Denver Senior High School

Summary:

Denver Senior High School is a public high school serving 262 students in grades 9-12 in Denver, Iowa, a community that is part of the highly-ranked Janesville Consolidated School District.

Denver Senior High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Iowa, placing 2nd out of 336 high schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students demonstrate high proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, significantly outperforming state averages. However, the school has a predominantly white student population (95.8%), which is much less diverse than nearby schools like West High School and East High School. Additionally, Denver Senior High School has a relatively low percentage of students (11.83%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, compared to schools like Expo Alternative Learning Center (84.73%) and East High School (73.19%), suggesting it serves a more affluent student population.

Despite these demographic differences, Denver Senior High School's academic excellence is undeniable, with a low student-teacher ratio of 14.2 that may contribute to its students' success. The school's consistent ranking as one of the top high schools in Iowa is a testament to the quality of education it provides, though the lack of racial diversity and potential socioeconomic differences compared to nearby schools are areas that warrant further exploration and consideration for parents evaluating educational options for their children.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 800 Longview Drive
       Denver, IA  50622


(319) 984-5639

District: Denver Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 336 Iowa High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,874 Help


Feeder schools for Denver Senior High School:

Elementary:    Denver Elementary School - Lincoln Street Building
Middle:    Denver Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  262

Racial breakdown:

White:
95.8%
Hispanic:
2.3%
Two or more races:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Denver Senior High School ranks better than 99.4% of high schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (95.8%), Hispanic (2.3%), two or more races (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denver Senior High School is 14.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Denver Senior High School is $14,874.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Denver Senior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Denver Senior High School 2nd of 336 Iowa public high schools. (See Denver Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Denver Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Denver Community School District 1st of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Denver Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 77.76 49th 351 86.0%
2013 82.75 13th 351 96.3%
2014 85.29 19th 322 94.1%
2016 92.73 4th 320 98.8%
2017 92.57 2nd 325 99.4%
2018 93.40 2nd 320 99.4%
2019 94.48 2nd 327 99.4%
2021 93.30 2nd 327 99.4%
2022 95.71 3rd 332 99.1%
2023 94.83 2nd 336 99.4%
See the entire list of Iowa High School Rankings!

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

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Denver Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 256 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 259
1989 237 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1990 240 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1991 237 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 242
1992 235 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 241
1993 222 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 226
1994 248 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 252
1995 264 0 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1996 264 0 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1997 273 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 275
1998 288 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1999 296 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2000 278 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 279
2001 268 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 273
2002 213 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 215
2003 213 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 215
2004 215 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 217
2005 206 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 208
2006 221 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2007 245 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 248
2008 244 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 247
2009 265 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 267
2010 248 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 253
2011 241 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 246
2012 230 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 235
2013 211 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 218
2014 201 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 208
2015 206 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 214
2016 213 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 219
2017 212 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 215
2018 217 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 219
2019 229 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 233
2020 240 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 245
2021 243 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 253
2022 246 2 0 6 0 0 3 0 257
2023 251 1 1 6 0 0 3 0 262

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 Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 259 17.0 15.2 12
1989 239 1.7 140.5 5.4
1990 244 17.0 14.3 7.4
1991 242 18.8 12.8 8.3
1992 241 18.0 13.3 8.3
1993 226 15.6 14.5 8
1994 252 17.0 14.8 7.9
1995 267 19.4 13.8 7.1
1996 267 19.4 13.8 7.1
1997 275 20.4 13.5 5.5
1998 291 20.4 14.3 6.9
1999 297 18.8 15.8 10.1
2000 279 18.7 14.9 8.2
2001 273 18.3 14.9 4.8
2002 215 16.0 13.4 7
2003 215 16.0 13.4 7
2004 217 15.0 14.5 9.7
2005 208 17.2 12.1 8.2
2006 222 16.3 13.6 12.6
2007 248 16.3 15.2 10.9
2008 247 14.7 16.8 12.6
2009 267 16.9 15.8 14.2
2010 253 12.4 20.4 12.3
2011 246 14.8 16.5 10.6
2012 235 15.1 15.4 9.8
2013 218 17.6 12.3 10.6
2014 208 18.1 11.4 11.1
2015 214 17.0 12.5 10.7
2016 219 16.0 13.6 11.4
2017 215 16.4 13.0 11.2
2018 219 17.1 12.7 9.6
2019 233 16.0 14.5 10.7
2020 245 15.7 15.5 13.1
2021 253 17.0 14.8 14.2
2022 257 18.2 14.0 11.7
2023 262 18.4 14.2 11.8

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 Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 259 17.0 15.2 12
1989 239 1.7 140.5 5.4
1990 244 17.0 14.3 7.4
1991 242 18.8 12.8 8.3
1992 241 18.0 13.3 8.3
1993 226 15.6 14.5 8
1994 252 17.0 14.8 7.9
1995 267 19.4 13.8 7.1
1996 267 19.4 13.8 7.1
1997 275 20.4 13.5 5.5
1998 291 20.4 14.3 6.9
1999 297 18.8 15.8 10.1
2000 279 18.7 14.9 8.2
2001 273 18.3 14.9 4.8
2002 215 16.0 13.4 7
2003 215 16.0 13.4 7
2004 217 15.0 14.5 9.7
2005 208 17.2 12.1 8.2
2006 222 16.3 13.6 12.6
2007 248 16.3 15.2 10.9
2008 247 14.7 16.8 12.6
2009 267 16.9 15.8 14.2
2010 253 12.4 20.4 12.3
2011 246 14.8 16.5 10.6
2012 235 15.1 15.4 9.8
2013 218 17.6 12.3 10.6
2014 208 18.1 11.4 11.1
2015 214 17.0 12.5 10.7
2016 219 16.0 13.6 11.4
2017 215 16.4 13.0 11.2
2018 219 17.1 12.7 9.6
2019 233 16.0 14.5 10.7
2020 245 15.7 15.5 13.1
2021 253 17.0 14.8 14.2
2022 257 18.2 14.0 11.7
2023 262 18.4 14.2 11.8

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 Denver Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $81 (0.5%) $14,794 (99.5%) $14,874

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Denver Senior High 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2nd of 327 High schoolsRanks 2nd of 336 High schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Denver Senior High School)98.498.5
 0.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Denver Community School District)98.498.5
 0.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)74.372.9
 1.4%
10th Grade Mathematics (Denver Senior High School)95.192.5
 2.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Denver Community School District)95.192.5
 2.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)67.167
 0.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Denver Senior High School)90.490.2
 0.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Denver Community School District)90.490.2
 0.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)71.468.7
 2.7%
11th Grade Mathematics (Denver Senior High School)86.588.5
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Denver Community School District)86.588.5
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)66.967.3
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students233262
 12.4%
African American21
 50%
American Indian00
Asian01
Hispanic16
 500%
Pacific Islander00
White229251
 9.6%
Two or More Races13
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.7%11.8%
 1.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Denver Senior High School

Students at Denver Senior High School are 96% White, 2% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 262 students attended Denver Senior High School.

Yes! Denver Senior High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 336 Iowa high schools.

Denver Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Denver Elementary School - Lincoln Street Building
Middle : Denver Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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