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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
DSST: Stapleton High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Denver, CO. It has 582 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

DSST: Stapleton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1240
174 responses
Average ACT
27
103 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$134,687
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,840
National
$949
Median Home Value
$543,212
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • College celebrations
    19%
  • Girl and Boys' Basketball Games
    18%
  • School pep rally's and games
    16%
  • Advisory competitions
    15%
  • PROM
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
582
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,273/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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DSST: Stapleton High School may seem very regimented at first, but is actually a system that adequately prepares and transitions their students from high school to college. The teachers at this high school, in my experience, are very understanding and willing to help push their students. Along with making sure that they are okay or ever need any help that goes beyond the classroom. While DSST: Stapleton High School does not excel in every aspect, in fact, while they sometimes severely lack in some aspects, they do their best to take in constructive criticism and feedback in order to make everyone of their students and teachers happy.
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DSST's name change from DSST: Stapleton to DSST Montview was revolutionary within itself. We actively joined the social justice conversations within our neighborhood, which is especially important in today's political climate. The teachers are extremely dedicated to their jobs and the students. Even without a code, they are directly involved in every grade slip or bad day. The teachers sacrifice a lot in order to create a safe, caring environment for the students. It all starts with one tutoring session or coffee cup at a time. They push students to go beyond the textbooks and into the world around us. The school is extremely diverse, actively pushing for acceptance and solidarity amongst the student body since 6th grade. Our test scores and maturity levels are awing, especially when you account for our low outside finding and diversity rates on all spectrums. They push students to transcend their limits, but reassure us that mental health comes first.
DSST has provided me a great opportunity to reach for my dreams and ambitions. The foundations of DSST work in order to ensure that every student gets into college. I appreciate all the teachers and staff members at the school who've supported me and helped me through academic and personal events in my life. The staff is kind and very caring. The only problem I've had at DSST is that it's a system that has not changed with the times. Some students are overlooked or treated unfairly by some teachers. This system does ensure that everyone gets into college, but this system is not for every student. Before one decides to go to DSST make sure that the learning style and the environment are for you because if not it could be an overwhelming environment for you.