Monument

65°F
Current Population
9,895
Elevation Level
6977 ft

About Monument

Monument, Colorado is located in El Paso County. It is a rapidly growing town situated at the base of the Rampart Range, offering countless mountain views. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest, Colorado Springs, and the United States Air Force Academy.  

The city is named for Monument Lake, part of the Tri-Lakes region consisting also of Lake Woodmoor and Palmer Lake. This area provides easy access to Denver via I-25. 

Historic downtown features wooden sidewalks, art galleries, and antique shops. Residents can visit the 15-mile Santa Fe Regional Trial for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. 

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About the Community

Air Academy High School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-2400
  • Address 6910 CARLTON 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 -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Antelope Trails Elementary School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-4100
  • Address 15280 JESSIE 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 Yes
  • 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 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Bear Creek Elementary School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4770
  • Address 1330 CREEKSIDE DR
  • 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 No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 900
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

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

Douglass Valley Elementary School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-4200
  • Address 4610 E DOUGLASS DR
  • 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 +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 330
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Eagleview Middle School

Summary
  • District Academy School District 20
  • Phone (719) 234-3400
  • Address 1325 VINDICATOR 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 Yes
  • 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 1000
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Lewis-palmer Elementary School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4750
  • Address 1315 LAKE WOODMOOR DR
  • 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 450
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

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

Palmer Lake Elementary School

Summary
  • District Lewis-palmer Consolidated School District No. 38
  • Phone (719) 488-4760
  • Address 115 UPPER GLENWAY RD
  • County El Paso 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 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

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

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

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

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 9,895
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 11,627
Households
  • Total Households 3,260
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 3,826
  • Average Size of Household 3.00
  • Households With Children 1,270

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 22.14
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 13.90
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 51.70
  • Avg Jan High Temp 38.10
  • Avg Jul High Temp 81.10
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 121
  • Air Pollution Index 117
  • Earthquake Index 46
  • Hail Index 262
  • Tornado Index 62
  • Wind Index 132

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1990
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 107
  • Health Care Cost 121
  • Transportation Cost 117