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Denver Public Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 4 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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900 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
Denver County
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PH: (720) 423-3200
FAX: (720) 423-3413

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 78,339 students
  • 158 schools

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 TCAP Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 61% (2013)
 59% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 40% (2013)
 42% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

Math
 59% (2013)
 54% (2012)
The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 52% (2013)
 49% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

Writing
 42% (2013)
 36% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

Math
 58% (2013)
 56% (2012)
The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 55% (2013)
 52% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

Science
 31% (2013)
 29% (2012)
The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

Writing
 45% (2013)
 45% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

Math
 52% (2013)
 50% (2012)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 57% (2013)
 55% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 48% (2013)
 45% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

Math
 52% (2013)
 50% (2012)
The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 52% (2013)
 50% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

Writing
 49% (2013)
 48% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

Math
 46% (2013)
 40% (2012)
The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 47% (2013)
 47% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

Science
 34% (2013)
 33% (2012)
The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

Writing
 42% (2013)
 42% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

Math
 39% (2013)
 37% (2012)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Reading
 51% (2013)
 50% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

Writing
 38% (2013)
 34% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

Math
 25% (2013)
 25% (2012)
The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Reading
 57% (2013)
 52% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

Science
 37% (2013)
 32% (2012)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

Writing
 36% (2013)
 34% (2012)
The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

Math
 25% (2013)
 21% (2012)
The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10.
  • The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Colorado: An Overview

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 TCAP Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black55%
Asian65%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaskan Native58%
White87%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English69%
Immigrant44%
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

WritingThis District
All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black30%
Asian49%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial51%
American Indian or Alaskan Native22%
White71%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrant31%
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black48%
Asian69%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaskan Native38%
White86%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrant57%
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black42%
Asian63%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial72%
American Indian or Alaskan Native51%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander63%
White85%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrant26%
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

WritingThis District
All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black32%
Asian54%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial58%
American Indian or Alaskan Native33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander56%
White74%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrant20%
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

MathThis District
All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black45%
Asian70%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Native56%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander69%
White88%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrant39%
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students55%
Female60%
Male51%
Black45%
Asian63%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial72%
American Indian or Alaskan Native61%
White87%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrant31%
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

ScienceThis District
All Students31%
Female31%
Male32%
Black17%
Asian44%
Hispanic19%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Native29%
White73%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrant21%
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

WritingThis District
All Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
Black34%
Asian60%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial59%
American Indian or Alaskan Native45%
White79%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible51%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrant29%
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Black36%
Asian68%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial66%
American Indian or Alaskan Native50%
White83%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrant40%
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
Black51%
Asian64%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Native38%
White88%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English67%
Immigrant33%
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

WritingThis District
All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
Black39%
Asian64%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Native18%
White80%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrant29%
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Black36%
Asian71%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial66%
American Indian or Alaskan Native27%
White81%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)34%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrant42%
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
Black41%
Asian60%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial68%
American Indian or Alaskan Native43%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander50%
White84%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English62%
Immigrant20%
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

WritingThis District
All Students49%
Female57%
Male42%
Black40%
Asian61%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Native34%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander45%
White83%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrant23%
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

MathThis District
All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black28%
Asian65%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Native30%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander33%
White76%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrant31%
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Black38%
Asian61%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaskan Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible51%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrant18%
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

ScienceThis District
All Students34%
Female36%
Male33%
Black24%
Asian53%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaskan Native29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrant12%
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

WritingThis District
All Students42%
Female49%
Male35%
Black32%
Asian55%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial66%
American Indian or Alaskan Native35%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible49%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrant19%
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

MathThis District
All Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
Black25%
Asian61%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial59%
American Indian or Alaskan Native38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrant21%
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 9
ReadingThis District
All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
Black40%
Asian56%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial68%
American Indian or Alaskan Native47%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrant16%
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

WritingThis District
All Students38%
Female46%
Male30%
Black27%
Asian45%
Hispanic28%
Multiracial53%
American Indian or Alaskan Native35%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English46%
Immigrant11%
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

MathThis District
All Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
Black14%
Asian43%
Hispanic17%
Multiracial37%
American Indian or Alaskan Native22%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrant15%
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
Black49%
Asian57%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaskan Native37%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible66%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrant20%
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

ScienceThis District
All Students37%
Female36%
Male37%
Black26%
Asian46%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaskan Native21%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrant14%
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

WritingThis District
All Students36%
Female42%
Male30%
Black28%
Asian41%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaskan Native21%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrant13%
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

MathThis District
All Students25%
Female23%
Male27%
Black15%
Asian45%
Hispanic16%
Multiracial41%
American Indian or Alaskan Native13%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English30%
Immigrant15%
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%
Source: CO Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10.
  • The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Colorado: An Overview

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 Students

 
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