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1700 E Louisiana Ave

Denver, CO 80210

(720) 423-6000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,182

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

48 Parent Reviews for South High School

The principals only care about test scores and sports. All students are not of their concern. Do not go here!

Posted by a other on 11/24/14

South is a special place that truly must be experienced to really understand how unique it is among all other Colorado high schools. Visionary leaders and thoughtful, engaging teachers. Incredible.

Posted by a parent on 09/08/14

There is a culture of inclusiveness and positivity permeating the halls of Denver South. My daughter is just completing her freshman year and South has far surpassed our expectations. She is already earning college credit and could potentially earn more credit if she did well on her AP exams. We love ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/14

Our daughter is a freshman at Denver South this year. She grew up in the neighborhood and had other high schools she could have chosen to attend but wanted to go to South and has never regretted it. She takes regular, in AP and honors classes, utilizes tutoring and has a good relationship with her ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/10/14

Denver South High school is a hidden gem in the DPS system! The diversity at South is a treasure that is unparalleled and creates a rich learning environment, an opportunity for the students to not only study other cultures in textbooks, but from their fellow students. The teachers at South embrace their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/14

Excellent cultural environment. Teachers, staff & Principal are awesome. It would be fun to have a music band for all our great sports games.

Posted by a parent on 04/09/14

Denver South High School My son is a freshman at Denver South High School. We absolutely love the diversity of Denver South. Everyone is from somewhere else so there are no clicks or majority/minority. Students seem to focus more on what can bring them together than what separates them. I have been ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/14

I teach French and Spanish at Denver South High School. I love working at South because it is by far the best high school in Denver Public Schools. The student body is very diverse, and our principal, Dr. Kristin Waters is doing an outstanding job. It takes great leadership to run a school as diverse ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 04/08/14

I have found South HS to be very open to assisting my daughter and willing to work with me to understand her needs and learning challenges. I really appreciate the teachers being willing to contact me and inform me about what they are working on, what tasks my daughter needs to do, and how I can support ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/08/14

This is my second year at South and I have truly been pleased with my children's academic experience here. The teachers are engaged and push the students to aim high. The diversity and culture at South asked the students to interact and learn about other nationalities that you won't find in other schools.

Posted by a parent on 04/08/14

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Test scores
Test scores for South High School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
South High School
Denver Public Schools No. 1
* In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Denver schools — South High School is located at 1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver CO 80210. 1700 E Louisiana Ave is in the 80210 ZIP code in Denver, CO The school district for South High School is the Denver Public Schools No. 1. South High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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