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Dropout Statistics

Interactive Dropout Data

This dashboard indicates the dropout rates by school district for the 2022-23 school year. Click the image 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.

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State of Colorado - Grand Totals

2022-23 Dropout Rate:

2.1% (9,665 dropouts reported)

2021-22 Dropout Rate:

2.2% (10,524 dropouts reported)

2020-21 Dropout Rate:

1.8% (8,292 dropouts reported)

2019-20 Dropout Rate:

1.8% (8,561 dropouts reported)


January 2024 CDE Press Release: Statewide four-year graduation rate continues to improve; Fewer students dropped out of school

Dropout Rates for the 2022-23 School Year

2021-2022 Dropout Statistics 2020-2021 Dropout Statistics 2019-2020 Dropout Statistics

Dropout Rate Calculation

Dropout Rate =

Number of dropouts during the school year


Total number of 7th-12th grade students that were part of the same membership base at any time during the school year

NOTE: Beginning in 2006-07, Colorado school districts could not report students as transfers unless an official request for the student’s educational records is received from the school in question. If this request is not received, the Colorado district is required to report the student as a dropout.

Special Considerations

Alternative Education Campuses (AECs): In the 2022-23 school year, there were 86 Alternative Education Campuses located across 44 local education agencies (districts, BOCES and CSI). At least 90% of the students served at AEC schools are considered at high risk of dropping out.

Additional Information