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The Class of 2012 Graduation Rate

The statewide on-time graduation rate for the class of 2012 increased to 75.4 percent. This marks a 1.5 percentage point increase over the on-time graduation of 73.9 percent for the class or 2011. An interactive map, as well as individual district, school, and statewide graduation data are available at

A graph of statewide graduation rates over the past six years is available at

The Annual Dropout Rate for the 2011-12 School Year

This is the state's sixth consecutive year for reducing (improving) its dropout rate. The 2011-12 dropout rate is 2.9 percent - a 0.1 percentage point improvement over the prior year. Colorado's public schools generated 488 fewer dropouts in 2011-12 than in the 2010-11 school year. Compared to the 2005-06 school year, when the dropout rate was 4.5 percent, the state generated 5,775 fewer dropouts in 2011-12. For more information and access to an interactive map of Colorado's school districts, visit .

View the CDE Press Release which accompanied the release of the new rates on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at .

Colorado Reengagement Study

Reengaging Dropouts in Colorado by Martha Abele Mac Iver and Anonia Wang

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