DSST: Cedar High School

Summary:

DSST: Byers High School is a public charter high school serving 558 students in grades 9-12 in Denver, Colorado, which is part of the School District No. 1. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Colorado, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and outperforming nearby schools in the district on key metrics.

DSST: Byers High School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with 58.4% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in CMAS/Science, compared to just 19.1% for the district and 24.6% for the state. The school also excels in supporting specific student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 36 Colorado high schools for African American students and 1st out of 60 for special education students. This focus on equity and inclusion is further reflected in the school's diverse student population, which has a higher percentage of African American and Hispanic students than the district average.

Other factors that may contribute to DSST: Byers High School's success include its low student-teacher ratio of 14.3 and its consistent academic excellence over the past three school years. While the school performs exceptionally well overall, there may be an opportunity to further support the needs of gifted and talented students, as the school ranks lower in this area compared to its other achievements. Overall, DSST: Byers High School is a standout public charter school within the Denver School District, offering a high-quality education with a focus on equity and inclusion.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 150 South Pearl Street
       Denver, CO  80209-2016


(303) 524-6350

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
52nd of 351 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,974 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  558

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.6%
Hispanic:
33.3%
African American:
20.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details DSST: Cedar High School ranks better than 85.2% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks 2nd among 38 ranked high schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at DSST: Cedar High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.6%), Hispanic (33.3%), African American (20.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at DSST: Cedar High School is 14.3. 28 high schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare DSST: Cedar High School employs 38.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at DSST: Cedar High School is $13,974. 48 high schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

DSST: Cedar High School:

SchoolDigger ranks DSST: Cedar High School 52nd of 351 Colorado public high schools. (See DSST: Cedar High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 DSST: Cedar High School

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Rank History for all students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 75.22 48th 210 77.1%
2022 77.16 45th 221 79.6%
2023 82.95 52nd 349 85.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 82.77 7th 44 84.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.25 1st 60 98.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.99 12th 188 93.6%
2022 88.47 16th 203 92.1%
2023 92.63 10th 200 95.0%
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Rank History for Female students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.12 53rd 239 77.8%
2022 78.76 55th 257 78.6%
2023 78.02 52nd 254 79.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 53.98 61st 118 48.3%
2023 44.27 88th 135 34.8%
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Rank History for Male students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.81 35th 240 85.4%
2022 86.28 31st 253 87.7%
2023 83.03 42nd 252 83.3%
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Rank History for African American students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.13 1st 29 96.6%
2022 98.64 1st 34 97.1%
2023 94.82 1st 36 97.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.62 32nd 181 82.3%
2022 83.54 27th 205 86.8%
2023 76.81 39th 198 80.3%
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Rank History for White students at DSST: Cedar High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.03 12th 225 94.7%
2022 90.80 12th 228 94.7%
2023 87.61 18th 234 92.3%
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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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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Enrollment information for DSST: Cedar High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 71 14 5 35 1 0 7 0 133
2018 129 31 12 81 1 0 18 0 272
2019 174 52 20 129 1 0 23 0 399
2020 234 72 21 166 2 0 34 0 529
2021 235 91 20 186 2 1 34 0 569
2022 226 93 20 185 1 0 32 0 557
2023 210 112 17 186 1 0 32 0 558

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 DSST: Cedar High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 133 9.1 14.5 37.6
2018 272 19.4 13.9 44.5
2019 399 25.4 15.6 47.9
2020 529 38.5 13.7 45
2021 569 36.9 15.4 42.9
2022 557 36.1 15.3 42.2
2023 558 38.8 14.3 47

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 DSST: Cedar High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 133 9.1 14.5 37.6
2018 272 19.4 13.9 44.5
2019 399 25.4 15.6 47.9
2020 529 38.5 13.7 45
2021 569 36.9 15.4 42.9
2022 557 36.1 15.3 42.2
2023 558 38.8 14.3 47

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for DSST: Cedar High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,338
2020 $13,203
2021 $10,080
2022 $14,923
2023 $13,974

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

Impact of COVID-19 on DSST: Cedar High School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students399558
 39.8%
African American52112
 115.4%
American Indian11
Asian2017
 15%
Hispanic129186
 44.2%
Pacific Islander00
White174210
 20.7%
Two or More Races2332
 39.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.9%47%
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Frequently Asked Questions about DSST: Cedar High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 558 students attended DSST: Cedar High School.

DSST: Cedar High School ranks 52nd of 351 Colorado high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at DSST: Cedar High School are 38% White, 33% Hispanic, 20% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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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.

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