Denver Language School

451 Newport Street
Denver, CO 80220
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Denver Language School serves 885 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Denver Language School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Denver Language School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Denver Language School's student population of 885 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
885 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Denver Language School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Denver Language School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#228 out of 1734 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
35%
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Black
6%
4%
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White
46%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
15%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Denver Language School's ranking?
Denver Language School is ranked #228 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Denver Language School?
885 students attend Denver Language School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Denver Language School students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Denver Language School?
Denver Language School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Denver Language School offer ?
Denver Language School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Denver Language School part of?

School Reviews

4   4/7/2017
DLS has been a fantastic school for my children. They've flourished and acquired language skills in their target language without sacrificing English literacy. While they have a middle school program, a majority of families do leave for other schools after fifth grade. I believe that this is due to several factors including not having a large enough facility to house K-8 comfortably. They are well aware that this is an issue for parents and are actively seeking a permanent solution. Unfortunately, this might be a long game. Also, since most families leave, class sizes in the middle school are tiny, which limits social opportunities. Another issue is not having a robust enough middle school program. Parents want STEAM and they want their kids to be challenged in those disciplines. Families are in the unfortunate position of having to choose between a more academically diverse education and language immersion. Middle schools in the area can only offer a world language class twice a week at best, which means that many DLS students will be losing the language skills that they worked so hard to acquire. We haven't decided what we will do when we reach the middle school years just yet, but it's heavy on our minds.
- Posted by Parent - Mum

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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