Dsst: Stapleton High School

  • Dsst: Stapleton High School serves 576 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dsst: Stapleton High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) 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 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

Dsst: Stapleton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Dsst: Stapleton High School's student population of 576 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dsst: Stapleton High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dsst: Stapleton High School is 0.73, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#140 out of 1718 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
34%
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Black
25%
5%
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White
28%
53%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dsst: Stapleton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.730.60
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Graduation Rate85-89%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I decided to write this in response to the last review written. The school no longer requires a strict dress code, and has never required three hours of homework a night. This school has multiple state-recognized clubs, many sports programs given its size (it will also allow you to play sports for the nearby East High School if you want a sport not offered), and is open to community feedback. The school has had 100% college acceptance since its founding in 2004. The class size reduction is due to students leaving because they didn't like the school; however, the school is unbelievably dedicated to working with students through any issues they may be facing, and teachers are more than willing to work with students if they need any help. The school does require around 2 weeks of summer school (half days) only for entering 9th graders who did not come from the middle school. Homework is reasonable, and as previously mentioned, will work with students if they need help. Finally, the senior project is a creative project that students come up with on their on with the goal of the student learning productively about an interest of theirs. The senior project requires 50 hours of work (estimated) over a two trimester period, which equates to about 4-5 months, meaning around 10 hours a month of work.
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This school is extremely taxing on the student. The math and science classes are some of the most rigorous. However, this school does not allow students to balance these rigors with a 'normal' daily life. This school requires the students to: follow a strict dress code, go to summer classes the year before admittance, participate in a summer program, have at least three hours of homework a night, and complete a 'senior project' their final year. Not only does this school force the students to give up much of their time on and off campus but it restricts their creativity by allowing only one year of art and offering a very limited sports program. It should be noted that the first class to graduate did in fact get a 100% acceptance rate into college, however, that class was reduced from over 120 and twenty to a mere 76.
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