Cheyenne Mountain School District is one of only 14 (of 178) school districts in the state to be "Accredited with Distinction." Among school districts with more than 2,000 students, CMSD is the highest ranked school district in Colorado.
On average, nearly 90% of Cheyenne Mountain School District graduates attend colleges and universities. Cheyenne Mountain High School is also consistently among the top 1% Colorado high schools in preparing college freshman for success as reported by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
100% of English Language Learning (limited English proficiency) students met their annual measurable academic outcomes as measured by the Colorado Department of Education.
Cheyenne Mountain School District boasts two National Blue Ribbon School Award winners for high performing schools (Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School and Cheyenne Mountain High School).
40% of high school students in the Cheyenne Mountain School District take Advanced Placement® courses, and achieve a pass rate nearly 30% higher than the national average.
The Colorado Basic Literacy Act
The Colorado Basic Literacy Act, known as House Bill 96-1139 mandates that all students will be reading on the 3rd grade level by the end of 3rd grade. This Act requires that the reading growth of all students be monitored carefully from kindergarten through 3rd grade. Those students not reading at grade level are placed on an Individual Literacy Plan (ILP), which is developed together with the school and the family and is monitored throughout the student's schooling until the student is reading at grade level. District teachers and volunteers assist students in improving literacy performance.