Enrollment and Demographics

Student faces representing diversity across the district.

Preliminary 2020-21 enrollment

PSD staff presented a district enrollment update to the Board of Education on Sept. 22, 2020, which shows 2020-21 enrollment as of Sept. 18, 2020. These preliminary enrollment totals reflect active K-12, non-charter, students, without consideration of funding status since that is still in fluctuation. In a normal year, the enrollment total for the district may drop 100-250 students between September 18 and the final October Count, which determines the enrollment totals of students who are funded. 



Colorado school districts and their enrollment are listed on the CDE website. 

Data, demographics and profiles

 2020-21 school year

Student demographics

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19.2%
  • Native American/Alaskan Native: 0.5%
  • White: 72.2%
  • Other minorities: 4.1%

Student data

  • Free/reduced lunch participation: 23.6%
  • Special education: 9% (2,646 December count enrollment)
  • Gifted and talented: 12%
  • English language learners: 5.7%

Staff profile 

  • Certified: 2,124
  • Classified: 1,461
  • Administrators: 167
  • Total teachers: 1,590
  • Average teaching experience in PSD: 12.5 years


2019-20 student count - 30,754

PSD’s total student count for the 2019-20 school year increased to 30,754, marking a 0.64 percent increase over 30,463 in the 2018-19 school year. Across the state, Colorado schools saw enrollment rise by approximately 0.2 percent this school year, according to state data.

The student count is captured each year in October as part of a point-in-time metric set by Colorado to measure public school enrollment. PSD’s total figure includes all K-12 students and student enrollment in PSD-authorized charter schools, early childhood education and other district programs. The 30,754 count cements PSD once again as the ninth-largest Colorado school district.

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