Denver Public Schools serve about 79,400 students (October 2010) in 162 schools. Among those are: 73 elementary schools, 16 K-8 schools, four K-12 schools, 16 middle schools, 12 traditional high schools, 30 charter shcools and 11 special purpose schools. Approximatey 58% of students are Hispanic, almost 20% are white, less than 15% are black, and 3.3% are Asian. Some 72.5% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
English language learners make up 31% of the student population; non-ELLs who are Spanish speaking students make up 40% of the district's students. The five top languages spoken by students are: Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian and Somali.
The graduation rate in the 2009-2010 school year was 51.8%.