Great District

Denver Public Schools

Denver, Colorado

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Denver Public Schools. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
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  • 33rd

    largest school district
    in the country

  • $46k

    starting salary

  • $101k

    max salary

  • 3

    years to tenure

  • 92,039


  • 6,155


  • 65%

    free/reduced lunch

Labor context

  • A tentative agreement has been reached between the district and the union.
  • Collective bargaining is permissible. Teachers may petition for representation but district school boards decide whether or not to engage in collective bargaining.
  • The primary union or professional association is affiliated with NEA.

Student Demographics

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2016-2017 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.
***Native Populations includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native students

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