Denver Public Schools, Colorado

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Colorado school is a school district in Colorado.

About the district

Denver Public Schools is located in Denver County, CO
Denver Public Schools serves students in Denver, the county seat of Denver County, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Denver is home to 600,158 residents.[1]


Denver outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement while lagging behind state rates for median income and poverty in 2010. The average household income in Denver was $47,499 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Denver was 18.8% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 41.3% of Denver residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado.[1]


Denver Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[3]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $488,225,944 65.6% $175,237,735 23.5% $20,984,840 2.8% $58,029,112 7.8% $1,646,540 0.2% $744,124,171
Averages: $488,225,944 66% $175,237,735 24% $20,984,840 3% $58,029,112 8% $1,646,540 0% $744,124,171

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See also: Evaluation of Colorado school district websites

This website was most recently evaluated on 12 Feb 2012.

The good

  • The school district explains how tax revenues are allocated, and at what rate citizens are taxed. [4]
  • Budgets are available from 2009. Audits are available on the same page. [5]
  • School Board meetings are accessible on the school's website. [6]
  • Names and contact information are available for all school board members except the president. [7]
  • Superintendent name and contact information are posted. [8]
  • Information on how to make CORA requests is available. [9]
  • Reports for national [10] and state wide [11]progress reports are

made available online.

  • Forms used in background checks appear online. [12]

The bad

  • Contracts and bids over $10,000 are not listed. However, information on how to obtain a contract with the district is prevalent. [13]

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