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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Denver Center for International Studies is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Denver, CO. It has 723 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Denver Center for International Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
87 responses
Average ACT
24
76 responses
AP Enrollment
56%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$73,730
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,233
National
$949
Median Home Value
$388,492
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
  • Passage Presentations
    23%
  • All school meetings, post test celebrations
    20%
  • School Theater Productions
    13%
  • Senior and Junior Meeting Section Switches
    10%
  • Senior Pranks
    10%
  • Small Art Shows
    10%
  • Field Day
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
723
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,273/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I was part of DCIS when it was brand new after moving from West High School. I loved it because I always had a lot of freedom and a lot of fun. However, there were many missed opportunities for learning. Overall, I graduated with two degrees, a plethora of knowledge, and have a happy & successful life! Thanks, DCIS! It was truly the teachers that made a real impact in my life.
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DCIS is an excellent institution for preparing for college and the world. Teachers are friendly and effective, and many opportunities are available through AP courses, class trips, and possible funding for international travel. As a middle/high school with no sports teams, it is by no means a traditional high school experience, and could actually be considered better than the standard, as it is a very inclusive community. The emphasis on social studies and foreign language gives students an edge that few, if any, other high schools in Colorado offer.
The teachers at this school when I first came in were of high calibre. Having been ported over from the local "net" high school as a conglomerate for the founding of DCIS, the teachers truly cared for their professions and in my first years at DCIS, this was very evident. Language classes were the forte of this school, providing high intensity yet easy to understand the content that was both rigorous and enjoyable, fostering a great sense of belonging in the school that focused on cultivating global citizens. In my last 2 years at the school, the administration severely changed for the worse. Among the first things in the budget cuts were travel stipends and language department funds, completely undermining the purpose of the school in an attempt to make it more in line with other schools in the district that did not have this global preparedness mindset. This resulted in many faculty members being fired, leaving behind only remnants of a once great school.