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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

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.