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Douglas County one of the best

CASTLE ROCK – Citing a high graduation rate, Douglas County was recently named the second best county in the nation in a survey of counties across the nation.

Movoto Blog used a number of factors in their “10 Best Counties of America,” including median home price and poverty level, the company specifically touted Douglas County’s outstanding graduation rate as a key factor.

“With the highest graduation rate, a whopping 97.2 percent, you’re bound to get a good education here or provide one for your family,” the Motovoto said.

READ MORE: A Colorado county is ranked among 10 best in America

Douglas County was bracketed by two Washington, D.C. suburbs; Loudoun County and Fairfax County.

August 15, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Careers, Communications, Schools

District News

Kim working with a student

The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.

 

 

 

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.