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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Denver School of the Arts is a top rated, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 1,089 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
7111 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
Telephone
(720) 424-1700
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Denver School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
74 responses
Average ACT
29
125 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,258
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$292,700
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • All School Musical
    17%
  • Performances/Exhibitions
    16%
  • Pops Show
    15%
  • Theatre Shows
    15%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Dance Concerts
    12%
  • Band Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,089
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
59%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Denver School of the Arts Reviews

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This school is incredible for developing artists!The idea of having "majors" really gives you the full experience of the art world in a school system setting! It's also exciting to see the balance of their enriching STEM and arts classes. But I do think the arts need a little bit more: 1. Funding 2. Support 3. Time. In order to be where other arts schools are in the nation DSA needs to increase the time spent in their major. Also DSA has a problem with their diversity. I mean the school is 80% white. But other the its lack of funding and diversity, it's a really great school for the next generations!
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As a student at Denver School of the Arts, I have learned about many types of artistic expression and what it means to be apart of an artistic community. DSA has greatly impacted me by teaching me about leadership, communication, perseverance, and teamwork. The teachers as well as the information I acquired not only helped me realize my passion, but helped me reach my dreams.
DSA put me through rigorous training to prepare me to go out into the artistic industry.
Of course, DSA can be very stressful. Through 100+ hours of after school work to strenuous academic courses, this school is demanding. But, if you are truly passionate, it is worth it.
Still, there is room for advancement. I would like to see administration keep the important classes such as queer, women's, and african american literature. It is important for young minds to pursue knowledge that actually affects our society.
Overall, this institution fosters creativity and the brightest minds of the future.
I attended DSA from 9th grade on. It absolutely prepared me to enter the college world, and provided me with an incredible perspective on the arts, people, and the active choice to work hard in school (considering that DSA has certain academic standards required to stay there). I credit DSA with shaping me into a compassionate student and individual with an intense appreciation of the artistic endeavor. Most people had a horrible high school experience, but most DSA students love being there because they CHOOSE to be there and must continue to earn their place among elite artists and extraordinary programs.