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All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Saddle Ranch Elementary School

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Saddle Ranch Elementary (SRE) is proud to be the preeminent neighborhood school in Douglas County with a primary focus on students, relationships, and safety. We strongly believe in educating the whole-child through challenging core academics, an exemplary arts program, and an array of enrichment activities. SRE has been awarded the John Irwin School of Excellence for the past four years, the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence the past three years, and is the recipient of a Grade “A” from ColoradoGrades.com. The faculty and staff at SRE works in partnership with parents and community stakeholders to create an environment where students are empowered to individualize their learning experience. Students learn how to challenge the status-quo and dive deeper into subjects of interest. Teachers are facilitators of academics where students develop 21st century skills that prepares them for an ever-changing world. Students are encouraged to participate actively in class and through enrichment activities that develop critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication skills, and creativity. The SRE enrichment program includes: Green Team, Spelling Bee, Mustang Choir, yoga, running club, Spanish, SRE TV, chess club, art club, garden initiative, stock market experience, band, and orchestra. In addition to core academics and enrichment activities, SRE prides itself on creating a safe, nurturing, and caring environment by participating in Standard Response Protocol (SRP). All faculty, staff, and students practice monthly drills encompassing evacuations, lock-outs, lock-downs, and shelter-in-place drills for severe weather. SRE also takes part in the district’s School Marshall Program. Safety is a priority at Saddle Ranch Elementary! Saddle Ranch Elementary is committed to achieving academic excellence and developing social and emotional skills in a safe and supportive neighborhood school atmosphere.

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School at a Glance
Home of the: 
Mustangs
Principal: Jennifer Malouff
Calendar: Conventional
8:40am - 3:30pm
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School At A Glance

805 West English Sparrow Trail
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
United States
Phone: (303)387-6400
Fax: (303)387-6401
Principal Name: Jennifer Malouff
Mascot: Mustangs
School Start Time: 8:40am
School End Time: 3:30pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
SRE is currently accepting open enrollments applications for the 2015-2016 school year.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Limited
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Innovation Spaces
The Learning Commons and Technology Lab are extensions of the classroom and learning environment.
School Tech Center
SRE offers SRE TV which is an after school digital media program for 4th-6th graders. Students must apply to be a part of this group. These student do video editing and show a weekly news show to the entire school and also display on our school website under the MEDIA tab. Viewing rights are selectively given to SRE parents.
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
8:40am - 3:30pm
Student Dress
Dress Code
Please refer to the DCSD student handbook for more details.
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
40 Minutes - Weekly
SRE Supports Art, Music, and P.E. on a weekly rotation schedule. Technology is on a flexible co-teaching schedule.
Music Allotment: 
40 Minutes- Weekly
SRE Supports Art, Music, and P.E. on a weekly rotation schedule. Technology is on a flexible co-teaching schedule.
Physical Education Allotment: 
40 Minutes- Weekly
SRE Supports Art, Music, and P.E. on a weekly rotation schedule. Technology is on a flexible co-teaching schedule.
Technology Allotment: 
Open access for all grade levels.
Information Technology
K-2 Fixed weekly lab times and 25 iPads per grade level. 3rd grade- Open access to computer labs 4th and 5th grade- 1:1 Chromebooks 6th grade- Open access to computer labs.
Device Allowance: 
Open access to all grade levels.
213 Chromebooks 62 iMacs 31 MacBooks 75 iPads (K-2)
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Any device that students can bring to school with access to the internet. *Smartphones *Tablets *Laptops
Support Staff
Mentor Teacher

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
Before and After School Enrichment We serve children and parents by providing a safe, enriching, and affordable school-age child care program. Children who participate in our programs acquire the knowledge and abilities to make educated choices concerning their social, emotional and physical health while learning principals of respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility. By doing this we provide a quality service for our families that is financially solvent and sustainable. Saddle Ranch BASE is an optional self-funded program offered to SRE families. SRE BASE provides a safe and fun environment in which children can find challenging activities and enrich their minds. During different breaks, non-pupil contact days and summer we go on many educational and also just fun field trips. We also offer onsite activities such as: arts and crafts, gym games, computers / ipads and homework help during the school year. BASE is very flexible. Sign up for a few days a month or the entire month, whatever your childcare needs are. You can sign up for just mornings, afternoons or both; we are here to accommodate you and your family.
Accredited
SRE offers full-day and half-day kindergarten.
BASE Kindergarten Enrichment
Enrichment offered: Running Club, Fitness Class, Theater, Mustang Choir, Spanish, SRE TV, iHelpers, Read Together (R2), Art Club, Student Council, Green Team
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation

Personalized Learning

Meeting the Unique Needs of All Learners

The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.

English Language Development

ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.

Gifted and Talented

Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.

Literacy Intervention

Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.

Health Services

Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.

In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:

  • Medical training and support to school personnel
  • Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
  • Advocacy for students with health concerns
  • Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs

School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.

Special Education

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

Personalized Learning
Center-Based Special Ed Program
Cluster Grouping

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 96% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 84% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 99% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 88% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 76% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 83% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 85% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Average Annual Volunteer Hours Donated: 
3,000
Volunteers work with small groups/centers, assist on field trips, help with school activities/fundraising and help with the library/learning commons needs.
School Accountability Committee
The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.
Frequency: 
Monthly
Meeting: 
SAC meets the third Monday of the month
Parent Teacher Organization
The Parent Teacher Involvement Organization (PTIO) is a group of SRE parents and staff whose objective is to promote a closer relationship and effective communication between the school and community. Our mission is to: ~ Promote the welfare of children in the home, school and the community ~ Foster a closer relationship between home and school; that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children ~ Provide effective communication and understanding between the school and the community ~ Facilitate the funding of appropriate educational opportunities that support the PTIO objectives Website: https://www.sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/saddle-ranch-elementary-website/parents/volunteer-information
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
We invite all parents to join us the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Learning Lab.