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About This School

Rock Canyon High School is a public high school in Highlands Ranch. 1,700 students attend Rock Canyon High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the 1,700 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rock Canyon High School is 18:1. Highlands Ranch High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 83%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school provides challenge and support for students to excel. there are several clubs and activities to keep them engaged. This is a happy and engaging environment for kids to learn in. A great variety of classes for the students to pursue their interests and prepare for college!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Very pleased with overall student outcome at graduation. Teachers are valuable commodity for students. Love the administartion.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome! We really have fun while we learn. Teachers are great I've never had a teacher I disliked. The other students here are great and it's a very welcoming community. )

  • (1 year ago)

    We had 2 kids go through RCHS. One went to private school afterward (Carnegie Mellon) and one went to CU. Both were very well-prepared to compete in every academic and extracurricular area they participated in with the ability to get in to the 10% academically wherever they ended up. RCHS is a great school that balances the social aspects with high level academics.

  • (3 years ago)

    Good school overall. I have a Sophomore and a Senior attending the school and have had alot of problems with the Math teachers. They have a new principal and athletic director so we are waiting to see what impact the new administrative leadership will have on the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teacher to student ratio is not accurate. When there are 35 -40 students in many core subject classrooms and only one teacher. It is more like 1 teacher to 35 students in a classroom.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rock Canyon was an amazing school. I was well-prepared for college. For the most part the teachers were exceptional providing constant encouragement support and superior education. You can't get a better public school education anywhere! One of the best things about RC is the emphasis on education. Sure we have great sports teams but academics are always #1 even to coaches and athletes. I'm so lucky I went to Rock Canyon. The opportunities there are endless!

  • (3 years ago)

    RCHS is a top-quality school. Excellent administration staff and students. I currently have a freshman and a senior there and have only had one complaint over the years -- one bad teacher. Even the principal stood by me when I refused to allow my freshman to have this teacher going against school policy. Academics are the top priority athletics and activities are abundant and students perform community service as a grad requirement. RCHS students are excellent representatives of this community and we're proud to send them so well-prepared into the world.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school!!! This school is awesome and it is the top high school in the douglas county schools district. The teachers ROCK and our school has like sooo much school spirit here. I love all the events and clubs and activities at our school. With so much fun it's hard to believe that our school's academics are the top in this whole state!!! I love being a Jaguar!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    After coming from a nearby Douglas County High School and transferring into Rock Canyon I can definitely tell how exceptional this school is. It seems like everyone from the teachers to the students really care about education. Theres great school spirit and overall its just a great school and in my opinion better than the other schools in Douglas County.

  • (6 years ago)

    Rock Canyon is a great school that truly strives to give the students a positive high school experience and prepare them for college. My only criticism is that I don't think they do enough for students that struggle but are not identified as special needs. They do however provide a terrific environment for motivated students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great people great faculty great overall happieness and spirit. I wish I still lived in state and had the opportunity to be a part of such a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The atmosphere is great. The people are fun and the teachers know their stuff. It shows! Being a Jaguar is something to be proud of!

  • (7 years ago)

    Everything at Rock Canyon is mediocre but the student newspaper The Rock which won 1st place Best of Show. Susie Typher the Executive Editor is beautiful smart and is brilliant with her diction!

  • (7 years ago)

    Rock Canyon is an safe school where students feel they can reach their potential. We are very satisfied with the academic rigor and activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    Administration at this school is lacking to say the least. The teachers are above average but student morale and academic progress is low due to poor administration. For a middle to high sububan school this school suprisingly does not test well. Parent involvement is normal clubs and sports are abundent.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a terrific and safe learning evironment that strives to achieve excellence in achedemics and offers a wide variety of core and elective courses with top of the line teachers. They also have awide variety of extracurricular activities including sports and clubs. Parents are also are welcomed to many events and are well informed as to what is going on with their child's education. I am very pleased with everything this school has to offer!

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