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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Denver Street School

Bringing hope to Denver's at-risk youth

three stars

85.88

1380 Ammons Street Lakewood, CO 80214
tel: (303) 860-1702   Web Site
EIN: 84-1216351

Board Leadership
Ann Paneitz
Chairwoman

CEO
Tom Tillapaugh
Founder, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.88 three stars
  Financial 86.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985 by Tom Tillapaugh, The Denver Street School (DSS) is a Christian alternative high school primarily serving the troubled and at-risk youth of the Denver metropolitan area. DSS offers struggling students a second chance to earn a high school diploma through a fully accredited program in a small classroom setting. We believe that a quality education is the most effective approach to transforming many underprivileged members of our society into productive citizens, and serves the population of students in Metro Denver that have struggled with, dropped-out or been expelled from the public school system, helping them toward self-sufficiency through education.

Founded in 1985 by Tom Tillapaugh, The Denver Street School (DSS) is a Christian alternative high school primarily serving the troubled and at-risk youth of the Denver metropolitan area. DSS offers struggling students a second chance to earn a high school diploma through a fully accredited program in a small classroom setting. We believe that a quality education is the most effective approach to transforming many underprivileged members of our society into productive citizens, and serves the population of students in Metro Denver that have struggled with, dropped-out or been expelled from the public school system, helping them toward self-sufficiency through education.

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Financial

three stars

86.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Street School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Street School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Street School (CO) 85.88 three stars
Central Institute for the Deaf (MO) 91.53 four stars
Akilah Institute for Women (NY) 85.00 three stars
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 92.87 four stars
Harlem Academy (NY) 91.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,227,054
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,227,054
   Program Service Revenue $30,447
Total Primary Revenue $1,257,501
   Other Revenue $113,994
TOTAL REVENUE $1,371,495
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,045,669
   Administrative Expenses $73,679
   Fundraising Expenses $97,997
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,217,345
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $154,150
   
Net Assets $334,168

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Classroom Activity $1,045,669 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 85.88 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.31 two stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.99 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.69 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.56 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 89.64 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 82.55 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 75.62 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 75.51 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 69.25 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 59.18 one star
2009-06 06/01/2010 73.45 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.17 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 89.18 three stars
2006-06 12/15/2006 85.83 three stars
2005-06 02/01/2006 67.73 one star
2004-06 03/01/2005 71.61 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-1216351
Name in IRS Master File DENVER STREET SCHOOL
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Thomas Tillapaugh Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Street School (CO) 85.88 three stars
Marian Middle School (MO) 85.15 three stars
Nativity Prep Academy (CA) 90.03 four stars
Street School (OK) 90.77 four stars
Gesu School (PA) 94.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Street School
1380 Ammons Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
tel: (303) 860-1702
fax: (303) 942-6055
EIN: 84-1216351

Mail donations to:
PO Box 140069
Denver, CO 80214

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Board Leadership

Ann Paneitz
Chairwoman

CEO

Tom Tillapaugh
Founder, Executive Director

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