An Overview of racial Segregation in

Denver Public Schools
how has racial segregation in Denver public schools
changed over time?
Percent of Students in Concentrated Nonwhite Schools (90-100% Nonwhite)
75

70%

60
45

52%

Busing ends after
court ruling in 1995

30
11%

15
0
1990

1993

1996

Black

1999

2002

Latino

2008

2014

White

Percent of Students in Majority White Schools (>50% White)
49%

50

Busing ends after
court ruling in 1995
38

25

22%

13

8%
5%

0
1990

1993

Black

1996

Latino

1999

White

2002

2008

Percent White in DPS

2014

What do Denver schools look like today?
Concentrated Nonwhite
Schools (90-100%
Nonwhite students)

Majority White Schools
(>50% White student
population)

Less Segregated Schools
(between 50-90% Nonwhite
student population)

Number of
schools

104 schools
(55% of all DPS schools)

31 schools
(16% of all DPS schools)

53 schools
(28% of all DPS schools)

Location

SE: 1 school
SW: 31 schools
NNE: 2 schools
FNE: 38 schools
NW: 32 schools

SE: 11 schools
SW: 0 schools
NNE: 8 schools
FNE: 9 schools
NW: 3 schools

SE: 13 schools
SW: 8 schools
NNE:10 schools
FNE: 12 schools
NW: 10 schools

Performance

36% of these schools are
Green or Blue on the district
SPF (compared to 48% of all
district schools)

94% of these schools are
67% of these schools are
Green or Blue. The other 6% Green or Blue
are new and do not have
SPF ratings.

Racial Composition in Denver Public Schools
100

Which Schools are the
most integrated?

75

Schools with 50-75% nonwhite
student population (29 of 188 Schools)

50

Academia Ana Marie
Sandoval

Girls Athletic
Leadership School

Centennial ECE-8

Grant Ranch ECE-8

East High School

Hamilton Middle

Denison Montessori

Highline Academy

25

0
1967 1972 1976 1980 1986 1990 1994 1996 2000 2003 2014
Black

Latino

White

Other Nonwhite

DO Denver Children Attend
Denver public schools?
DPS Student
Population

Denver
(School Age Children)

Black

14%

12%

Latino

57%

53%

White

22%

27%

DCIS

Hill Campus of Arts
Denver Green School
and Sciences

Denver Online High
Kaiser Elementary

School

McKinley-Thatcher
Denver Public
Elementary

Montessori

Merrill Middle

Dora Moore ECE-8

Montclair Elementary

DSST: Stapleton High
Morey Middle School

School

DSST: Stapleton
Middle School

Ellis Elementary

George Washington
High School

Gilpin Montessori

Palmer Elementary

Skinner Middle

South High School

Thomas Jefferson
High School

Valdez Elementary