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D'evelyn Junior/Senior High School

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Posted August 19, 2014

Oh, I got your standard, the so called "Student growth rating" so a school with average 95-100 in 2012 will never get a 10/10 rating by greatschools.org because you can not improve from that score anymore, so you will always get 5/10 on that criteria. But a school with a 70 get to 72 will get a 10/10 on "Student growth rating". Anyone in their correct mind will think a school with an average score of 70 should be rated 10/10 but a school with average 95 should be rated 8/10? This is BEST standard someone came up with that I ever see in my entire life


Posted May 31, 2014

Unmatched academics! If you are lucky enough to get drawn in the lottery (7th grade, as other grades are almost always full) you are blessed enough to have gotten into the best program in the area. Their remedial rate is 2% (state average is almost 40%) and their ACT scores are the best in the state year after year (average 27). Do they teach to the test? NO, they just have a rigorous program and expectations are high. The teachers, administration, parents and kids are on the same page and that is really the key to success. It's not for everyone, as the academic standards are high and your child either needs to be motivated or positively influenced by his/her peers being motivated. The homework expectations are high, but manageable, especially since they give a 7th hour study period daily to keep up. As far as the growth rate, their scores are really high, so you aren't going to see as high of a TCAP growth when they already have kids either proficient or above proficient. Their scores are amazing, even though they never do test prep or change their curriculum to do well on the test, as most schools in the area do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

D'Evelyn is a fantastic school for our daughter. The staff are wonderful and truly care about the education of their students. Yes, they do expect a lot from students. Our daughter works hard in her work, but has also taken advantage of the many activities the school has to offer. We are also very pleased with the administration team as well this year. Mr. Edwards has done a lot to make D'Evelyn a more welcoming environment and a safer place for students. As our daughter ends her 10th grade year, we are looking forward to two more years and she is excited to have Mr. McKellips for Physics, we hear he is also an outstanding teacher. It is a lottery school and we still feel lucky to have gotten called.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Love this school. Teachers are very caring and involved with kids, solid administration, and outstand curriculum. Rich extracurricular activities across both sports and the arts are available, and it's not unusual to see the star athlete singing with the choir. Ample opportunity for parent involvement across a number of committees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

My daughter has attended D'Evelyn since 7th grade and is now a senior. Yes, the school has been tough, but I have found most of the teachers to be outstanding, kind and caring. Parents are very involved. Guidance office has been very helpful to my daughter. I am sure her grades would have been much better at another school, but she is learning so much here. I feel very fortunate to be a D'Evelyn parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

How sad that someone wouldn't even look at a school because of a handful of internet postings. If you are looking for a rigorous liberal arts and college prep program at a public school price, then D'Evelyn is it. Expectations are set high for everyone, but the school provides a great support network for kids who need extra help. Behavioral standards are set high too - yes, some bullying / teasing occurs at the middle school level. But show me a middle school anywhere in this country where that doesn't occur. In our case, it was dealt with satisfactorily. Overall the high behavioral standards and clear rule structure creates a safe and engaging learning environment. Work load is heavy, but who doesn't have to manage a heavy work load to get ahead in life. It's great preparation for college and life beyond. D'Evelyn is a great choice school, particularly for kids who are college bound and/or really motivated learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

Staff tolerates bullys. Twice in two weeks my son was harrasssed in P.E. class and the teachers response was dull. They thtow students under the bus to protect their awards. If your child is driven and has no life then send them here otherwise run & run fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

im going here next year 4 7th grade! cant wait! its gonna b really epic


Posted May 9, 2013

I need to meet the families of the other two reviews posted in February 2013. We are in the same boat as we definitely don't lean right. My child is getting a great education at this school, and has been very happy. He's embraced his teachers, and has learned to manage his homework well in 7th hour, so the long nights are only occasional. The curriculum is top notch. But there is a strong right wing, conservative culture, and its the only thing I don't like about the school. I find it a bit disturbing that there are bible study groups as electives - it would be less disturbing if non-Christian groups were also represented but the school is small so limited population to pull from. The small size is a huge bonus compared to all the other public school options in the area. I do agree that all the negatives do lend to some great dinner time conversation, and have actually led to considerable learning experiences. I hope to raise children who can look at all sides of an issue prior to making a decision, and regularly being exposed to alternative points of view goes a long way towards that end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

Of course this school is not for everyone, no school is. That is why we have choice schools in Colorado. I am not sure if it is the best school in the state, but it is definitely one of the best choices in Jefferson County. The school definitely leans right, and makes no bones about it. If you do not lean right, and we do not, then the school provides teaching moments and discussion points over dinner. To me this provides an opportunity to discuss why I believe what I believe, and why others might believe differently. I think it is good to have these type of discussions. Expectations for students are high, across the board. Both for academics and behavior. While the home work load may be high my child who does play sports, is involved in other outside activities seems to be able to handle it efficiently using 7th hour time and "found time" so that time at home dedicated to home work seems fairly reasonable. But I will agree that students need to be motivated, and driven
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

I believe this is the best high school in Colorado; I give it 4 stars because it is not for everyone and not perfect. It is for average and above average students who need high standards and a rigorous curriculum to reach their full potential. Students with high self-motivation or creative intelligence will be stifled. Below average students can get a superb education, but they will put in a lot more work for a lower GPA than at their neighborhood school. The whole family needs to value substantive knowledge over grades or you'll go nuts. And if you are not a Bible literalist and a redmeat conservative, you'll have to have a thick skin and an ability to ignore a lot of silliness. E.g. the teacher who tells every class that you can not be a Christian if you believe in evolution. Or the Geography Dept that bought used textbooks already out of date when purchased for ideological (not budgetary) reasons. (I know this because I inquired.) The teachers just handwrote "the former" in front of the references to The Soviet Union. They finally got new online textbooks, but the fact that they were allowed to purchase this outdated tome and use it 15 years was ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

My children attended D Evelyn. I thought D'Evelyn would provide a private school education at a public school price. I was wrong. My children are above average intelligence tough not academically gifted and they struggled to get C s at D Evelyn. Student growth is a better indicator of a schools ability to educate then is School ranking. Your student s GPA, class rank and Act scores will matter more to Colleges then D Evelyn s ranking. Expect 4-6hrs of homework nightly. This is the secrete to D Evelyn s success, along with the 25% + drop out rate. Extending the school day and eliminating lower performing students, raises school ranking. D Evelyn does not help struggling students. We found it necessary to hire tutors, then later, to transfer our children to other schools. Childhood is about laughter, living and growing as a person, not just scholastic prestige. Expect tears, struggle and strife at D Evelyn if your child is not gifted, highly disciplined and self motivated. As D Evelyn says it is not for everyone. The school provides a good conservative moral environment. The families are great. Many of the teachers are remarkable though some are ineffective and uncaring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I am really interested this school. But I dont know how to get my children in this school


Posted January 20, 2012

Please ignore the elitist and condescending prior review. Pick your school based upon honest and authentic feedback. You can still be somebody and work at Walmart and a $40,000 per year Ivy League college education won't make you better than anyone else. If that's the typical parent mentality at D'Evelyn, I'd be wary of a school perpetuating that.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 14, 2011

ok this is the problem too many low scoring kids going to this school! If you just barely passed your csap scores in middle school then yes you will have a very hard time at this school! People that want to go to UNC or another average college might want to pick another high school, you can find many friends at Alameda! This school is for the dedicated kids that want to get scholarships to ivy league school! Too many parents are wanting their children to have fun in high school and find a bunch f friends that you will end up leaving anyways when you go to college! Get you kids involved in school and expect high scores from them to prepare them for the real world and not working at WAL-MART. Of course the students and staff pick fav's they do not want to be around stupid people, who does? Pick this school if you are looking to get scouted from a top college and be somebody!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

I have to agree with someone who rated on here. The staff here t=do tend to pick favorites. Mostly the "cool" kids like the jocks and cheerleaders. Also the dress code isn't very appropriate, with lots of older girls wearing miniskirts and high heels. However good education and prepares well for college.


Posted November 18, 2011

I'm afraid I must agree with the young person who posted a negative review--my youngest graduated from D'Evelyn where she learned wonderful study skills but was so burned out that she only went one semester to college. Fast forward years later and two granddaughters attended D'Evelyn. One was so badly bullied with no response from the administration that she left. The other granddaughter diligently did well over 3 hours of homework every night and then was put down by teachers who informed her that she really should look for a different school! I would love to see D'Evlyn return to it's earlier years of caring about their students as young people instead of just their scores!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

D'Evelyn is not as good as everyone makes it to be. I have been at develyn since 7th grade and am currently a junior. I struggle with depression, and anxiety. At D'Evelyn they only want test scores. I don't feel like I belong even though I have a ton of friends. If I get a bad test score I am immediately put down by the teachers and the students. Everyone thinks D'Evelyn is great when really we have no social lives and the nerds at D'Evelyn say they like it because they already know everything in the books. The kids who didn't go to Dennison Elementary are the ones that have the biggest trouble. Like me. DON'T GO TO D'EVELYN


Posted April 5, 2011

My student graduated from D'Evelyn several years ago. Yes, it was hard work. Yes, there was a lot of homework. Most of the teachers are wonderful, a few not so much. And every school has politics. But the result is a well rounded, VERY well educated student. ID'Evelyn is not for everyone. If your student is not willing to put in the effort, don't go to D'Evelyn. They expect a lot from their students. And they (students, parents, administrators) don't tolerate bad behavior, so the teachers don't have to put teaching aside to babysit. If I ask my student now, was it worth it, I would hear, absolutely yes! She has a great work ethic. She has been tutoring students older than she is all through college. She can write intelligently, problem solve, and is not afraid to challenge a professor, who lacks in teaching skills, in a diplomatic manner. You can go to another school, work less and get good grades. And in the end, the colleges probably don't care what high school you went to and how hard you worked. But it does make a difference to the student. By the way, Jefferson County-great school, less expensive to operate-why aren't there more schools like D'Evelyn?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

I was a 13 year parent at D'Evelyn, with 4 kids in attendance. 2 graduated from there and 2 from Wheatridge. 3 had learning disabilities. All were very glad they attended D'Evelyn. The one who is 25 regrets not buckeling down more to have graduated from there. The 23 got her start in ethics and politics there. The 20 is on dean"s list and the 18 had crummy grades but great ACT's, no 4th year of math and admitted to 4 year state school. At D'Evelyn she felt like the dumb one. In the real world she feels very smart. All have worked and had scholarships to help pay for College. IT IS WORTH IT! No inflated grades. 2 hours of homework every night. 30 math problems every day. The diversity club died from lack of interest. If you want one, find a sponsoring teacher and have one again. Don't whine. Is it a perfect school? No. Is it the best school. Yes. Sometimes teachers or administrators are new. Help them to get up to speed. It is your school, parent driven, not district driven. You have much more power. Read the document on the web site. Go to the accountability meetings and be a candidate for the steering committee. Your influence does make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Writing

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Science

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Writing

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Male85%
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Proficient in English92%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female82%
Male92%
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Reading

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Writing

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Proficient in English91%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Writing

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Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

26

Graduation rate

100%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 56%
Hispanic 9% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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10359 West Nassau Ave
Denver, CO 80235
Phone: (303) 982-2600

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