Best Public Schools in Zip Code 80209


The 80209 zip code area of Denver, Colorado is home to a diverse set of 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, which collectively serve students from a range of backgrounds. Among these institutions, Steele Elementary School and the DSST: Byers High School and DSST: Byers Middle School charter schools stand out as exceptional performers, consistently ranking among the top schools in Colorado and outpacing district and state averages on standardized tests.

Steele Elementary, a public school, earns a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and boasts impressive test scores, with 77.9% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 72.5% in Math. The DSST charter schools also excel, with the high school ranking among the top 52 in the state and the middle school among the top 74. These charter schools demonstrate strong academic performance, with 77% of 11th-graders at DSST: Byers High School proficient or better in SAT Reading and Writing, and 54% in SAT Math.

The schools in the 80209 zip code serve a diverse student population, with a mix of racial and ethnic backgrounds represented. While the free/reduced lunch rates vary significantly, from 10.26% at Steele Elementary to 50.96% at DSST: Byers Middle School, the overall student-teacher ratios are favorable, with all schools falling below the national average of 16:1. This diversity and the strong academic performance of the standout schools suggest that the 80209 zip code offers a range of quality educational options for families in the area, served by School District No. 1.

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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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