Facts & Figures

DPS by the Numbers

  • ECE only
  • ECE-K
  • Elementary Schools
  • ECE-8th Grade
  • ECE-12th Grade
  • Middle Schools
  • 6th-12th Grade
  • High Schools

Total Schools: 207

Total Student Enrollment: 93,356 (October 2018)

  • Free/Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible Students: 65%
  • Gifted and Talented Students: 14%

Student Demographics

  • English language learners ECE+: 37,476 (36.3% of DPS population)
  • Spanish-speaking students (includes non-English Learners): 32,854 (36.4% of DPS population)
  • Top languages spoken by students:
    • Spanish
    • Arabic
    • Vietnamese
    • Amharic
    • Somali
    • French
    • Nepali
    • Chinese, Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Tigrigna
  • World languages taught: 
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Italian 
    • Japanese
    • Lakota
    • Spanish (second language)
    • Spanish for heritage and native speakers 
  • Four-year, on-time graduation rate: 70.2%
  • On-time graduation rate for ninth-grade cohort: 77.4%
    • The on-time graduation rate is determined by following one group of students (a cohort) over a four-year period from grades nine through 12. 
  • Dropout rate: 4.1%
    • 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 seven through 12. 

Full-time employees: 10,177

Classroom Teachers: 4,780

Breakfasts:

31,603 per day

5,346,374 per year

Lunches: 

44,984 per day

7,601,043 per year

Snacks: 

9,117 per day

1,351,735 per year