ERIC Number: ED397103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Graduation Rates for Class of 1995. Annual Dropout Rates for Grades 7-12. Suspension and Expulsion Rates 1994-95.
Keith, Jo Ann; Wamboldt, Martina
This report provides state summary tables and district reports of graduation rates, dropout rates, and suspension and expulsion rates. The Colorado graduation rate for the class of 1995 was 77.4%, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points from the rate reported for the class of 1994. Computation of this rate included the 53 alternative and second-chance schools in the state. In 66 districts, the graduation rate was at or above 90%. Female students continued to exhibit a higher graduation rate than male students. The modest increases that were reflected in the graduation rates for minority students from 1991 to 1993 were lower in 1995 than the rates reported in 1991, with the greatest decline (5.7%) among Hispanic Americans. The dropout rate for the 1994-95 school year was 4.4%, an increase of 0.1% from 1993-94. Figures from 1993-94 indicated that about one-third of dropouts returned to school the following year. The total number of students expelled from Colorado schools in 1994-95 was 1,661, with 40% of the expulsions due to detrimental behavior. The state's public schools reported 68,135 total suspensions, involving 47,072 elementary and secondary school students. White males were the students most commonly expelled. A question-and-answer section summarizes information about graduates, dropouts, and students suspended or expelled. (Contains 14 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.