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October 2000 Public School Membership

TO: Colorado School Districts
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services
Colorado Department of Education Staff
Other Interested Persons

FROM: Research and Evaluation Unit

DATE: January 3, 2001

RE: October 2000 Public School Membership

Attached are summary tables showing current October membership counts and trends for selected years.

The October 2000 Colorado public school membership (724,508) increased by 16,399 students. This is a 2.3 percent increase over fall 1999.

During the last five years the following ten counties had increases in their pupil membership of one thousand or more students.

PERCENT COUNT
FALL FALL CHANGE CHANGE
1996 2000 FROM FROM
COUNTY PUPILS PUPILS 1996 1996
Douglas 24,495 34,918 42.6 10,423
El Paso 86,396 94,012 8.8 7,616
Arapahoe 88,875 96,485 8.6 7,610
Adams 54,398 60,663 11.5 6,265
Denver 66,331 70,847 6.8 4,516
Boulder 43,107 47,128 9.3 4,021
Weld 26,752 30,411 13.7 3,659
Larimer 37,058 40,172 8.4 3,114
Pueblo 23,624 24,858 5.2 1,234
Jefferson 86,670 87,803 1.2 1,033

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jan Rose Petro at 303-866-6838 (e-mail: petro_j@cde.state.co.us)

Please visit the following link if you haven't downloaded documents via the Web...

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Pupil Counts by Grade - A PDF Document (See Note Above)

Pupil Counts and Percent of Pupils by Racial/Ethnic Group - A PDF Document (See Note Above)

Pupil Count Trends 1980 to 2000 - A PDF Document (See Note Above)

For additional information, E-Mail: Annette Severson

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