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Denver Public Schools is committed to making the District a national leader in student achievement, high school graduation, college and career preparation, and college matriculation. Superintendent Boasberg has a clear vision for Denver Public Schools - become the best urban school district in the nation. Guided by this vision, the District has benefited from significant gains in student achievement, the implementation of ProComp - an innovative pay structure that rewards teachers for improving student achievement - and robust principal professional development including summer principal institutes that underscore principals' roles in leading the District's reform efforts. This work is guided by The Denver Plan, a living document that outlines the District's strategic vision and action plan of achievement. The foundation of this plan is to ensure that all students achieve academically.
The District is fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and is subject to periodic monitoring by the State to ensure continued compliance with accreditation standards. Accordingly, the District has a strong interest in showing how District moneys are spent in the pursuit of a quality education for all students in the District.
While the District has provided financial information on-line for years, consolidating materials on this Web page is an important step toward even greater financial transparency. As you access these links, know that the Denver Public Schools – with over 80,000 students – is the second largest school district in the state and is one of 178 school districts statewide. Denver Public Schools primarily serves the residents of the City and County of Denver; 54% of the District is Latino, 16% is African American, and 25% is Anglo. Seventy-one percent of the District's students qualify for the federal free lunch program. DPS is comprised of 76 Elementary, 16 K-8, 12 Middle, 18 High, 31 Charter and 8 Alternative schools. The District's special education and gifted and talented programs are among the most highly respected programs of their kind in Colorado and the District's adult education program at Emily Griffith Opportunity School is widely recognized across the country.
We invite you to become familiar with the District's operations and financial performance by clicking upon an area of interest.