Parker

61°F
Current Population
60,019
Elevation Level
5871 ft

About Parker

Parker is home to 45,000 residents, making it the second most populated town in Douglas County behind Castle Rock. Located near the DTC, it’s a family-friendly place with plenty of recreational activities. Its newly renovated recreational center, now includes two basketball courts, workout equipment, an inline hockey rink, indoor athletic fields, a swimming pool, saunas, and a climbing tower. For a taste of the great outdoors, nearby Castlewood Canyon State Park - with 100 miles of trails – is also a nearby option. 

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Chaparral High School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-3500
  • Address 15655 BROOKSTONE DR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 2255
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Cherokee Trail Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8125
  • Address 17302 CLARKE FARMS DR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 465
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Cimarron Middle School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (720) 433-0120
  • Address 12130 CANTERBERRY PKWY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Douglas County High School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-1000
  • Address 2842 FRONT ST
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate Yes
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1865
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Frontier Valley Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8475
  • Address 23919 CANTERBERRY PKWY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 460
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Gold Rush Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-7700
  • Address 12021 S SWIFT FOX WAY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 680
  • Student Teacher Ratio 22

Grandview High School

Summary
  • District Cherry Creek, School District No. 5
  • Phone (720) 886-6500
  • Address 20500 E ARAPAHOE RD
  • County Arapahoe County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 2435
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Iron Horse Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8525
  • Address 20151 TALLMAN DR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 410
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Legacy Point Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8725
  • Address 12736 S RED ROSA CIR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 290
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Legend High School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-4500
  • Address 22219 E HILLTOP RD
  • County Elbert County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 2150
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Liberty Middle School

Summary
  • District Cherry Creek, School District No. 5
  • Phone (720) 886-2400
  • Address 21500 E DRY CREEK RD
  • County Arapahoe County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1100
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Mammoth Heights Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8925
  • Address 9500 STONEGATE PKWY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 604
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Mesa Middle School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-4750
  • Address 365 MITCHELL ST
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 07 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 960
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Mountain View Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8675
  • Address 8502 N PINERY PKWY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 02
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -15% to -20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 265
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Northeast Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8600
  • Address 6598 N STATE HIGHWAY 83
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 03 - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Pine Grove Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8075
  • Address 10450 STONEGATE PKWY
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 550
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Pine Lane Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8275
  • Address 6485 PONDEROSA DR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade PK - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 710
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Pioneer Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8400
  • Address 10881 RIVA RIDGE ST
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 410
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Ponderosa High School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-4000
  • Address 7007 BAYOU GULCH RD
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1292
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Prairie Crossing Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8200
  • Address 11605 BRADBURY RANCH DR
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade PK - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 670
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Red Hawk Ridge Elementary School

Summary
  • District Cherry Creek, School District No. 5
  • Phone (720) 886-3800
  • Address 16251 E GEDDES AVE
  • County Arapahoe County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 560
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Sage Canyon Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (720) 433-0110
  • Address 2420 AUTUMN SAGE ST
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 760
  • Student Teacher Ratio 22

Sagewood Middle School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-4300
  • Address 4725 FOX SPARROW RD
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 890
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Sierra Middle School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-3800
  • Address 6651 E PINE LN
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 07 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 850
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 60,019
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 67,410
Households
  • Total Households 21,202
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 23,877
  • Average Size of Household 3.00
  • Households With Children 9,432

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 15.21
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 17.80
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 56.30
  • Avg Jan High Temp 42.60
  • Avg Jul High Temp 85.40
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 109
  • Air Pollution Index 115
  • Earthquake Index 43
  • Hail Index 279
  • Tornado Index 193
  • Wind Index 118

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1989
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 105
  • Health Care Cost 123
  • Transportation Cost 122