Top Schools in South East Denver
Cherry Creek High School is the oldest of six high schools in the Cherry Creek School District in suburban Denver, Colorado. It is one of the largest high schools in the Denver metro area, with an 80-acre campus and more than 3,700 students. The campus contains four buildings (West, Information Center (IC), Fine Arts, and East) with 170 classrooms, eight tennis courts, a baseball diamond, two practice football fields, and Stutler Bowl, Creek's stadium, and a challenge course. The West Building, by far the largest of the four, houses two gyms, a swimming pool, a weight room, Shillinglaw Lecture Center, and the Creek Cafe, a DECA run cafeteria. The Information Center Building has a library and technology center, the Registrar's Office, the Counseling and Post-Grad Center, and another cafeteria. Connected to IC by the "IC Tunnel", the Fine Arts Building features a large theater, music labs, the debate room, and art labs. The East Building contains a gym and the Attendance and Security offices. The sprawling campus is meant to evoke a large "college-like" feel in order to prepare students for college life.
The Kent Denver campus encompasses more than 200 acres, including two lakes. The five academic buildings house 50 classrooms and labs, three theaters (as well as two outdoor amphiteatres), and seven studios for music, dance, and art. Two gymnasiums, a fitness and sports medicine center, seven tennis courts, and 20 acres of playing fields — including DeSo Field, an articifical turf facility — complement the athletic program. Our LEED Platinum dining hall is a model of sustainability and energy efficiency. Extensive technology and wifi access are available campuswide
Regis Jesuit High School has a college-preparatory curriculum with a strong emphasis on the development of leadership, service and religious faith. In past years more than 98 percent of our graduates have been accepted at colleges and universities throughout the country. It is possible for academically qualified students at Regis Jesuit to earn college credit through the Advancement Placement testing program. There are nearly 20 AP classes offered and honors sections exist in most departments. Incoming freshmen are eligible to place into advanced math courses, advanced foreign language, Honors English and Honors Biology.
West Middle School
One of the great hallmarks of the West Middle School community is its great spirit of service and volunteerism. This tremendous partnership is one of our greatest assets. Enjoy the middle school experience and get involved with one of our many groups. We have a very active PTCO that supports the school through fundraising activities, coordinating volunteers, and working to promote positive school relationships with our community members. The West Accountability Committee also meets monthly to participate in the school accountability and accreditation process for Cherry Creek Schools and for the Colorado Department of Education. Many parents also attend and participate in our Principal Coffees during the year. Here we meet in a more informal setting to discuss current issues and coming events at West.
Campus Middle School
Finally, an important component of the CMS program is a consistent focus on students setting and realizing short- and long-term goals. Teachers and counselors work with individuals to make sound choices for their academic growth and emotional enrichment. We work with Cherry Creek High School to ensure our students build a strong foundation at CMS in order to be successful at CCHS and in higher education. Counselors assist our students with any personal or social concerns and meet with academic teams to ensure that individual needs are met.
Kent Denver School offers the unwavering value of a fine education and an engaging school program and community for our children—a well-rounded experience that successfully starts each student on the path to a lifetime of intellectual growth, achievement, and moral strength. Kent Denver parents and students put it all on the line when they commit the time, energy, and resources necessary to be members of this community. We appreciate this sacrifice, and the administration and faculty share this level of dedication because we are ambitious and truly believe that our students are capable of great achievements.
Dry Creek Elementary
Strategic grouping: Students are grouped in grades kindergarten through five to ensure that every child's need is met daily
Gifted and Talented: Our gifted and talented program makes services like accelerated academic instruction, pullout classes, and individual learning plans available to all students.
Master Teachers: Dry Creek Teachers have an average of 17 years of teaching experience, and 84% of our teachers hold a Masters Degree
Spanish: All students, kindergarten through fifth grade, are enriched with Spanish weekly.
Collaborative Learning Environment: Our academic program is supported by our team-centered classroom environment where students benefit from open observation of learning and instruction throughout the day allowing for ease of regrouping for ability-based approaches
Outstanding Library: Utilizing many community and parent volunteers, Dry Creek’s media center is a focal point of the school and is fully integrated into Dry Creek’s academic program.
The touchstone of our school is student learning. Simple, right? In a day when “educational” decisions can be driven by so many factors: test scores, fundraising and funding, discipline and social issues, we never lose sight of why we’re really here, and that is to teach children; to prepare them not only academically, but to be responsible, caring, effective, and active citizens of the world. We strive to admit, nurture, and graduate students from diverse experiences and backgrounds who will make a difference to their families, their employers, their communities, and their world. We yearn for students to see first-hand how a healthy community works and how individuals can contribute to the strength of the community as they grow as individuals. We are a school known for the close and enduring relationships between students and teachers, and as a place where students make some of the most important and lasting friendships with one another.
Bromwell creatively meets the needs of all learners with quality comprehensive programs. Through strong leadership, dedicated teachers, and community involvement, Bromwell students are exceptional academic achievers. Each fall, Bromwell’s principal presents our school’s Accountability Report at Back to School Night. We like to think of it as the State of the School address with a clear roadmap to continued success! We take a look back on the last academic year and explain where Bromwell stands in terms of achievements and goals set by the principal and Collaborative School Committee (CSC). We then look ahead to goals for the current school year. The Accountability Report examines everything from CSAP results to goals unique to Bromwell and its population. While not included in the actual Accountability Report, the PTA budget is presented and discussed at Back to School Night in terms of how it relates to staffing and programs.
The staff of Homestead Elementary School believes in inspiring all students to think, to learn, to achieve and to care. We work collaboratively with one another to provide students a well-balanced education. Homestead provides a nurturing environment where students feel respected, valued and safe. We are committed to using varied instructional strategies focused on helping all students succeed.
Willow Creek Elementary
Cherry Hills Elementary
We accomplish our goals by developing personal and academic relationships with every individual. This requires genuine relationships—both between teacher and student and among groups of teachers working together. Our smaller learning communities are structured collaborations among a group of teachers examining the content areas and assessment as well as SMART technology and thinking maps. As a professional learning community, we work together to build relationships that motivate our students to learn at the highest level, and empower our parents and community to support our efforts.