In Denver Public Schools, A Tale Of Two Test Scores For Poor And Affluent Students

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Photo: Denver teachers post-Trump 2 | Alejandro Fuentes
Alejandro Fuentes, a teacher at KIPP Montbello College Prep in northwest Denver, coaches student Keiara Fabre on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Denver’s student test scores are in the middle of the pack nationwide. But the city has the third largest achievement gap in the nation between poor students and their more affluent peers. Only Washington, D.C. and Atlanta had larger gaps, with Denver tied with Austin for third. There also continues to be big gaps between students of color and white students in Denver Public Schools, according to national scores on tests given to fourth through eighth graders. Listen to how the district is looking to improve outcomes for all their students.