Denver School Zones: Complete List

School zones are an important part of ensuring the safety of children as they make their way to and from school. In Denver, school zones are especially important given the high volume of traffic and the number of schools in the area. This article will explore the importance of Denver school zones, the impact they have on students, and what steps can be taken to ensure their safety.

Understanding Denver School Zones

School zones in Denver are designated areas around schools where speed limits are lowered during specific hours of the day. These areas are typically marked with signs and flashing lights to alert drivers to the presence of school children. In Denver, the speed limit is typically lowered to 20 miles per hour during these times, although this may vary depending on the specific school and location.

Driving in Colorado school zones faster than the posted limit can result in a traffic stop and citation carrying a higher penalty than a typical speeding ticket.

The Importance of School Zones in Denver

The primary importance of school zones in Denver is to ensure the safety of students. With so many children walking or biking to school, it is essential to have measures in place to protect them from traffic accidents. School zones help to slow down traffic and create a safer environment for students as they make their way to and from school. Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately too common in and around Denver schools.

In addition to safety concerns, school zones also help to improve traffic flow around schools. By lowering speed limits, traffic is forced to slow down, which can help to reduce congestion and improve overall traffic flow. This is particularly important in Denver, where traffic can be heavy during peak hours.

The Impact of School Zones on Students

The impact of school zones on students is significant. By creating a safer environment for students, school zones help to reduce anxiety and stress levels among parents and students alike. This, in turn, can lead to improved academic performance and better overall well-being.

School zones also help to promote healthy habits among students. By encouraging walking or biking to school, school zones promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. This is particularly important in Denver, where outdoor activities are an essential part of the community’s culture.

Ensuring the Safety of Denver School Zones

While school zones are an essential part of ensuring the safety of students, there are steps that can be taken to further improve their effectiveness. Some of these steps include:

  • Increasing enforcement of speed limits in school zones
  • Installing additional signage and flashing lights to alert drivers to the presence of school zones
  • Implementing traffic calming measures, such as speed humps or roundabouts, to further slow down traffic
  • Encouraging students to walk or bike to school through education and awareness campaigns

If you see speeding vehicles or other dangerous conditions in school zones, it is important to report the issue to the school district. The sooner they are put on notice of a dangerous condition, the sooner they can fix the problem. Notice of a problem can also make the school district aware of potential liability for a child’s injury.

School NameNeighborhoodGradesTotal CrashesPed/CyclistSevere InjuriesFatalitiesSRI
5280 High SchoolCapitol Hill9th to 12th1346103310114.86
Riseup Community SchoolFive Points9th to 12th127594212103.22
Emily Griffith High SchoolNorth Capitol Hill9th to 12th159896220102.61
Downtown Denver Expeditionary SchoolNorth Capitol HillK to 5th159896220102.61
University Prep – Arapahoe St.Five PointsK to 5th11098821297.92
Morey Middle SchoolCapitol Hill6th to 8th12588723195.64
Contemporary Learning AcademyCapitol Hill9th to 12th10327619183.73
Warren Village IncCheesman ParkPre Only8506521073.03
Sewall Child Development CenterCheesman ParkPre Only10166324070.44
Colonnade Children’S CenterCivic CenterPre Only11175819062.93
Denver Center For 21St-Century Learning At WymanCity Park West6th to 12th8615417059.33
Compassion Road AcademyCivic Center9th to 12th8564821053.89
Denver Justice High SchoolCapitol Hill9th to 12th8484414148.15
West Early CollegeCivic Center6th to 12th6134115046.02
West Leadership AcademyCivic Center6th to 12th6134115046.02
East High SchoolCongress Park9th to 12th8034214045.66
St Francis De SalesWashington Park WestPre to 8th863409142.55
Respect AcademyHarvey Park9th to 12th6153223138.50
Abraham Lincoln High SchoolHarvey Park9th to 12th6153223138.50
Polaris Elementary SchoolFive Points1st to 5th6543512038.21
Dora Moore Ece-8 SchoolCapitol HillPre to 8th4883312037.06
Girls Athletic Leadership School Middle SchoolLincoln Park6th to 8th8513410036.00
Girls Athletic Leadership School High SchoolLincoln Park9th to 12th8513410036.00
Montessori-Washington ParkWashington Park WestPre to K7673310135.58
La Academia/Inner City ParishLincoln Park6th to 12th609345035.40
Pascual Ledoux AcademyMar LeePre Only7483019335.01
Auraria Early Learning CenterLincoln ParkPre to K733336034.35
El Mundo FelizMar LeePre Only7052921133.73
Whittier Ece-8 SchoolFive PointsPre to 8th261278031.14
Denver Center For International StudiesBaker6th to 12th490296030.78
Compass AcademyWestwood6th to 8th4772613130.09
Kepner Beacon Middle SchoolWestwood6th to 8th4772613130.09
Strive Prep – KepnerWestwood6th to 8th4772613130.09
Rocky Mountain Prep: SouthwestWestwoodPre to 4th4772613130.09
Career Education Center Early CollegeJefferson Park9th to 12th613259026.84
Cec Early Learning AcademyJefferson ParkPre Only613259026.84
Valdez Elementary SchoolHighlandPre to 5th569249126.32
Strive Prep – WestwoodMar Lee6th to 8th6232217326.06
Strive Prep – Smart AcademyMar Lee9th to 12th6232217326.06
College View Elementary SchoolCollege View – South PlattePre to 5th1991715325.97
Academy Of Urban LearningHighland9th to 12th590228123.86
Eagleton Elementary SchoolVilla ParkPre to 5th4272014023.28
Strive Prep – FederalHarvey Park6th to 8th5262014022.66
Excel AcademyHarvey Park9th to 12th5262014022.66
Academy 360MontbelloPre to 5th6741922122.38
Center For Talent Development At GreenleeLincoln ParkPre to 5th385206122.08
Anchor Center For Blind ChildrenStapletonPre Only201204021.99
Beth Jacob High SchoolWest Colfax9th to 12th372196121.04
Bromwell Elementary SchoolCherry CreekPre to 5th403202120.99
Colfax Elementary SchoolWest ColfaxPre to 5th208168220.62
AnnunciationColeK to 8th341189020.38
Most Precious BloodUniversity ParkPre to 8th407185219.99
Dcis At MontbelloMontbello6th to 12th89173019.87
Noel Community Arts SchoolMontbello6th to 12th89173019.87
Strive Prep – Ruby HillCollege View – South PlatteK to 5th314178119.71
Strive Prep – ExcelHighland9th to 12th479178118.77
North High SchoolHighland9th to 12th479178118.77
North High School Engagement CenterHighland9th to 12th479178118.77
Cheltenham Elementary SchoolWest ColfaxPre to 5th294174118.73
Bryant Webster Dual Language Ece-8 SchoolHighlandPre to 8th393176118.73
Denver Discovery SchoolStapleton6th to 8th296182018.61
Swigert International SchoolStapletonPre to 5th296182018.61
Kipp Sunshine Peak ElementaryWestwoodPre to K419175118.42
Dsst: Cole High SchoolCole9th to 12th281166118.28
Cole Arts And Science AcademyColePre to 5th281166118.28
Hillel AcademyWashington Virginia ValePre to 8th529168318.12
Lil Peoples Learning CenterGateway – Green Valley RanchPre Only435169118.02
Kids 4 Real IncWhittierInfant to 1st238155117.21
Barnum Elementary SchoolBarnumPre to 5th3391411217.10
Iliff Preschool And KindergartenUniversity HillsPre to K226156016.99
The Boys School Of DenverJefferson Park6th to 7th774169016.93
Teller Elementary SchoolCongress ParkPre to 5th425164016.75
First Steps At Monarch MontessoriMontbelloInfant to K5391419116.73
Monarch MontessoriMontbelloK to 5th5391419116.73
Force Elementary SchoolMar LeePre to 5th114144016.46
Early College Of DenverHarvey Park South9th to 12th2221215016.05
Fisher Early Learning CenterUniversityPre Only324154015.93
Dsst: Cole Middle SchoolSpeer6th to 8th314144215.78
Castro Elementary SchoolWestwoodK to 5th119135015.73
Academia Ana Marie SandovalHighlandPre to 6th256152015.59
Summit AcademyHarvey Park6th to 12th2411212115.49
Mckinley-Thatcher Elementary SchoolPlatt ParkPre to 5th6621316114.77
St. Elizabeth’S SchoolCity Park WestK to 8th235128014.04
Mcglone AcademyMontbelloPre to 8th149125014.01
Steele Elementary SchoolWashington ParkK to 5th398136013.98
Delta High SchoolWashington Virginia Vale9th to 12th556136013.70
George Washington High SchoolWashington Virginia Vale9th to 12th556136013.70
Fairview Elementary SchoolSun ValleyPre to 5th203132013.64
Colorado High School CharterLincoln Park9th to 12th198124013.21
Valverde Elementary SchoolAthmar ParkPre to 5th297118112.85
Children’S Garden MontessoriCherry CreekPre to K306122112.78
St CatherineSunnysidePre to 8th256115112.50
Rocky Mountain Prep BerkeleyWest HighlandPre to 5th246114112.34
Lakewood Learning CenterVilla ParkPre Only178112112.2359551
Wyatt AcademyColeK to 5th226115012.2168142
Kipp Sunshine Peak AcademyAthmar Park5th to 8th274108212.189781
Early Excellence Program Of Denver At Wyatt-EdisonColePre Only235115012.1702128
Little FriendsBerkeleyPre Only229107111.9650655
Escalante-Biggs AcademyMontbelloPre to K7287011.8888889
Roots ElementaryNortheast Park HillK to 4th90111011.6111111
Dsst: Byers Middle SchoolSpeer6th to 8th378111111.4365079
Dsst: Byers High SchoolSpeer9th to 11th378111111.4365079
Denver School Of Innovation And Sustainable DesignSpeer9th to 12th378111111.4365079
Columbian Elementary SchoolHighlandPre to 5th391108011.0230179
Colorado High School Charter – GesBaker9th to 12th7341015011.0217984
Legacy Options High SchoolDIA9th to 12th7476110.7837838
Trevista At Horace MannSunnysidePre to 5th17296010.5697674
Denver School Of The ArtsSouth Park Hill6th to 12th346103010.433526
Manual High SchoolWhittier9th to 12th117101010.4273504
Yeshiva Toras ChaimBarnum West9th to 12th8885010.2727273
Maxwell Elementary SchoolMontbelloPre to 5th7992010.1392405
Godsman Elementary SchoolRuby HillPre to 5th8292010.097561
Denver Center For International Studies At FairmontBakerPre to 5th21195010.0663507
South High SchoolWashington Park9th to 12th61100010
Asbury Elementary SchoolUniversityK to 5th3359509.67164179
Farrell B. Howell Ece-8 SchoolMontbelloPre to 8th728309.66666667
Dsst: Stapleton Middle SchoolEast Colfax6th to 8th988409.63265306
Dsst: Stapleton High SchoolEast Colfax9th to 12th988409.63265306
Child Care Partners Dba University Child CareHalePre Only1968709.42857143
Highline Academy SoutheastGoldsmithK to 8th7719509.29182879
Swansea Elementary SchoolElyria SwanseaPre to 5th64981318.92449923
Kipp Denver Collegiate High SchoolAthmar Park9th to 12th1847628.90217391
Mathematics And Science Leadership AcademyAthmar ParkK to 5th1847628.90217391
Johnson Elementary SchoolHarvey ParkPre to 5th1358308.88888889
Stedman Elementary SchoolNorth Park HillPre to 5th807408.75
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High SchoolSunnyside7th to 12th1108208.72727273
Denver Online High SchoolSunnyside9th to 12th1108208.72727273
Denver Academy Of TorahHilltopPre to 12th3158508.63492063
St Vincent De Paul Catholic SchoolBelcaroPre to 8th2678408.59925094
St Rose Of Lima SchoolAthmar ParkPre to 8th2767828.52173913
William (Bill) Roberts Ece-8 SchoolStapletonPre to 8th1497307.70469799
Good Shepherd Catholic SchoolCherry CreekPre to 8th2517127.69721116
Prep AcademyWhittier6th to 12th1506617.6
Skinner Middle SchoolWest Highland6th to 8th2397407.58577406
Ellis Elementary SchoolVirginia VillagePre to 5th837107.42168675
Munroe Elementary SchoolWestwoodPre to 5th2817207.24911032
Escuela De GuadalupeBarnumPre to 8th38261127.17801047
Montclair School Of Academics And EnrichmentMontclairPre to 5th907007
Columbine Elementary SchoolSkylandPre to 5th1005516.75
Dsst Middle School @ Noel CampusGateway – Green Valley Ranch6th to 6th325016.5625
Collegiate Preparatory AcademyGateway – Green Valley Ranch9th to 12th325016.5625
Mcmeen Elementary SchoolWashington Virginia ValePre to 5th1486206.40540541
Steck Elementary SchoolCherry CreekPre to 5th4666416.38626609
Omar D Blair Charter SchoolGateway – Green Valley RanchK to 8th796106.37974684
Sandra Todd-Williams AcademyGateway – Green Valley RanchPre to K806106.375
Lake Middle SchoolWest Colfax6th to 8th986106.30612245
Strive Prep – LakeWest Colfax6th to 8th986106.30612245
Arrupe Jesuit High SchoolBerkeley9th to 12th1656106.18181818
Brown International AcademySloan LakePre to 5th1215405.82644628
Odyssey School Of DenverSouth Park HillK to 8th1475305.51020408
Strive Prep – SunnysideSunnyside6th to 8th89351205.33594625
Gust Elementary SchoolHarvey Park SouthPre to 5th875105.28735632
Joe Shoemaker SchoolHampdenPre to 5th1645105.15243902
Bruce Randolph SchoolClayton6th to 12th974315.03092784
Kipp Northeast Denver Middle SchoolGateway – Green Valley Ranch5th to 8th604115
Smith Elementary SchoolNortheast Park HillPre to 5th565005
Schmitt Elementary SchoolCollege View – South PlattePre to 5th644114.9375
Mcauliffe International SchoolNorth Park Hill6th to 8th534204.75471698
Mcauliffe Manual Middle SchoolNorth Park Hill6th to 8th534204.75471698
Denison Montessori SchoolHarvey ParkPre to 6th1974704.7106599
Goldrick Elementary SchoolRuby HillPre to 5th1444404.55555556
Edison Elementary SchoolWest HighlandPre to 5th1034104.19417476
Dcis At FordMontbelloPre to 5th713504.05633803
John H. Amesse ElementaryMontbelloPre to 5th584004
Montessori School Of DenverVirginia VillagePre to 8th994004
Stephen Knight Center For Early EducationBelcaroPre to K284004
Jewish Community CenterWashington Virginia ValePre to K1214004
Dalton Gang PreschoolVirginia VillagePre Only784004
Holm Elementary SchoolHampdenPre to 5th183103.83333333
Hamilton Middle SchoolHampden6th to 8th213103.71428571
Brady Exploration SchoolWestwood9th to 12th433203.69767442
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early CollegeGateway – Green Valley Ranch6th to 12th483203.625
Blessed Sacrament Parish SchoolSouth Park HillPre to 8th763303.59210526
John F Kennedy High SchoolBear Valley9th to 12th273103.55555556
Challenge SchoolWindsorPre to 8th273103.55555556
Firefly AutismHampdenPre to 12th1083303.41666667
Hill Campus Of Arts And SciencesHilltop6th to 8th633103.23809524
Montview Community Preschool And KindergartenSouth Park HillPre to K633103.23809524
Denver Green SchoolWashington Virginia ValePre to 8th763103.19736842
Cowell Elementary SchoolVilla ParkPre to 5th793103.18987342
Lincoln Elementary SchoolWashington Park WestPre to 6th2103203.14285714
Ashley Elementary SchoolEast ColfaxPre to 5th2273203.13215859
Doull Elementary SchoolHarvey ParkPre to 5th272113.11111111
Garden Place AcademyGlobevillePre to 6th1543103.0974026
University Park Elementary SchoolUniversity ParkK to 5th303003
St John’S LutheranWashington ParkPre to 8th383003
Sabin World SchoolHarvey Park SouthPre to 5th492402.81632653
Crescent View AcademyKennedyPre to 8th152102.66666667
Beach Court Elementary SchoolChaffee ParkPre to 5th672212.59701493
Lena Archuleta Elementary SchoolGateway – Green Valley Ranch1st to 5th362012.55555556
Kipp Northeast ElementaryGateway – Green Valley RanchPre to 4th232102.43478261
Highline Academy NortheastGateway – Green Valley RanchPre to 5th232102.43478261
Cory Elementary SchoolCory – Merrill1st to 5th1162502.43103448
Park Hill SchoolSouth Park HillPre to 5th842302.35714286
Montbello Career And Technical High SchoolGateway – Green Valley Ranch9th to 12th752202.26666667
Denver Language SchoolHilltopK to 8th1592402.25157233
Kunsmiller Creative Arts AcademyHarvey ParkK to 12th412102.24390244
Oakland ElementaryMontbelloPre to 5th832202.24096386
Newlon Elementary SchoolBarnum WestPre to 5th432102.23255814
Merrill Middle SchoolCory – Merrill6th to 8th1122012.17857143
Creativity Challenge CommunityCory – MerrillK to 5th1122012.17857143
St Anne’S EpiscopalUniversityPre to 8th1172202.17094017
Marie L. Greenwood AcademyMontbelloK to 8th942102.10638298
Knapp Elementary SchoolWestwoodPre to 5th972102.10309278
Dsst: Conservatory Green Middle SchoolStapleton6th to 8th282002
Charles M. Schenck (Cms) Community SchoolMar LeeK to 5th662002
Ricardo Flores Magon AcademyRegisK to 8th192002
Stanley British Primary SchoolLowry FieldK to 8th1542002
Westerly Creek ElementaryStapletonPre to 5th112002
High Tech Elementary SchoolStapletonPre to 5th282002
Reach Charter SchoolCongress ParkPre to 5th352002
Green Valley Elementary SchoolGateway – Green Valley RanchPre to 5th382002
Palmer Elementary SchoolHalePre to 5th812002
The Rise School Of DenverUniversity HillsPre Only262002
Holly Hills Elementary SchoolHampdenPre to 5th311501.80645161
Strive Prep – MontbelloMontbello6th to 8th411301.36585366
High Tech Early CollegeMontbello9th to 12th411301.36585366
Kipp Northeast Denver Leadership AcademyMontbello9th to 12th411301.36585366
Dsst: Conservatory Green High SchoolStapleton9th to 10th491301.30612245
Centennial A School For Expeditionary LearningBerkeleyPre to 5th981601.30612245
Vista AcademyGateway – Green Valley Ranch6th to 12th1021411.29411765
Strive Prep – GvrGateway – Green Valley Ranch6th to 8th1021411.29411765
Dsst: Green Valley Ranch Middle SchoolGateway – Green Valley Ranch6th to 8th1021411.29411765
Dsst: Green Valley Ranch High SchoolGateway – Green Valley Ranch9th to 12th1021411.29411765
Soar At Green Valley RanchGateway – Green Valley RanchK to 5th1021411.29411765
Marrama Elementary SchoolGateway – Green Valley RanchPre to 5th171101.29411765
Florence Crittenton High SchoolValverde9th to 12th631111.23809524
Bear Valley International SchoolBear Valley6th to 8th461101.10869565
Dsst: Henry Middle SchoolBear Valley6th to 8th461101.10869565
Southmoor Elementary SchoolHampden SouthPre to 5th501101.1
International Academy Of Denver At HarringtonClaytonPre to 5th1091201.09174312
Lowry Elementary SchoolLowry FieldPre to 5th1191201.08403361
Dsst: College View Middle SchoolHarvey Park South6th to 8th661101.07575758
Dsst: College View High SchoolHarvey Park South9th to 12th661101.07575758
Grant Beacon Middle SchoolPlatt Park6th to 8th881001
Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High SchoolLowry Field9th to 12th261001
Inspire ElementaryStapletonK to 3rd171001
Slavens K-8 SchoolWellshireK to 8th321001
Bradley International SchoolUniversity HillsPre to 5th221001
Carson Elementary SchoolHilltopPre to 5th271001
Samuels Elementary SchoolHampden SouthPre to 5th321001
Hallett AcademyNorth Park HillPre to 5th481001
University Prep – Steele St.ClaytonPre to 5th771001
Florida Pitt-Waller Ece-8 SchoolGateway – Green Valley RanchPre to 8th111001
The Cottage At Holly RidgeHampdenPre Only421001
Humanex AcademyCollege View – South Platte6th to 12th150000
Soar AcademyFort Logan6th to 12th40000
Victory Preparatory Academy Middle State Charter SchoolStapleton6th to 8th620400
Strive Prep – RiseGateway – Green Valley Ranch9th to 11th310000
Victory Preparatory Academy High State Charter SchoolStapleton9th to 12th620400
Northfield High SchoolStapleton9th to 12th450300
New America School – LowryLowry Field9th to 12th210200
Mullen High SchoolHarvey Park South9th to 12th180000
Thomas Jefferson High SchoolSouthmoor Park9th to 12th180000
Colorado’S Finest High School Of ChoiceCollege View – South Platte9th to 12th100000
Sheridan High SchoolFort Logan9th to 12th40000
Rocky Mountain School Of Expeditionary LearningVirginia VillageK to 12th390000
Alice Terry Elementary SchoolFort LoganK to 2nd10000
Fletcher Community SchoolStapletonK to 5th70000
Governor’S Ranch Elementary SchoolMarstonK to 6th10000
The Logan School For Creative LearningLowry FieldK to 8th410100
Vanguard Classical School – WestLowry FieldK to 8th230100
Colorado AcademyBear ValleyPre to 12th20000
Rocky Mountain Prep – Fletcher CampusStapletonPre to 3rd70000
Isabella Bird Community SchoolStapletonPre to 5th120200
Kaiser Elementary SchoolFort LoganPre to 5th180000
Traylor AcademyBear ValleyPre to 5th150000
Rocky Mountain Prep: CreeksideIndian CreekPre to 5th60000
Blue Heron Elementary SchoolMarstonPre to 6th30000
Place Bridge AcademyWashington Virginia ValePre to 8th460000
Guardian AngelsChaffee ParkPre to 8th190000
Grant Ranch Ece-8 SchoolMarstonPre to 8th110000
Boston K-8 SchoolEast ColfaxPre to 8th20000
Creative Options Center For Early EdLowry FieldPre Only230100
The Baby Haven Child Care CenterFort LoganPre Only150100
Early Childhood Education CenterFort LoganPre Only90000
Knowledge BeginningsMarstonPre Only70000


School zones are a vital part of ensuring the safety and well-being of students in Denver. By creating a safer environment for students, school zones help to reduce stress and anxiety levels, promote healthy habits, and improve academic performance. While there is always room for improvement, steps can be taken to further enhance the effectiveness of school zones and ensure the safety of all students. If your child was injured in a car accident in a Denver school zone, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer in Denver. Your child may require expensive medical care and require mental health counseling. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help your family recover fair compensation.

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