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
Bill Roberts K-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
2021 National Blue Ribbon School – An important part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools. Our nomination fell under the category of ,”Exemplary High Performing Schools,” which meant that we are considered to be among the state’s highest performing schools based on state assessments and nationally normed tests given. Visit this link for more information.
2017 John Irwin Award for Academic Excellence from the Colorado Department of Education. These awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. Out of the 1,854 elementary, middle and high schools in the state, we were among the top 168 that have received an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks. This distinction reflects our exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science over three years. https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/johnirwin
#1 Middle School in the Stapleton/Park Hill boundary area according to the DPS School Performance Framework.
Only Stapleton school awarded Governor’s Award for Distinguished Improvement
A 5280 Top Public Elementary School
Ranked top overall in our boundary area in a recent survey given to Middle School students about their educational experience:Recognized by the Colorado Department of Education as a Highly Effective School Library honoree, 2013
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
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.
A top Middle School in the Central Park/Park Hill boundary area and in the District, according to the DPS School Performance Framework. Read more here
Top Performing School rating in DPS since 2009
High Growth School since 2009
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.