Parker is known for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown feel.


Welcome to Parker

Parker, located in Douglas County with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area, is known for its unique Western-Victorian downtown and its hometown feel.


  • Founding: Parker, Colorado was founded in 1864.
  • Incorporation: Parker became a municipality in 1981.
  • Location: Parker is located 20 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado.
  • Elevation: Parker sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level.
  • Size and Population: The Town of Parker is 21.5 square miles with a current population of approximately 50,677 people residing within the incorporated Town boundaries.
  • School District: Students residing in Parker are within the Douglas County School District RE1.
  • Demographics: View Parker Demographics.
  • Community Profile: View Community Profile.

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The Town of Parker is part of the top-rated Douglas County School System. Below you’ll find links and information about Public, Private, and Charter Schools in the area as well as higher education opportunities.

Secondary Schools in Parker Colorado

  • Chaparral High School – Located in Stonegate home of the Wolverines.
  • Legend High School The newest high school in Parker Colorado, is located on Hilltop Road East of Mainstreet. Currently only 7-9th grade.
  • Ponderosa High School – Providing a challenging high school experience to prepare our students for the next level. State Champion Wrestling Team for 5 years.

Parker Colorado Middle Schools

  • Sagewood Middle School – 7th & 8th-grade feeder school for Ponderosa. Shows activities, student and parent pages, and contact information.
  • Sierra Middle School – 6651 E Pine Lane Ave. Parker, Colorado 80138. Feeder school for Chaparral.
  • Cimarron Middle School – A newest middle school in Parker CO Located in Canterberry Crossing Subdivision. Feeder school for Legend HS.
  • Castle Rock Middle School – Up to Date Homework help for students, school newsletter, and contact information.
  • Douglas County High School – (Castle Rock) Parent and student newsletters, and academic and extracurricular activities information.

Elementary and Charter Schools in Parker

  • American Academy Charter School – American Academy will achieve academic excellence through a challenging sequenced curriculum that emphasizes math, science, and technology, to provide our children with the tools to become the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Cherokee Trail Elementary – K-6, Non-Traditional school using multi-aged classrooms and whole language learning techniques.
  • The challenge to Excellence Charter School K-8 Charter School using Paideia, and other curriculums. Integrates reading, writing, math, and science, with emphasis on applied technologies.
  • Frontier Valley Elementary New school in Canterberry with menu, staff, and student information.
  • Iron Horse Elementary School – Information about the newest grade school in Parker, including mission statement, hours of operation, staff, calendar, and child care.
  • Legacy Point Elementary School – Ponderosa Feeder school, Calendar, newsletters, staff, and curriculum.
  • Mountain View K-3 Elementary School Traditional grade school serving The Pinery and outlying areas.
  • Northeast Elementary – Grades 4-6 traditional grade school serving The Pinery and outlying areas in South Parker. The original high school in Parker. Feeder school for Ponderosa High School.
  • Pine Grove Elementary – K-6 school serving the Main Stonegate subdivision. Feeder school for Chapparal High School.
  • Pine Lane Primary K-3 – Instruction in core curricular areas is aligned to the Douglas County standards, our northernmost grade school.
  • Pioneer Elementary School – Provides K-6 education in a positive caring environment.
  • Prairie Crossing Elementary – A four-track year-round school located in the Bradbury Ranch subdivision. Includes contact and parent information and a school events calendar.
  • Core Knowledge Charter School – Focused on educational excellence, mastering second languages, and technology.
  • Douglas County School District.
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