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Castle Rock, CO
Students enrolled: 1,664

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5254 North Meadows Dr
Castle Rock, CO 80109

(303) 387-0100
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April 06, 2015
I have my fourth child at Castle View and have had a positive experience with all 4. It is not perfect, as a newer school they are still working on building to the ideal vision. Sports are becoming competitive and this is one school to watch for on that scene. Lots of resources and opportunities for kids needing extra educational support. My kids have had the counsel needed when they ask, both emotionally and educationally. I would not consider moving my kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2014
Castle View was once a great school. It is no longer in that category. Unfortunately, the school board has run off most of the quality teachers. The good teachers that are left are discouraged, adding to a terrible overall school culture. A recently planned expansion to CVHS was nixed by the board in favor of more mobiles, but the district has enough cash to open a new charter high school. The entire DCSD is being used as a test tube by a very political school board...sad. Bottom line, either plan to go to a private or charter school if you want quality or send your kids out of district. My kids go to CVHS and CRMS today. They will be going out of district next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
Castle view is a very fast school the teachers can be amazing but we also have some that dont care. If you need help this is not the school for you. I am a sophomore and i honestly cant wait to move from this school. For being an academic school they really dont care if you need help or not. It use to be an amazing school a few years ago and no it has gone down hill so fast

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2014
This is probably one of the worst schools my daughter has ever attended. The teachers are not helpful and neither is administration. If your child is not gifted or just needs some extra help, forget about it. It's either keep up or get left behind and forgotten. I will be taking her out before the end of the year.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2012
I am a sophomore at CVHS, I had to transfer here because my family moved from Parker, where I originally attended Chaparral HS, to Castle Rock. I didn't enjoy Chaparral very much, but I enjoyed it much more than I enjoy CV! Many of the students are rude, self-centered or dress provocatively. That's normal at really any high school and it was normal at Chaparral but at CV, it's out of control. Also, the school does many unnecessary events (such as too many assemblies and too many pep rallies) that either shorten the days or just completely take away what we should be doing: learning! I have been here since February 2012, and I haven't like CV since about three weeks after I arrived. It is not easy to make friends, especially if you did not attend Castle Rock Middle School. Many of former CRMS students are not open to making new friends. Overall, this is not a good school. I will be transferring to Douglas County HS after winter break, where it will hopefully be better than CV. Yes, high school, in general, sucks. But it's worse if you attend CVHS and you didn't come from CRMS first. Also, teachers are unhelpful (and shouldn't be allowed to teach) and the academics are terrible.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2012
Its okay. I went to another high school that was better. The students here do drugs just like any school but the teachers are less friendly here unlike the other school. If you want your grade to be great, you have to keep bugging the teacher to help you, they won't offer you the help. The staff is friendly for the most part.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2011
My two daughters attend CVHS. We moved here from California last year, with the quest for a great public school one of our major motivators. CVHS is just that - a great school. I am not only pleased, but often impressed by so many things: the challenging assignments, the dedicated teachers, the beautiful facilities, the academy system, the school spirit, the opportunites for internships and the connection of the parent community. Go Sabercats!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2011
This school is so awesome! I am involved in Mr.Corr's theater class, and it rocks. I am a sophmore this year, and Dr. Calhoun is the best principal ever. I love this school. Everyone is so nice, and the teachers take time to get to know their students.

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2009
I am very happy with CVHS. I have two kids that have or are attending CV. The classes are challenging. The teachers are outstanding. They really do care about the kids. Dr. Gates is an excellent principal. Every event, whether it is sports or the arts, I have seen him there showing his support and greeting everyone with great enthusiasm. Most of the staff are excellent. I can only think of one teacher that was difficult to talk to. It is good to see the extra curricular activities take a turn for the better from the arts to sports. I am a little worried about some of the sports programs though. I hope the Activities Director makes sure it is a strong program just like a lot of the other sports programs ie: football, soccer, lacrose, softball, etc.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 23, 2009
CVHS is an outstanding high school. I have a sophomore attending and will have a freshman next year as well. I am extremely pleased with the teachers and the staff. The curriculum is fantastic and the academic levels are very high. We are fortunate to have CVHS in our community and for our children.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2009
Castle View is the greatest school in the world because of the staff, the students as well as the principal. Beyond that the academic and extracurricular programs are amazing! CV rocks!

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2009
Cv is a great school we have a great principal and i great staff. our thetre department is also awesome

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2009
Castle View is the best school I have ever attended, and i've been to many schools across the country.

- submitted by a student
December 31, 2008
I absolutely love attending Castle View High School!!! It is one of the best schools in the states with its shining academic and athletic programs that it offers. Among many of the highlights are the caring staff members that can be found in the building. They care for each and every student and treat everyone equal. Along with this, Dr. Gates is an amazing man who does truly care and is involved with what is going on at the school. Finally, the last of many shining points of CV is the academic programs with unique course offerings. There are opportunities to take many pre-college courses as well as college level courses. I truly do love this school and am going to be very sad when the day comes that I have to graduate.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2008
I love going to CV. The teachers are very helpful. They won't take your hand and guide you through life, but they will definitely give you help if you ask for it. Dr. Gates is an excellent principal and truly cares for his students and staff. He goes around during lunches and sits down to actually talk to the students...how many principals do that? The students are very kind and welcoming. The classes are challenging, but you don't go home with 5 hours of homeowrk every night either. There are also so many other oportunities at CV, like all the different classes you can take. The counselors are also very helpful. I love it and can't imagine going to another high school. :)

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2008
I love this school, I really do. This is my 3rd year here & there is just something different about this high school from the others. Our school has had to go against all odds & other, older & tougher schools just to get our name out there, we did[: Leaving next year is something I can't even bare to think about, I've grown up with this school & I'm not ready to leave it behind. It must have something to do with our AMAZING principal who actually cares about the students, he is one I miss during the summer. Or it must be the way our 'do it' cheer just echoes through our hearts or it must be the way we found a common thread, all students at CV through struggles & people saying we are nothing but a new school. C-V-H-S WE ARE SABERCATS!

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 19, 2008
I think one of the best features of Castle View is the Principal, Dr. Gates. He is one of the most energetic, positive individuals I know. You can tell he really cares about these kids and does what he can to make the experience at Castle View the best environment possible.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
I currently attend CV and I am a senior. I moved from LA about in july of 07. CV is the best high school ever. I have taken many classes are not offered at alot of other high schools in the nation. I feel that CVHS has given me more opprotunity with the senior internship program than my high school in LA could have ever offered. The programs at Castle View are amazing. they have outstanding extra curricular activities ranging from Sports Medicine to sports to environmental club to academics. Outstanding school! Go Sabercats

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2008
A great school with awesome extracurricular activities, great academic programs and the staff and administration here are awesome! The staff cares so much for the students and will do absolutely anything for them. Also, the administration here is very involved with communication to parents and the principal, Dr. Lisle Gates is a great man who care so much about the future of the students, how the staff is doing along with how the school environment is overall. Here they have excellent academic programs and offer many college prep courses and AP courses. Along with excellent academic programs, they have academies that students can choose from that revolve around a students interest level. The academies consist of Math, Science and Engineering / Leadership, Global Studies and Communications / E-Media and Business / Visual and Performing Arts and Biotechnology and Health Sciences. Great school that is much better than DCHS!!!! Go CV!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
Lacks organization and communication with parents. Councilors availability is not dependable. Not all teachers are of high enough standard. Lacks focus on kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 05, 2008
I have a gifted student who attended Castle View and it is widely acceptable for the under achieving students who don't excel in sports or in academics. There they find refuge. The math is horrible. Any student who would have to transfer within High School to any other state would be severely behind. I think it is a great school for the Colorado native that doesn't understand the importance of a 'real' education. It is so sad that the parents don't really know the curriculum, they just like the feel of a new school.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 14, 2007
Castle View is an awesome school offering rigorous educative and extracurricular activities. Many of the students that attend feel welcomed and are very excited to prepare for their futures. The staff is top-notch and the environment the students are placed in is unreal in comparison to many high schools. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2007
CVHS gives the students more than any other school ever has. The teachers and staff care and the students are allowed to go any where they would like with their futures. This high school is better than DCHS.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2007
Wonderful school....Students are allowed to participate in sports they would not normally try out for because of the small student count. Very academically minded...Love it

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
This is a very good school the principal is a very nice and considerate man. Right now the athletics arent good but they will improve once we have all 4 grades in there but it is a very good school other wise. maybe a few teacher problems but it is good!

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Castle View High School
5254 North Meadows Dr, Castle Rock, CO  80109
(303) 387-0100
Last modified Castle View High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Castle View High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top