Black Forest

66°F
Current Population
17,841
Elevation Level
7369 ft

About Black Forest

Black Forest is located in Central Colorado, near Colorado Springs, and is part of El Paso County. The community got its name due to the high density of Ponderosa Pines that is reminiscent of the Black Forest in Germany.

The city offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range, with access to Sawatch Mountain range. The Black Forest itself is heavily wooded with some open grassland areas. The center of town offers a community center, volunteer fire station, churches, and a county store. 

Black Forest also has a reputation as “one of the world’s most haunted places,” with spooky stories of paranormal activity. 

Explore Black Forest

Entertainment & Culture

 Black Forest Bed and Breakfast overlooks the city lights and the Rocky Mountains with a bed and breakfast, lodge, cabin, and vacation rental homes.
 

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Popular Restaurants

Thanks to it's close proximity to Colorado Springs, there is no shortage of great food near Black Forest!

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Parks

Black Forest Regional Park, a regional park spanning 385-acres, features turf playfields, tennis courts, a playground, and two picnic pavilions in the developed natural openings of the forest. 

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About the Community

Challenger Middle School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-3000
  • Address 10215 LEXINGTON DR
  • County El Paso 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 -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 600
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Cherry Valley Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-8800
  • Address 9244 S STATE HIGHWAY 83
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • 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 35
  • Student Teacher Ratio 13

Chinook Trail Elementary School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-5700
  • Address 11795 GRAND LAWN CIR
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade KN - 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 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 640
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Discovery Canyon Campus High School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-1800
  • Address 1810 N GATE BLVD
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade PK - 12
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate Yes
  • 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 No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1176
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

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

Edith Wolford Elementary School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-4300
  • Address 13710 BLACK FOREST RD
  • County El Paso 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 290
  • Student Teacher Ratio 13

Elbert Elementary School

Summary
  • District Elbert School District No. 200
  • Phone (303) 648-3030
  • Address 24489 MAIN ST
  • County Elbert County
  • Grade PK - 12
  • 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 +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 251
  • Student Teacher Ratio 10

Elbert Junior-senior High School

Summary
  • District Elbert School District No. 200
  • Phone (303) 648-3030
  • Address 24489 MAIN ST
  • County Elbert County
  • Grade PK - 12
  • 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 +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 212
  • Student Teacher Ratio 10

Falcon High School

Summary
  • District Falcon School District No. 49
  • Phone (719) 495-5520
  • Address 10255 LAMBERT RD
  • County El Paso 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 1277
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Falcon Middle School

Summary
  • District Falcon School District No. 49
  • Phone (719) 495-3661
  • Address 9755 TOWNER AVE
  • County El Paso 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 1000
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Lewis-palmer High School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4720
  • Address 1300 HIGBY RD
  • County El Paso 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 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 1105
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Lewis-palmer Middle School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4776
  • Address 1776 WOODMOOR DR
  • County El Paso 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 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 900
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Liberty High School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-2200
  • Address 8720 SCARBOROUGH DR
  • County El Paso 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 Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1750
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Meridian Ranch International School

Summary
  • District Falcon School District No. 49
  • Phone (719) 494-2909
  • Address 10480 RAINBOW BRIDGE DR
  • County El Paso 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 700
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

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

Palmer Ridge High School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 867-8600
  • Address 19255 MONUMENT HILL RD
  • County El Paso 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 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 1200
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Peyton Elementary School

Summary
  • District Peyton School District No. 23
  • Phone (719) 749-0170
  • Address 13550 BRADSHAW RD
  • County El Paso 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 No
  • 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 270
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Peyton Jr High School

Summary
  • District Peyton School District No. 23
  • Phone (719) 749-2330
  • Address 13885 BRADSHAW RD
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 07 - 12
  • 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 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 More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 250
  • Student Teacher Ratio 7

Peyton Junior/senior High School

Summary
  • District Peyton School District No. 23
  • Phone (719) 749-2244
  • Address 13885 BRADSHAW RD
  • County El Paso 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 -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 319
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Pine Creek High School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-2600
  • Address 10750 THUNDER MOUNTAIN AVE
  • County El Paso 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 Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1621
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Prairie Winds Elementary School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 559-0800
  • Address 790 E KINGS DEER PT
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • 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 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 350
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Ranch Creek Elementary School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-5500
  • Address 9155 TUTT BLVD
  • County El Paso 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 600
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Ray E Kilmer Elementary School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4740
  • Address 4285 WALKER RD
  • County El Paso 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 -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 381
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Ridgeview Elementary School

Summary
  • District Falcon School District No. 49
  • Phone (719) 494-8700
  • Address 6573 SHIMMERING CREEK DR
  • County El Paso 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 -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 680
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Skyview Middle School

Summary
  • District Falcon School District No. 49
  • Phone (719) 495-5560
  • Address 6350 WINDOM PEAK BLVD
  • County El Paso 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 No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1100
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Timberview Middle School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-3600
  • Address 8680 SCARBOROUGH DR
  • County El Paso 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 -15% to -20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 930
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Vista Ridge High School

Summary
  • District Falcon School District No. 49
  • Phone (719) 494-8800
  • Address 6888 BLACK FOREST RD
  • County El Paso 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 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 1226
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 17,841
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 21,627
Households
  • Total Households 6,331
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 7,668
  • Average Size of Household 3.00
  • Households With Children 2,067

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 19.76
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 14.26
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 53.58
  • Avg Jan High Temp 40.29
  • Avg Jul High Temp 83.10
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 120
  • Air Pollution Index 118
  • Earthquake Index 43
  • Hail Index 242
  • Tornado Index 84
  • Wind Index 104

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1989
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 104
  • Health Care Cost 119
  • Transportation Cost 113