Facts and Figures

  • Diversity is one of DPS’ most treasured assets. Here is a closer look at our schools and students, the diversity they bring to DPS, and a by-the-numbers glance at how we’re supporting them.

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    • Total Schools: 199 for school year 2015-2016 | View list
      • ECE-K: 3
      • Elementar​y: 93
      • ECE-8 Schools: 18
      • ECE-12 Schools: 4
      • Middle: 28
      • 6-12: 14
      • High Schools: 39

    Student Membership

    • Student Enrollment: 92,331 (October 2016) | Current and historical enrollment reports
      • 0.6% American Indian
      • 3.2% Asian
      • 13.4% Black
      • 55.5% Hispanic
      • 23.2% White
      • 4.0% Other
    • Free/Reduced Lunch: 67.3% (2016-17)
    • Gifted and Talented Students: 11.26% (2016-17)

    Languages (2015-16)

    • English language learners ECE+: 33,650 or 36.8% | Current and historical enrollment reports
    • Spanish speaking students (includes non-ELLs): 34,098 or 37%
    • Top languages spoken by students: Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Amharic, French, Nepali and Russian
    • Foreign languages taught: Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Lakota and Spanish

    Graduation/Dropout Rate (2014-15)

    • Graduation rate: 64.8% (On-time completion rate: 66.9%) | View graduation and dropout reports
      The graduation rate is determined by following one group of students (a cohort) over a four-year period from grades 9 through 12.

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    • Dropout rate: 4.6%
      The dropout rate is a one-year snapshot of all students who drop out of school during one school year. This rate considers all students in grades 7 through 12.

    Employees (Dec. 1, 2015)

    • Total employees: 11,932
    • Full-time employees: 11,146
    • Full-time teachers: 4,329
    • Starting Teacher Salary: $39,851
      • Average Teacher Salary: $50,449
      • ProComp Bonus Amount: $6,000-7,000

    Food Services (2014-15)

    • Breakfasts: 36,726 per day
    • Lunches: 48,599 per day
    • Snacks: 6,531 per day
    • Students Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch: 68.51% (2015-16)​​

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