Denver Language School

Public, Charter K-8

 451 Newport Street
       Denver, CO  80220-6019


(303) 557-0852

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
158th of 703 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,354 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0
Number of students:  869

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.1%
Hispanic:
26.0%
Two or more races:
13.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


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Compare Details Denver Language School ranks better than 77.5% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 15th among 42 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.74. (See more...)
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Compare Details Denver Language School ranks better than 88.3% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Denver Language School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.1%), Hispanic (26%), two or more races (13.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denver Language School is 17. 93 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Denver Language School is $8,354. 110 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Denver Language School:

SchoolDigger ranks Denver Language School 158th of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Denver Language School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Denver Language School 43rd of 366 Colorado public middle schools. (See Denver Language School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 28th of 83 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Denver Language School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 65.71 334th 954 65.0%
2014 67.17 306th 962 68.2%
2015 67.70 265th 938 71.7%
2016 61.08 313th 914 65.8%
2017 77.09 190th 929 79.5%
2018 80.58 164th 917 82.1%
2019 85.44 114th 965 88.2%
2021 79.74 158th 703 77.5%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Denver Language School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 83.17 46th 400 88.5%
2017 88.04 40th 424 90.6%
2019 86.47 47th 458 89.7%
2021 84.21 43rd 366 88.3%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Open Quote Please take a look at this charter schools waiver on file with DPS. The Denver Language School has very little accountability to their promise of language immersion. They have waived their responsibility to hire teachers and administrators that are qualified to Colorado public school standards. They have no obligation to support SPED or GT students in the immersion program. DLS’s charter allows them to operate without transparency or accountability to students, teachers, parents, and DPS. Review the board documents on the DLS website and you will begin to see that this school has broad and deep institutional disfunction. There is a huge problem with student attrition and staff turnover that is beyond the norm for an immersion program. The teachers are not appropriately qualified or supported and basic classroom management is not attainable. The pedagogical strategy and curriculum at DLS is overly reliant on worksheets and devices. The police and ambulances have come to this school because of teachers hitting children. Ask questions, ask follow up questions, and verify the information given to you from this school. It will become clear that DLS has been and continues to fail at delivering on its promises. Above all, if your child is struggling or telling you concerning things BELIEVE THEM!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Denver Language School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 128 21 31 50 0 0 12 0 242
2012 198 26 39 75 0 0 18 0 356
2013 270 29 42 86 1 2 25 0 455
2014 329 36 49 111 1 2 27 0 555
2015 334 32 39 114 0 2 32 0 553
2016 374 39 37 147 0 2 60 0 659
2017 371 41 38 179 0 2 84 0 715
2018 374 47 40 194 1 2 90 0 748
2019 402 47 56 207 1 3 107 0 823
2020 418 50 56 226 1 3 115 0 869

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Denver Language School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 242 11.6 20.7 14.9
2012 356 15.9 22.3 17.7
2013 455 24.2 18.7 17.8
2014 555 26.0 21.3 12.1
2015 553 25.0 22.1 14.8
2016 659 43.0 15.3 14.7
2017 715 42.0 17.0 18.9
2018 748 45.6 16.3 18.3
2019 823 48.2 17.0 16.5
2020 869 51.0 17.0 18.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Denver Language School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 242 11.6 20.7 14.9
2012 356 15.9 22.3 17.7
2013 455 24.2 18.7 17.8
2014 555 26.0 21.3 12.1
2015 553 25.0 22.1 14.8
2016 659 43.0 15.3 14.7
2017 715 42.0 17.0 18.9
2018 748 45.6 16.3 18.3
2019 823 48.2 17.0 16.5
2020 869 51.0 17.0 18.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Denver Language School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $50 (0.6%) $8,304 (99.4%) $8,354

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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