Colorado’s on-time graduation rate continued its slow increase this year, according to information released Thursday.
The state’s rate for students graduating in four years rose to 76.9 percent, up from 75.4 percent last year. The number of students dropping out also fell to its lowest point in a decade, to 2.5 percent. That’s down from 2.9 percent in 2012.
However, gaps in graduation rates persisted. Minority students continue to lag behind white students and female students outstrip their male peers in graduating from high school. (More details here).
To see how an individual school fared, search this Chalkbeat database.
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- Click any district name and hit Search to bring up all schools in that district and to bring up “district totals” encompassing all high schools.
- To compare schools, drag to select as many names as you’d like to see.
- Clicking the “Details” link brings up detailed information about gender and ethnicity gaps as well as completion rates which include students who received a GED or non-diploma certificates.
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- For data in a spreadsheet format and additional information, see the Colorado Department of Education website. CDE provides a color-coded map that provides an at-a-glance view of graduation rates for individual districts.