Dsst: Stapleton High School
Dsst: Stapleton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
- Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)
- Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
- 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 Type||Charter School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||576 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||39 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- 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.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CO)|
|Overall School Rank (16-17)||#140 out of 1718 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)||60-64%|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)||60-64%|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||17:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||School District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Denver Dsst: Stapleton Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
2000 Valentia Street
Denver, CO 80238
(303)320-5570 0.0 6-8 477
- Denver William (bill) Roberts K-8 School Grades: PK-8 | 909 students
2100 Akron Way
Denver, CO 80238
(720)424-2640 0.3 PK-8 909
- Denver Ashley Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 389 students
1914 Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80220
(720)424-9748 0.4 PK-5 389
- Denver Westerly Creek Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 704 students
8800 East 28th Avenue
Denver, CO 80238
(720)424-3160 0.7 PK-5 704
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Current Student
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - juanj
The school voucher debate continues to broil throughout the country, with one Colorado school district the grounds for intense controversy. Learn about the voucher program controversy in Douglas County and how it will impact students.
Schools all over the country have closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, forcing educators and parents to switch to online learning strategies. Read on to learn where to start with homeschooling and for helpful resources for learning at home.
As schools around the country close for two weeks or more, parents find themselves asking some tough questions. Read on to learn about the current and future impact of COVID-19 on students in public schools.