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Annual Dropout Rate by District and School - 2011-12 School Year

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

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State of Colorado - Grand Totals

2011-12 Dropout Rate: 2.9% (12,256 dropouts reported)
2010-11 Dropout Rate: 3.0% (12,744 dropouts reported)
2009-10 Dropout Rate: 3.1% (13,147 dropouts reported)

Average annual change in dropout rate over past 3 years (negative indicates improvement): - 0.1 percentage points

Special Considerations:

  • 1: Small Districts: 33 of Colorado's 183 school districts enrolled fewer than 100 7th - 12th grade students during the 2011-12 year.
  • 2: Alternative Education Campuses: 39 of Colorado's 183 school districts operated one or more schools with an Alternative Education Campus designation in 2011-12. Over 95% of the students served at AEC schools are considered at high risk of dropping out.

Dropout Rates for the 2011-12 School Year

The Dropout Rate Calculation:

(Number of dropouts during the 2011-12 School Year) divided by (Total number of students that were part of the same membership base at any time during the 2011 – 12 School Year)

District Level Data

School Level Data

Additional Information

For additional information, email Kevin Smith