The charts above show SchoolChoice outcomes for students transitioning to a new school in kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. According to DPS, 83% of transitioning students took part in SchoolChoice and 89% were placed in their number-one choice. For kindergartners, 93% got their first or second choice, and for incoming sixth- and ninth-graders, 97% got their first or second choice. SchoolChoice statistics are from Chalkbeat: (Statistics were pulled on May 18. Subsequently Chalkbeat changed the format of the database, removing the number who applied and, we think, updating some of the numbers from the ones shown here) https://co.chalkbeat.org/2021/5/4/22410613/denver-school-choice-2021-accepted-waitlisted
In light of news about declining DPS enrollment, we researched the size of NE schools and found that the total populations of the elementary, middle and high schools shown here grew from 2019 to 2020. But in 2021, the elementary schools lost a total of 187 students while the middle schools gained 122 and the high schools gained 402*. Click HERE for our school-by-school spreadsheet. School size data source: https://dps.schoolmint.net/school-finder/home.
*School of the Arts was tallied with high schools; K-8s (Odyssey, Bill Roberts) were tallied with elementary schools.
Front Porch charts by Carol Roberts