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Littleton, CO
Students enrolled: 1,700

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5810 Mac Arthur Ranch Rd
Littleton, CO 80124

(303) 387-3000
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February 20, 2015
This is our first year at RCHS. My daughter is in 10th grade and she LOVES this school. She plugged right into the theater/choir departments and was welcomed by both students and teachers. She fines her classes challenging and the teachers and staff approachable. The counseling department has been a life saver not only for her, but for me as well. We came from a very small school and I was worried how she would do at RCHS. From the first day we stopped by, we have felt at home and supported.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2015
Generally good teachers those that aren't are weeded out relatively quickly. For my two kids that went/go here, 50% teachers excellent, 25% okay, 25% just reading from the slides. Kids are generally well prepared when they graduate. Sports programs are generally very good, although like anywhere else a case of nickel and diming as taxpayers are too cheap to pony up for fully paid education. Principal is excellent cares about kids and relates to parents. Would have given 5 stars but the guidance counseling system is seriously broken! Counselors must be overworked as it is almost impossible for my daughter to get time to discuss her college ambitions, classes, etc. It seems they only have time for problem kids. Also, the assistants that "guard" the counselors' time should be put through a serious training program, or replaced. They are rude to the kids that are earnestly just trying to get help. My daughter spends an inordinate amount of time just trying to make an appointment, never mind actually getting to see a counselor.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2014
I attended this school, there appears to be a lot of good school spirit when it's time to show it, but many of the students who show all that spirit complain about the school all the time. The administration and much if the staff are only interested in helping the kids who are really thriving and excluding those who are struggling. Many of the students are judge mental and rude and overall it's not an environment I would ever want to be in again nor would I allow my children to be in, due to the high amount of bullying from both peers and teachers. The only reason I give this school any stars is because they have phenomanal sports programs and a lot of after school club activity options.

- submitted by a community member

October 22, 2013
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!!

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
Very pleased with overall student outcome at graduation. Teachers are valuable commodity for students. Love the administartion.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2013
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. :)

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2012
Im VERY unsatisfied with the teachers. Coming from an IB school, i heard this school would be challenging. It is and it isnt. The only thing that is challenging is understanding the teachers. the Math and Science departments suck. they dont teach well and they didnt help me transition into their class very well even though i asked. on the other hand, this school is VERY privileged in curricular activities, their own subway, etc. what i also dont understand is what they're teaching us. for example, in history, we learned about the industrial revolution in the U.S and the teacher asked about the effects of the industrial revolution, and she said that disbandment of labor unions. NO. i learned and RELEARNED about the industrial revolution in VA about 4 to 6 times. im quite unsatisfied with how the teachers dont go into depth in the lesson and they move on quickly. this school isnt really a challenge, i would look into IB schools because they ARE MUCH MORE challenging than this particular school.

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2011
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.

- submitted by a community member

August 28, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2011
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!

- submitted by a student

April 14, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2008
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!!!

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2008
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.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2007
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!

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2007
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!

- submitted by a student

July 27, 2007
Rock Canyon is an safe school where students feel they can reach their potential. We are very satisfied with the academic rigor and activities.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2005
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!

- submitted by a student

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Rock Canyon High School
5810 Mac Arthur Ranch Rd, Littleton, CO  80124
(303) 387-3000
Last modified Rock Canyon High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rock Canyon High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top