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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Denver Center for International Studies is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Denver, CO. It has 735 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
574 West 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone
(720) 423-9000
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Denver Center for International Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
75 responses
Average ACT
24
75 responses
AP Enrollment
56%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$63,659
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,023
National
$949
Median Home Value
$358,095
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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
Report
  • 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
735
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
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
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,355
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
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,110/ 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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DCIS is what you make it. If you are willing to put in work and ask for help when needed, you will thrive at this school. The students are all so friendly and funny and you can often make friends with people from a variety of grades. The small size of the school allows students to have great relationships with their teachers that you can't find at other schools. There is alot of support for everyone at this school. Past admin have ignored several problems with the very few bad teachers we have currently working there, but there is new admin looking to change things and the students have a very loud voice and know how to make an effective change. A lack of sports, pep rallys, bonfires, and other big average school events is disappointing. The school spirit can be lacking but it is increasing. I have loved my last 6 years (and counting) here. Enroll at DCIS and you will receive a unique experience that you can't find anywhere else.
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This school has really prepared me for college, having such a small school has been great for making strong connections and relationship with teachers and classmates. However, the whole experience would have been miles better if the school had sufficient funding, sometimes they can't even afford paper or soap for the bathrooms.
This was an international school, but their language department was terrible! My son took french, and he did not have a teacher for half a year because the previous one quit. The school was very disorganized and even letters from the principal had errors, misspellings and grammatical issues.