ERIC Number: ED428106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Graduation Rates for Class of 1998. Annual Dropout Rates for Grades 7-12. Suspension and Expulsion Rates 1997-98.
This report provides Colorado state summary tables and district reports of graduation rates, dropout rates, and suspension and expulsion rates for the Class of 1998. The Colorado graduate rate for the Class of 1998 is 80.1%, an increase of 1.6% points from the rate reported for the Class of 1997. This graduation rate represents all Colorado schools, including alternative schools. Thirty-four percent of all Colorado school districts had a graduate rate at or above 90% in 1998, a figure that was lower than that of 1995, when 38% of districts (66 districts) had a graduation rate at or above 90%. Female students continued to show a higher graduation rate than male students, and increases in graduation rate were seen for all ethnic groups, with the greatest increase for American Indian students and the smallest for White students. The dropout rate was 3.5% for the 1997-98 school year, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from 1996-97. Approximately one fourth of the 1997-98 dropouts (23.5%) returned to school the following year. In 1997-98, 50,355 students were suspended from Colorado schools. Most of these students were male, and 57.4% were white. The vast majority were suspended for detrimental behavior. Some 2,085 students were expelled in the school year, with about 82% of these being male, and about 54% white. A question-and-answer section summaries information about graduates, dropouts, suspensions, and expulsions. (Contains 14 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado