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Old 03-03-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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We are, once again, considering the move to Colorado. We are looking to move south or north of Denver. I am a licensed teacher currently living in NV, one of the worst and largest school districts in the nation. Because of this failing district, we have our children in charter schools. If we do choose to move, where will largely depend on where good schools are as one of the top priorities other than safety. I have heard Charter schools are a nightmare trying to get into, so wouldn't mind public if they are good schools.

I want more than just parent ratings on great schools website. I understand some districts are better than others and would like various opinions on schools in cities outside of Denver. Cities like, but not limited to: Arvada, Westminister, Commerce City, Cenntennial, Parker, Castle Rock, Littleton...

Is there anywhere you can looks besides greatschools.org for information? Any information will help as I feel like I'm picking blindly as it is.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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As a teacher I would highly recommend Cherry Creek School District in southeast Aurora and Centennial both for your children and for yourself. It's probably one of the best school districts in the state academically and certainly the most desirable to work for. No need to go to a charter school in CCSD.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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Any information will help as I feel like I'm picking blindly as it is.
Yep. Your question is too broad. What price range and any considerations other than school? Commute, close to skiing, trails, etc.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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I don't think it's too broad as I'm specifically and only asking about schools.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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I don't think it's too broad as I'm specifically and only asking about schools.
You said north or south of Denver. Would you go as far south to Colorado Springs or north to Fort Collins? That information is very important.

There's been some good information given in this thread and in your earlier thread where a teacher did weigh in. My opinion would be, in alphabetical order, the Boulder Valley, Cherry Creek and Littleton districts, as others have said. And parts of Jefferson. You mentioned Castle Rock and Parker. They are both in Douglas County and that district has some issues with it's management, and thus, some very unhappy teachers who are leaving. Lots of information on this board regarding this is available with a search.

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Old 03-04-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Is there anywhere you can looks besides greatschools.org for information? Any information will help as I feel like I'm picking blindly as it is.
Here's another resource but it's for High Schools only.

Search Colorado High Schools | US News
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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Cherry Creek is a good school district, but be aware that it is a huge district. We have 4 elementary schools in a 5 mile radius. So look closely. The top middle school is Liberty and a ton of parents love Sky Vista and say you can't go wrong. High School- Grandview was ranked one of the top in Colorado and if you had to chose between Cherokee Trail and EagleCrest- Cherokee Trail. Charter schools are near to impossible if you want a good one or it is new. For example, we had our daughter on the list for Cherry Creek Academy since she was two and is going into kindergarten- she is 176 on the list. A lot of parents I know who live in Parker- love Parker but do not care for the school district (Douglas County)
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