Denver School Enrollment Predicted to Drop by 6% by 2025

Chalkbeat Colorado | Melanie Asmar

So many elementary schools in southwest Denver have seen declines that listing them took an entire page in the district’s analysis document. Grant Ranch ECE-8 in the southern Marston neighborhood lost 57% of its students from 2016 to 2020, going from 361 students to 157.

Even before the pandemic, Denver schools were seeing significant enrollment loss. Much of the decline was caused by increasing housing prices and lower birth rates.

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