85% of new migrant students still enrolled in Denver schools

(The Center Square) – Denver Public Schools said that 85% of new-to-country students who joined this school year are still enrolled in the district.

DPS’ April 18 newcomer report shows the district has received 4,494 students, with 692 exiting for a new net gain of 3,802 students. “The new arrival student” or “newcomer” are terms used to describe a student who has moved from another country to Colorado. The new arrivals have cost the district $1.3 million thus far this school year.

The district has seen a decline of 150 migrant students since the March 21 update, according to the report.

While the numbers have begun to slow, the district report shows that transportation requests have increased for the schools affected by the shelter closures. Southeast Denver remains a challenging area to place students.

There are 445 students receiving transportation through the McKinney Vento (homeless) status, and the district is seeing
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