Dropout Prevention & Student Engagement
Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement is dedicated to strengthening, coordinating and aligning resources to reduce the Colorado dropout rate and ensure graduation and school completion and will advance efforts across the state to support planning and implementation of effective practices at the local level. The Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement Unit includes six programs and initiatives and in 2010-11 represents over $31 million in funding to support districts, schools, educators and students.
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Colorado Continues to Make Steady Gains on the Graduation Rate
Data released Thursday, January 24, 2013 by the Colorado Department of Education shows the statewide on-time graduation rate for the class of 2012 increased 1.5 percentage points to 75.4 percent as compared to last year. The on-time graduation rate stood at 73.9 percent for the class of 2011.
Individual school, district, and statewide data are
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The Class of 2012 Graduation Rate
The statewide on-time graduation rate for the class of 2012 increased to 75.4 percent. This marks a 1.5 percentage point increase over the on-time graduation of 73.9 percent for the class or 2011. An interactive map, as well as individual district, school, and statewide graduation data are available at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/gradcurrent.htm .
A graph of statewide graduation rates over the past six years is available at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/gradcurrenthistoryhtm .
The Annual Dropout Rate for the 2011-12 School Year
This is the state's sixth consecutive year for reducing (improving) its dropout rate. The 2011-12 dropout rate is 2.9 percent - a 0.1 percentage point improvement over the prior year. Colorado's public schools generated 488 fewer dropouts in 2011-12 than in the 2010-11 school year. Compared to the 2005-06 school year, when the dropout rate was 4.5 percent, the state generated 5,775 fewer dropouts in 2011-12. For more information and access to an interactive map of Colorado's school districts, visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/dropoutcurrenthistory.htm .
View the CDE Press Release which accompanied the release of the new rates on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at http://www.cde.state.co.us/Communications/Releases/20130124grad_dropout%20rate.html .