Denver is Fastest Growing Large Urban School District in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Enrollment in Denver Public Schools has grown 14 percent over the past five years, making it the fastest-growing large urban district in the country, the district reports.

DPS figures show its student population has grown by 10,300, since 2007, to 84,131 students.

Superintendent Tom Boasberg attributed the growth partly to the influx of new students from growing neighborhoods like Stapleton, and partly to Denver schools getting better.

"Clearly the schools are benefitting from the city being a more attractive place to live and as part of virtuous cycle, more and more people are coming to live in the city because the schools are much better," Boasberg said.

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