Welcome to
 School Turnaround

Denver Public Schools utilizes a "tiered" approach to determining differentiated supports and interventions for our lowest performing schools.

View the Tiered Supports update presented to the Board of Education on October 17, 2013.  

View the Tiered Supports update presented to the Board of Education on April 10, 2014.


Tiered supports, including school turnaround, take place in the context of Denver Public Schools’ overall strategies and strategic initiatives:

  • School Performance Frameworka multiple measure tool for rating school performance
  • Strategic Regional Analysis – annual analysis by region/feeder pattern of performance, demographic, choice, and capacity utilization trends and projections 
  • Community Processes –  Feeder-pattern based community committees to advise district on school and feeder-pattern decisions
  • Call for Quality New Schools – Annual call for high quality new district-run and charter schools to meet needs identified in Strategic Regional Analysis
  • District–Charter Compact – to ensure all our schools (district-run and charter) follow three equities of opportunity, of access and responsibility, and of accountability.


To learn more about School Turnaround in the News, click HERE.
To learn more about Denver Public Schools' national recognition for our school turnaround efforts, click HERE.





West Denver Network:

Denver Summit Schools Network:

Transformative Network:

Schools in other networks:

School Closure Information

DPS School Turnaround Contact Information:


Antonio Esquibel, Executive Director,

West Denver Network



Debbie Backus, Executive Director,

Denver Summit Schools Network



Jernall Wright, Instructional Superintendent

Transformative Network



Rebecca Grant, Director of School Turnaround and School Improvement Initiatives




Eileen Evans, Finanical Analyst