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Academy Charter School

Preschool | Grades K-9 | Douglas County School District NO. RE 1
1551 Prairie Hawk Dr
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 660-4881

About This School

Academy Charter School is located in Castle Rock, CO and is one of 76 schools in Douglas County School District No. Re 1. It is a charter school that serves 700 students in grades K-9.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Academy Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Academy Charter School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Colorado average is 17 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

700

Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

8%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$8,139
per student
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Grade 3 Reading Performance

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) Results
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Academy Charter School Reviews

By a Parent on

Good curriculum, but you can find it somewhere else.  The Dean and staff appear to think the school is set up for them rather than for the purpose of teaching students.  Bullying is a hugh issue.  Probably becuase staff think they are entitled.  

By a Parent on

The school could be a great place, however the Dean and some of the staff are definitely not worried about the children's overall well being.  The feel of the school is unfriendly and cold.  The curriculum is wonderful my children have used core knowledge since elementary and I have no complaints about the academics.  Think twice before committing 8 years to a place that only seems to have one thing in mind...

By a Parent on

ACS is a great school. The class sizes are small. They are very focused on academics. The teachers are wonderful! They staff all hold the kids to a high level of behavior and responsibility.

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