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

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  • #1 Middle School in the Stapleton/Park Hill boundary area and #2 in the District, according to the DPS School Performance FrameworkRead more here…
  • #3 ranked school overall among all elementary, middle and high schools in the Park Hill/Stapleton boundary after DSST Conservatory Green Middle School and DSST Stapleton High School on the DPS SPF scorecard.
  • Awarded My Tech 1:1 Computing Grant in 2017 that will provide all Middle School students with a Chromebook for school work
  • One of only three DPS schools awarded a grant to install a Creative Systems SMART Lab in 2016
  • Top Performing School rating in DPS since 2009
  • High Growth School since 2009
  • Only Stapleton school awarded Governor’s Award for Distinguished Improvement
  • A 5280 Top Public Elementary School
  • Top Rating and “Top 10 School” of Colorado School
  • In terms of academic achievement as measured by the PARCC test, our Middle School:
    • Is in the 93rd percentile in PARCC Language Arts and 91st percentile in Math among DPS schools.
    • Consistently ranks at the top among boundary schools; this year 2nd for Language Arts: 2nd for 6/7th and 1st in 8th / Math: 2nd for 6-8th
    • #1 in the District for performance growth year over year among all 6th graders in Language Arts and Math.
  • Ranked top overall in our boundary area in a recent survey given to Middle School students about their educational experience:
    • 100% of our students believe they are getting a good education, that homework is valuable and relates to what they learn and that teachers care about how they are doing in their classes
    • Ranked number #1 in these specific areas:
      • Students feeling challenged
      • Students feeling safe
      • Students feeling supported by their teachers
  • Recognized by the Colorado Department of Education as a Highly Effective School Library honoree, 2013
  • Awarded several grants for Health and Wellness programs in our school:
    • Colorado Garden Foundation to start a school garden in the playground area
    • NFL and Western Dairy’s Fuel Up To Play 60 grant award funding for PE, other physical activities and nutrition programs
    • DPS Wellness grant funding for culinary equipment
    • Stapleton Foundation grant funding for a Bike Rodeo safety skills class
    • RMC Health grant funding for wellness and cooking resources for the library

School Performance Scores

Since our opening in 2006 we have shown strong growth year after year. In the first year of the new PAARC testing:

  • Scores for 6th graders were #1 among the five boundary schools in Math and Language Arts and #2 and #3 in Math and Language Arts respectively in the district.
  • The middle school as a whole was in the top 6th (Language Arts) and 8th (Math) percent among all DPS Middle Schools.
  • The final 2014 TCAP testing results for 6th-8th grade SPF were 82.8%, exceeding the mark for a distinguished school.

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.

What Makes Bill Roberts Special

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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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