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Ten Largest Districts

From fall 1990 (574,213) to fall 2000 (724,508) Colorado’s public school membership increased by 150,295 students (26.2 percent). Colorado’s ten largest school districts increased their membership by 88,785 students (28.5 percent) during that same period. The ten largest districts account for 400,267 students (55.3 percent) of the State’s fall 2000 public school membership.

District

1990 Enrollment

      

District

2000 Enrollment

      

Number Increase

Percent Increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson County R-1

76,275

 

Jefferson County R-1

87,703

 

11,428

15.0%

Denver County 1

59,013

 

Denver County 1

70,847

 

11,834

20.1%

Cherry Creek 5

29,210

 

Cherry Creek 5

42,320

 

13,110

44.9%

Douglas County RE 1

13,125

 

Douglas County RE 1

34,918

 

21,793

166.0%

Colorado Springs 11

30,009

 

Colorado Springs 11

32,699

 

2,690

9.0%

Adams-Arapahoe 28J

25,897

 

Adams-Arapahoe 28J

30,453

 

4,556

17.6%

Northglenn-Thornton 12

20,838

 

Northglenn-Thornton 12

30,079

 

9,241

44.3%

Boulder Valley RE-2

21,502

 

Boulder Valley RE-2

27,508

 

6,006

27.9%

Poudre R-1

18,589

 

Poudre R-1

24,052

 

5,463

29.4%

Mesa County Valley 51

17,024

 

Mesa County Valley 51

19,688

 

2,664

15.6%

 

311,482

 

 

400,267

 

88,785

28.5%

 

For additional information, E-Mail: Annette Severson

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