Some of the finest homes in Douglas County are located in the close-in suburb of Lone tree. Heritage Hills, Heritage Estates, The Fairways and Carriage Club offer luxury homes at more affordable prices.
However, the one impediment to selling a home here has always been what has been perceived as the mediocre elementary school test results at Acres Green which serves the area. All that is changing now that Lone Tree Elementary School Opens for the 2007-2008 school year.
The magnet school was spearheaded by homeowners in Heritage Hills who still sit on the Board of Directors of the school. Although anyone is Douglas County is eligible to attend, most students come from Heritage Hills, Heritage Estates and Carriage Club.
Test scores won’t be available until next summer but scores are expected to improve. The have hired a top-notch Principal and many great teachers are on the faculty. The school is the first in Colorado to use the ITI teaching style based on brain research that emphasizes the relationship between hands-on experience and learning.
Enrollment is limited to 330 students but open slots still exist for grades 2-6 as of August, 2007.
Residents here are celebrating the new addition to the community.