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Six DCSD High Schools Make Newsweek’s Top High Schools List

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Six Douglas County School District (DCSD) high schools made Newsweek’s top high schools list. The DCSD schools rank in the top 40 high schools in Colorado and the top 1,500 in the nation.

Rock Canyon High School, Douglas County High School, Thunder Ridge High School, Chaparral High School, Ponderosa High School, and Highlands Ranch High School made the list.  For the full list and related content, check out Newsweek’s 2013 high school rankings at

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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