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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
DSST: Stapleton High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Denver, CO. It has 546 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
2000 Valentia Street
Denver, CO 80238
Telephone
(303) 320-5570

DSST: Stapleton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1260
128 responses
Average ACT
27
96 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$129,489
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,709
National
$949
Median Home Value
$510,616
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • College celebrations
    20%
  • Girl and Boys' Basketball Games
    18%
  • School pep rally's and games
    16%
  • Advisory competitions
    15%
  • PROM
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
546
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,355
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.4%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$15,110/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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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.
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DSST- although more rigorous than most public high schools- definitely successfully prepares it's students to perform well, and in preparing them for the academic world of higher education. It is small enough to where the school environment is able to corral and maintain a focus on academics because of how small the school is. However, this school is very STEM focused; if you are interested in a school that offers classes similar to AP Art or in that regard, you are limited in options at DSST. They do offer comedy study classes during senior year only, and clubs such as art or theatre production, but again- not much variety. DSST does a good job in listening to students and parents. In fact, students recently led a successful movement towards changing the name DSST: Stapleton to DSST: Montview
I enjoyed coming to this school a lot, particularly because it's a very small school. This means that I knew everyone in my grade personally to some extent, including my teachers. The teachers have done a really good job of supporting me and helping me grow as a person. The only thing I would be concerned about is that you don't have that much control over your transcript. There's a limited amount of AP or Honors opportunity, and a very narrow range of choice for electives.