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2016-2017 Dropout Statistics

This dashboard indicates the dropout rates by school district for the 2016-2017 school year. Click to access, then hover your mouse over a school district to view additional information and special considerations. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.





State of Colorado - Grand Totals


2016-17 Dropout Rate:

2.3% (10,421 dropouts reported)


2015-16 Dropout Rate:

2.3% (10,530 dropouts reported)


2014-15 Dropout Rate:

2.5% (11,114 dropouts reported)


Special Considerations

Small Districts: 40 of Colorado's 185 school districts enrolled fewer than 100 students in 7th - 12th grade during the 2016-17 year.

Alternative Education Campuses (AECs): In the 2016-2017 school year, there were 91 Alternative Education Campuses located in 45 local education agencies (districts, BOCES and CSI). Over 90% of the students served at AEC schools are considered at high risk of dropping out.



Dropout Rate Calculation

Dropout Rate =

Number of dropouts during the 2016-17 School Year


Total number of students that were part of the same membership base at any time during the 2016–17 School Year




Please see the Dropout Prevention website for more information.

For additional information, E-Mail: Amanda Callinan

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