Denver Discovery School

Public 6-8

 3480 Syracuse Street
       Denver, CO  80238-3475


(720) 424-4790

District: School District No. 1

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,436 Help


Students who attend Denver Discovery School usually attend:

High:    Northfield High School

Feeder schools for Denver Discovery School:

Elementary:    Inspire Elementary
    Isabella Bird Community School
    Park Hill School
    Smith Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  93

Racial breakdown:

African American:
50.5%
Hispanic:
33.3%
Two or more races:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.2% Help


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Compare Details Denver Discovery School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Denver Discovery School has the smallest middle school student body size in the School District No. 1. Racial makeup is: African American (50.5%), Hispanic (33.3%), two or more races (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denver Discovery School is 10.6, which is the 7th best among 31 middle schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Denver Discovery School is $23,436, which is the highest among 34 middle schools in the School District No. 1!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Denver Discovery School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 79th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Denver Discovery School

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Rank History for all students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 80.63 61st 424 85.6%
2018 72.58 85th 418 79.7%
2019 47.84 226th 458 50.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.31 165th 222 25.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.37 116th 315 63.2%
2019 37.37 217th 352 38.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.33 77th 121 36.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.43 49th 317 84.5%
2019 52.08 142nd 343 58.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.37 26th 33 21.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.07 102nd 165 38.2%
2019 40.62 123rd 220 44.1%
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Rank History for White students at Denver Discovery School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.12 15th 199 92.5%
2019 93.05 15th 283 94.7%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Denver Discovery School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 64 23 1 13 1 0 5 0 107
2016 151 49 3 40 0 1 9 0 253
2017 220 85 7 76 0 2 27 0 417
2018 205 110 10 93 0 2 29 0 449
2019 66 94 4 78 2 2 18 0 264
2020 22 95 1 71 1 0 9 0 199
2021 11 80 0 56 1 0 7 0 155
2022 6 50 0 41 1 1 14 0 113
2023 6 47 0 31 0 0 9 0 93

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 Discovery School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 107 8.0 13.3 29.9
2016 253 17.0 14.8 31.6
2017 417 26.0 16.0 32.9
2018 449 21.8 20.5 38.8
2019 264 16.2 16.2 60.6
2020 199 12.8 15.5 74.4
2021 155 12.2 12.6 81.3
2022 113 13.2 8.5 83.2
2023 93 8.7 10.6 88.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Denver Discovery School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 107 8.0 13.3 29.9
2016 253 17.0 14.8 31.6
2017 417 26.0 16.0 32.9
2018 449 21.8 20.5 38.8
2019 264 16.2 16.2 60.6
2020 199 12.8 15.5 74.4
2021 155 12.2 12.6 81.3
2022 113 13.2 8.5 83.2
2023 93 8.7 10.6 88.2

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 Discovery School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,864
2020 $15,416
2021 $20,013
2022 $23,436

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Denver Discovery School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Denver Discovery School)47.97.1
 40.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)45.137.9
 7.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.541.8
 4.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Denver Discovery School)45.34.3
 41%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.840.3
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students26493
 64.8%
African American9447
 50%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian40
 100%
Hispanic7831
 60.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White666
 90.9%
Two or More Races189
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.6%88.2%
 27.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Denver Discovery School

Students at Denver Discovery School are 51% African American, 33% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 6% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 93 students attended Denver Discovery School.

Students who attend Denver Discovery School usually go on to attend Northfield High School


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