Learn Together, Live Together: A Call to Integrate Denver’s Schools

Findings in Learn Together, Live Together, show that by some measures, DPS is as segregated by race and class today as it has ever been. The end of over two decades of court-ordered busing in Denver in 1995 led to the resegregation of Denver’s schools almost overnight and the trend has only gotten worse. In 2016, 26% of students enrolled in a school where more than 90% of students qualified for free or reduced price lunch, compared to just 11% in 2003. Since 2000, more than half of all Denver Latinx students have attended a school with more than 75% students of the same ethnicity.