Dsst: Byers Middle School

  • Dsst: Byers Middle School serves 469 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dsst: Byers Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

Dsst: Byers Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Dsst: Byers Middle School's student population of 469 students has grown by 55% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students469 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dsst: Byers Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 7:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dsst: Byers Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#38 out of 1718 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
34%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
51%
53%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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