway
(303) 387-7375
Coyote Creek Elementary

Grades PreK-6
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

2861 Baneberry Court
(303) 387-6175
Eldorado Elementary

Grades PreK-6
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

1305 Timbervale Trail
(303) 387-6325
Heritage Elementary

Grades PreK-6
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

3350 Summit View Parkway
(303) 387-6725
Northridge Elementary

Grades K-6
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

 555 Southpark Road
(303) 387-6525
Roxborough Intermediate Elementary

Grades 3-6
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

7370 Village Circle East
(303) 387-7600
Roxborough Primary Elementary

Grades PreK-2
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

8000 Village Circle West
(303) 387-6000
Saddle Ranch Elementary

Grades PreK-5
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

805 W. English Sparrow Trail
(303) 387-6400
Sand Creek Elementary

Grades K-5
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

8898 S Maplewood Drive
(303) 387-6600
Stone Mountain Elementary

Grades K-6
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

10625 Weathersfield Way
(303) 387-7525
Summit View Elementary

Grades PreK-6
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

10200 Piedmont Drive
(303) 387-6800
Trailblazer Elementary

Grades K-6
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

9760 S. Hackberry Street
(303) 387-250

Middle Schools

Mountain Ridge Middle School

Grades 7-8
Mountain Vista High School Feeder

10590 Mountain Vista Ridge
(303) 387-1800
Ranch View Middle School

Grades 7-8
ThunderRidge High School Feeder

(303) 387-2300

High Schools

Mountain Vista students
Mountain Vista High School

Grades 9-12

10585 Mountain Vista Ridge
(303) 387-1500
ThunderRidge High School

Grades 9-12

1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway
(303) 387-2000

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).