Denver Public Schools, the largest district in Colorado, is outpacing all other large districts across the state in academic progress for our kids.
Highlights of our progress include:
- Denver families are choosing DPS: Enrollment in preschool through grade 12 has grown 27% since 2005, up to 92,984 in fall 2016.
- Our kids are outpacing the state in academic growth: In 2005, DPS students lagged their Colorado classmates by 20 to 25 percentile points on state English and math exams. In 2016, those gaps had closed to fewer than four percentile points in both subjects.
- More kids are staying in school and graduating: The number of DPS graduates has increased 64% since 2005; at the same time, the number of students dropping out has declined by 56%.
- More DPS graduates are going to college: The number of DPS graduates enrolling in college the fall after graduation has grown by 67% since 2005.
Learn more about these data points in this presentation.