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Graduation Data for the Class of 2011-12 (py)

On-Time Graduation Rate by District - Class of 2012

Below is a map indicating the graduation rates by school district for the 2011-2012 school year. Drag your mouse over a school district and click to view the district graduation rate and special considerations.

State of Colorado - Grand Totals

Class of 2012
On-time graduation rate: 75.4%

Class of 2011
On-time graduation rate: 73.9%
5-year graduation rate: 78.7%

Class of 2010
On time graduation rate: 72.4%
5-year graduation rate: 77.1%
6-year graduation rate: 78.5%

Special Considerations:

  • Small districts - 43 of Colorado's 183 school districts had a 2012 graduation cohort base (students who could have potentially graduated as part of the class of 2012) of 15 or fewer students.

  • Additional years to graduate - Historically (using the Class of 2010), the 5-year graduation rate for the state has been 4.7 percentage points higher than the on-time graduation rate. The 6-year graduation rate for the state has been 6.1 percentage points higher than the on-time graduation rate.

  • GED recipients and other non-graduating completers - The 2011 on-time completion rate for the state is 2.9 percentage points higher than the on-time graduation rate. The completion rate includes all graduates plus students who receive a GED or certificate of completion.

  • ASCENT (Concurrent Enrollment) - 32 Colorado school districts were approved to offer the Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) program in 2011-12. 19 of those school districts reported serving at least one student under the program. ASCENT students are not counted as on-time graduates because they complete a fifth year of public high school while taking higher education coursework.

The four-year on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2012 was 75.4 percent, which amounts to a 1.5 percentage point increase from the 2010-11 rate of 73.9 percent. The four-year formula, adopted in 2009-10, defines “on time” as only those students who graduate from high school four years after transitioning from eighth grade. It is important to note that this new formula yields a rate that cannot be compared directly with data prior to 2009-10. With the old system, students who took longer than four years to graduate were factored into the formula calculating a graduation rate. Under this four-year “on-time” formula, a student is assigned an unchanging anticipated year of graduation (AYG) when they transition from eighth grade. The anticipated year of graduation is assigned by adding four years to the year that a student transitions from eighth grade. In other words, the formula anticipates that a student transitioning from eighth grade at the end of the 2010 school year and, subsequently, entering ninth grade in fall 2010 will graduate with the Class of 2014. For more information on the change in calculation rate, please see the link below.

CDE Press Release - New Federal Formula Figures Four-Year "On-Time" Graduation Rate For Colorado

Graduation Rates for the Class of 2012

Four-Year “on-time” Graduation Rate Calculation=

Number of students receiving a regular diploma within four years of transitioning from 8th grade during the 2011-12 school year


(Number of students transitioning from 8th grade at the end of the 2007-08 school year) + (Number of transfers in) – (Number of verified transfers out)

NOTE: In the interest of tracking student success, students are assigned an Anticipated Year of Graduation from the time that they successfully complete eighth grade. Therefore, while most students return to school after eighth grade, Colorado districts are also held accountable for students who never attend ninth grade.

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.

 

Completion Rates for the Class of 2012

The completion counts and rates include all students who graduate on-time with a regular diploma plus students who complete on-time with a GED or non-diploma certificate. It is important to note that graduates are included in the completer count and rate, therefore the completion counts and rates for any school or district will be greater than or equal to the graduation rate. The calculation still utilizes the “on-time” formula. Under this four-year “on-time” formula, a student is assigned an unchanging anticipated year of graduation (AYG) when they transition from eighth grade. The anticipated year of graduation is assigned by adding four years to the year that a student transitions from eighth grade. The four-year formula defines “on time” as only those students who graduate from high school with a diploma or complete with a non-diploma certificate or GED four years after transitioning from eighth grade.

Four-Year “on-time” Completion Rate Calculation=

Number of students receiving a regular diploma plus those completing with a non-diploma certificate or GED within four years of transitioning from 8th grade during the 2011-12 school year


(Number of students transitioning from 8th grade at the end of the 2007-08 school year) + (Number of transfers in) – (Number of verified transfers out)

District Level Data

School Level Data

Early Graduates and Completers

Still Enrolled Rates

District Level Data: 5-Year Graduation Rates

School Level Data: 5-Year Graduation Rates

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