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Facts & Figures

DPS by the Numbers

  • ECE-K: 3
  • Elementar​y: 93
  • ECE-8 Schools: 18
  • ECE-12 Schools: 4
  • Middle: 28
  • 6-12: 14
  • High Schools: 39

Total Schools: 199 for school year 2015-2016 | view list

Student Enrollment: 92,331 (October 1, 2016) | Membership report | Ethnicity reports

  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 67.3% (2016-17) | Report
  • Gifted and Talented Students: 11.26% (2016-17) | Report

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  • English language learners ECE+:
  • Spanish speaking students (includes non-ELLs):
    • 34,098 or 37%
  • Top languages spoken by students:
    • Spanish
    • Vietnamese
    • Arabic
    • Somali
    • Amharic
    • French
    • Nepali
    • Russian
  • Foreign languages taught:
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Lakota
    • Spanish

Graduation rate: 64.8%

On-time completion rate: 66.9%

  • The graduation rate is determined by following one group of students (a cohort) over a four-year period from grades 9 through 12.

Dropout rate: 4.6%

  • The dropout rate is a one-year snapshot of all students who drop out of school during one school year. This rate considers all students in grades 7 through 12.

Total Employees: 11,932

Full-time: 11,146

Teachers: 4,329

Starting Teacher Salary: $39,851

  • Average Teacher Salary: $50,449
  • ProComp Bonus Amount: $6,000-7,000

36,726 per day

48,599 per day

6,531 per day

Students Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch: 68.51% (2015-16)