ERIC Number: ED401325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pupil Membership and Related Information, Fall 1995.
Information used to prepare this publication was collected from Colorado's school districts. In fall 1995 there were 656,279 students in Colorado's 176 school districts, an increase of 2.5% over the fall membership of the previous year. Beginning with fall 1990, each year's membership has surpassed that of the previous peak of 1972. Membership continues to rise in both elementary and secondary grades. Between 1991 and 1995 fall membership in public schools increased by 31,542 (21.2%) for minority students and 31,707 (7.1%) for white students. Native Americans, Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics represented 27.5% of the fall 1995 student membership, while these same groups made up 9.0% of the state's teachers. The 10 largest school districts in the state increased their membership by 2.6%, and they accounted for 54.5% of total student membership. The Denver metropolitan area had 53.5% of the state's total student public school membership. The fall 1995 pupil/teacher ratio of 18.5 to 1 increased from the 18.4 to 1 ratio of fall 1994. The graduation rate for the Class of 1995 was 77.4%, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points from the rate of the Class of 1994. These data and others are presented in three illustrations (graphs) and nine tables. (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Average Daily Membership, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Public Schools, School Districts, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio, Urban Schools, White Students
Colorado Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado