Most students want 'Stapleton' removed from Denver charter school's name

DSST: Stapleton has changed its name. (KUSA-9News, Denver)

A Denver science and technology school formerly known as DSST: Stapleton has changed its name.

The DSST: Stapleton middle and high schools will now be called DSST: Montview, according to a release Thursday from DSST Public Schools.

The school is in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood, which is named after Benjamin Stapleton, a Denver mayor in the 1920s who was a member of the Klu Klux Klan.

The school, founded as Denver School of Science and Technology in 2004, is part of DSST Public Schools, a network of several STEM campuses that is part of Denver Public Schools.

The decision to change the name emerged as many students came to believe that the Stapleton name no longer represented the rich and diverse community served by the school, the release said.

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