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State Honors More Than 60 DPS Award Winners

Mar. 1, 2018
 
Students at CMS Community School, a Colorado Centers of Excellence Award winning school
Students at CMS Community School, a Colorado Centers of Excellence Award winning school

Denver Public Schools is proud of the many schools that earned state and national acclaim in a March 1 ceremony at the Colorado Department of Education.

Among the highlights:

The Colorado Centers of Excellence Award celebrated schools with an at-risk population of at least 75% that that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. Of the total 54 winners, 21 are Denver schools.

  • Charles M. Schenck (CMS) Community School
  • College View Elementary School
  • Cowell Elementary School
  • DCIS at Ford
  • DSST: College View High School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Goldrick Elementary School
  • Grant Beacon Middle School
  • Gust Elementary School
  • Holm Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Kepner Middle School
  • KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy
  • Knapp Elementary School
  • Lena Archuleta Elementary School
  • Maxwell Elementary School
  • Newlon Elementary School
  • Rocky Mountain Prep: Creekside
  • STRIVE Prep – Rise
  • University Prep – Steele St.

The Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. On the School Performance Framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth over three years. Of the total 126 winners, 18 are Denver schools.

  • Cory Elementary School
  • Creativity Challenge Community
  • Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
  • Denver School of the Arts
  • DSST: Byers Middle School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School
  • Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences
  • Mc Kinley-Thatcher Elementary School
  • McAuliffe International School
  • McAuliffe Manual Middle School
  • Park Hill School
  • Polaris at Ebert Elementary School
  • Schmitt Elementary School
  • Slavens K-8 School
  • Steck Elementary School
  • Swigert International School
  • Valdez Elementary School
  • Westerly Creek Elementary

The John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the School Performance Framework, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator for academic achievement over three years. Of the total 178 winners, 18 are Denver schools.

  • Bromwell Elementary School
  • Cory Elementary School
  • Creativity Challenge Community
  • Denver School of The Arts
  • DSST: Byers Middle School
  • DSST: Byers High School
  • DSST: Stapleton High School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • McAuliffe International School
  • Polaris at Ebert Elementary School
  • Slavens K-8 School
  • Southmoor Elementary School
  • Steck Elementary School
  • Steele Elementary School
  • Swigert International School
  • University Park Elementary School
  • Westerly Creek Elementary School
  • William (Bill) Roberts K-8 School

The High School Academic Growth Awards recognizes high schools that demonstrate the highest levels of student academic growth in reading, writing and math, within each classification used by the statewide association for high school activities for the sport of football. Of the total eight winners, three are Denver schools.

  • KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School
  • Denver School of the Arts

The National Blue Ribbon Schools is an award that recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Of the total ten winners, one is a Denver school.

  • Valdez Elementary School

The ELPA Excellence Award honors 10 districts and 10 charter schools that achieved the highest growth among English learners in an English Language Proficiency Program and that earned the highest academic achievement for English learners who transition out of an English Language Proficiency Program. DPS was one of 10 districts to receive the award; nine of the 10 charters statewide to receive the award are Denver schools.

  • DSST Cole High School
  • DSST Conservatory Green Middle School
  • DSST Green Valley Ranch Middle School
  • DSST Green Valley Ranch High School
  • DSST Stapleton Middle School
  • DSST Stapleton High School
  • KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy
  • STRIVE Prep-Federal
  • STRIVE Prep-Montbello

Congratulations to all the winners!

To see a complete listing of all Colorado schools receiving awards, please visit this Colorado Department of Education webpage.