A+
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
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Denver School of the Arts is an elite, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 1,086 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% 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
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
49 responses
Average ACT
28
113 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • All School Musical
    16%
  • Theatre Shows
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Dance Concerts
    13%
  • Performances/Exhibitions
    13%
  • Pops Show
    13%
  • Film Festivals
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,086
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,061/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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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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I'm in 7th grade at denver school of the arts, and I absolutely love it! The creative writing teachers are so kind, and the overall vibe of the school is indescribable. Everyone is so accepting at this school of all cultures. Although, I do admit that we could use a bit more diversity, as 70% of the school is white. Overall, I love it there!
Denver School of the Arts (DSA) is an audition-based, public, arts magnet middle/high school (grades 6-12) within Denver Public Schools. In addition to a rigorous academic program, students engage in intensive studies in one of 11 Arts Majors - Theatre, Dance, Stagecraft & Design, Vocal Music, Band, Orchestra, Piano, Guitar, Creative Writing, Video Cinema Arts and Visual Arts. DSA is committed to fostering a lifelong love of the arts in a culturally diverse, academically challenging environment.