As a service to the metro Denver community, Shift Research Lab helps nonprofits, governments, and social change organizations build their capacity to use data by providing free technical assistance, such as mapping analysis, data visualization and sense-making support. As part of this service, we recently performed a student enrollment analysis for STRIVE Prep, a Denver-based community of free, open enrollment, public charter schools.
This enrollment analysis provides insight into which districts are experiencing an increase in school-aged children and what the school enrollment changes look like for both non-white and free and reduced lunch (FRL) populations. To learn more, download the below report, which includes the full analysis, key findings and data visualizations.
Shift’s analysis will provide STRIVE Prep with the data it needs to better understand student mobility and make more informed decisions to meet student needs.
change in the number of students enrolling for free and reduced lunch (FRL) in the seven-county metro Denver region. Over the past eight years, the non-white and FRL student populations have been migrating to suburban school districts.