May 5, 2021 - News
Where Denver parents most want to send their kids to school
Data: Chalkbeat Colorado; Denver Public Schools. Chart: John Frank/Axios

More than 23,500 families in Denver applied for school choice applications in the first two months of this year, Axios Denver's partners at Chalkbeat report.

By the numbers: About 2,800 fewer families — particularly those with students in preschool and kindergarten — submitted their forms compared to last year, a 10.6% decline.

Why it matters: The trend could have big financial implications for Denver Public Schools if it continues, according to Chalkbeat.

Chalkbeat’s database also revealed:

  • DSST Green Valley Ranch High School and East High School are the top two schools where parents want their kids to attend.
  • More students — 89%— got into their first-choice schools, compared to 84% last year.

Go deeper: Dive into Chalkbeat’s searchable database

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