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DPS Students Feel Challenged, Supported, and Socially and Emotionally Intelligent

Oct. 16, 2017

Contact: Jessie Smiley, Media Relations,

Whole Child survey continues to highlight favorable results districtwide

Denver – For the second year, Denver Public Schools (DPS) surveyed students to hear their opinions on the supports the district provides. DPS is one of the first districts in the nation to not only focus on supporting the Whole Child as part of its Denver Plan 2020 goals, but to check-in with its students directly to make sure that they are feeling the positive effects of that support. In the 2016-17 school year, DPS surveyed its students in grades three and above to hear their opinions.

DPS is celebrating the Whole Child student survey results Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Bruce Randolph School (3955 Steele St.) with remarks from Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Board of Education members and students who are active on the school’s Values Council to support the Whole Child responses of their peers.

Districtwide, student responses were overall positive across all six Whole Child components, showing that schools are investing their time and energy into supporting their students beyond just their academic learning:

  • Challenged: 88% of all students reported as feeling challenged.
  • Supported: 85% of all students reported as feeling supported.
  • Socially and Emotionally Intelligent: 80% of all students responded as socially & emotionally intelligent.

DPS is committed to providing equitable and inclusive environments where we ensure students are Healthy, Supported, Engaged, Challenged, Safe, and Socially and Emotionally Intelligent.

Celebration of Whole Child Survey Results

Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Board of Education members, Bruce Randolph students, educators and leaders

Tuesday, Oct. 17
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bruce Randolph School
3955 Steele St.