Awards & History

“Bill Roberts is a wonderful school. We selected it for Advanced Kindergarten and stayed for the great teachers, incredible library programs, art, drama and music. The paras and all support staff are exceptional. Extra effort and achievement are encouraged and recognized. Truly a community school.” 
—Submitted by a parent

The William “Bill” Roberts School Mission

Roberts E-8 is a creative, safe, and dynamic community of learners that nurtures and educates the whole child.

Our high-caliber staff, in partnership with our supportive parents, provides students with challenging and innovative learning opportunities through exploring the arts, educating for character, and fostering vigorous thinking — all essential for success in our changing world.

Awards, Honors & School Performance

  • Recognized as a Top Performing and High-Growth school by Denver Public School, 2009 -2013
  • Awarded the Governor’s Award for Distinguished Improvement, 2009-2011
  • Consistently outscore district averages in 90-100% of TCAP proficiency
  • Consistently outscore Colorado state averages on 70-80% TCAP proficiency
  • Recognized by the Colorado Department of Education as a Highly Effective School Library honoree, 2013

We’re not done, not even close.  Our commitment to excellence means we never stop improving.  We will continue to challenge ourselves and our team to be better, to do more, to inspire and engage, and to continue to build upon what we learn.  At Bill Roberts, the learning never ends.


Bill Roberts is an E-8 school in the Denver Public School system, founded in 2006 as part of the Westerly Creek campus in the Stapleton community.  Bill Roberts opened its current facility in August 2007.

Our school principal, Patricia Lea, and many of our educators started teaching together at Westerly Creek K-5 over a decade ago. They are proud to continue their collaboration to this day.

Our state-of-the-art building is built for energy conservation: each classroom has its own heat pump and thermostat that cuts energy costs, and the Integrated Building Automated System automatically dims corridor lighting based on the amount of ambient light available. Additionally, the irrigation system uses recycled water from Denver Water.

Who is Bill Roberts?

The school is named after William “Bill” Roberts whose contributions to the city of Denver and the state of Colorado include: Deputy Mayor under Federico Pena, Denver City Councilman, Board President of the Denver Water Board, Manager of Public Works, and  member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce.


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