ERIC Number: ED412248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Graduation Rates for the Class of 1996. Annual Dropout Rates for Grades 7-12. Suspension and Expulsion Rates, 1995-96.
This report presents information in a series of tables about graduation and dropout rates in Colorado in 1996 and suspension and expulsion rates in 1995-96. The 1996 graduation rate is a 4-year rate based on students who began ninth grade in 1992-93 as reported by school districts. The graduation rate for the Class of 1996 is 77.7%, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the rate reported for the Class of 1995. This rate represents all Colorado schools, including alternative schools for high-risk students. In 69 school districts, of 38% of all state districts,the graduation rate was at or above 90% in 1996. This was lower than for the Class of 1993, when 48% of districts had a graduation rate at or above 90%. The dropout rate is an annual rate reflecting the percentage of all students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 who leave school during the reporting period and are not known to transfer to other schools. The dropout rate for 1995-96 was 4.0%, an increase of 0.4% from 1994-95. This is based on a total membership of 326,555, of whom 12,949 students dropped out. In 1995-96, 29.1% of the previous year's dropouts returned to school. The 1994-95 school year was the first in which suspension and expulsion data were collected in a standard format. In 1995-96, 72.5% of the 49,558 students suspended were male, and 58.2% were white. Males made up 79.6% of the expulsions, and 55.5% of these students were white. Figures are given for other ethnic groups and school grade levels. (Contains 14 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Ethnic Groups, Expulsion, Graduation, High School Graduates, High Schools, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, School Districts, Suspension, Tables (Data)
Colorado State Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado