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Our Impact

DSST serves more than 7,000 students across 8 campuses in Denver and Aurora. We are recognized nationally as charter school leaders and for our track record of college success.

DSST Public Schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students that live in the Denver metro area.

Our Schools


Middle and High Schools


Students Served


Percent Admittance to College or Postsecondary Program

Our Students


Race & Ethnicity
Income Background
Multiple Language Learners (MLL)
Special Education Support

Our Results

  • 100% of DSST's graduates have been admitted to college since 2008.
  • In the class of 2023, there were 3 Gates Scholars, and 11 Questbridge Scholars. Our 2023 graduates earned a total of $25 million in scholarships and grants and an average of six admittances per student.

DSST's History


Celebrating 20 Years of Success


Founded as Denver School of Science and Technology, a single high school in Denver's Central Park neighborhood.



DSST's first class graduates with 100% of graduates earning admittance to a four-year college or university.

Middle school opens on founding campus.


DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School opens.

Founding campus becomes known as DSST: Stapleton.

DSST Home Office founded.


DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School opens.

DSST: Cole Middle School opens.


DSST: College View Middle School opens.


DSST: Byers Middle School opens.


DSST: Cole High School opens.

DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School opens.

Founding DSST: GVR class graduates with 100% college admittance.


DSST: College View High School opens.

Senators Michael Bennett and Cory Gardner visit DSST: Green Valley Ranch.


DSST: Henry Middle School opens.

DSST: Byers High School opens.

DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School named National Blue Ribbon School


DSST: Conservatory Green High School opens.

DSST celebrates first network-wide Senior Signing Day.


DSST Middle School @ Noel opens.

Founding DSST: Cole class graduates with 100% college admittance.

DSST wins Broad Prize for Urban Education, awarded to public school systems that have demonstrated the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while narrowing achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color.


Aurora Science & Tech Middle School, DSST's first school in Aurora, opens.

DSST: Byers Middle School named National Blue Ribbon School.

Founding DSST: College View class graduates with 100% college admittance.

DSST: Stapleton renamed DSST: Montview after a student-led name-change process.

DSST Public Schools becomes the organization's official name as reach expands beyond Denver.


DSST wins State Board of Education Appeal to open DSST: Elevate High School, demonstrating deep family and community engagement.

Founding DSST: Byers class graduates with 100% college admittance.


DSST: Elevate High School opens, marking the first facility owned and operated by DSST.

Founding DSST: Conservatory Green class graduates with 100% college admittance.

DSST: Henry consolidates with DSST: College View.


Aurora Science & Tech High School opens.

DSST Middle School @ Noel renamed DSST: Elevate Middle School and relocates.


First STEM and Creative Core Showcase hosted at CSU SPUR.

DSST: Byers renamed DSST: Cedar after an inclusive community name-change process.

Future Features

As DSST launches our Strategic Plan 2028, we are thrilled for what is to come, including the founding of a second campus in Aurora, celebrating our 20th anniversary and more!