Welcome to DPS!

About DPS

kids in jerseysAt Denver Public Schools, we believe that every employee has a role in helping us achieve our vision, Every Child Succeeds. We believe that every child in DPS has the potential to learn and achieve so they can graduate prepared to attend college or pursue a career. We set high standards for the employees we hire to serve our students – from teachers to school leaders to central office staff – and then we invest in our employees so they can continue to grow and develop as professionals.

We are a national leader in urban education reform with an unwavering commitment to improving public education for all of Denver’s students. DPS is¬†empowered by an innovative, visionary plan – the Denver Plan 2020 – and support from our city, community, educators and families who call DPS home. Our Denver school district is urban, diverse, energized and dynamic.



Located in the heart of a large metropolitan area, Denver boasts small-town friendliness, 300 days of sunshine a year and the incredible Rocky Mountains right outside our back door.