Facts About Denver Public Schools
Facts about DPS:
Total Schools: 162
Student Enrollment: 79,423
Enrollment, by race/ethniciy
—American Indian: 0.7%
Free/Reduced Lunch: 72.49%
Graduation Rate: 52.7%
Full Time Employees: 11,146
Certified Teachers: 4,555
*from the US Department of Education
—Denver’s achievement gap is higher than 90% of US cities
—Denver ranked dead-last in achievement gap in 50 city study, double the national average. (38% English, 30% math - national average is 14%)
—Denver’s proficiency rates in English and math remain unacceptably low. A full 70% of Denver’s 3rd graders were ranked below proficient in 2016.
—The college remediation rate for high school graduates is at 49%, also unacceptably high.
—DPS looses 22% of its teachers every year, one of the highest attrition rates in Colorado