ERIC Number: ED429105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Pupil Membership and Related Information, Fall 1998.
Information is provided about student membership in the Colorado public schools in 1998. In fall 1998, there were 699,135 students in Colorado's public schools, an increase of 11,968 students (1.7%) from fall 1997. Fall membership grew by 58,614 students (9.2%) from fall 1994 to fall 1998. Beginning in fall 1990, membership each year has surpassed the previous membership peak of 1972, recovering form a downward trend between 1972 and 1983. Membership continues to rise in both elementary and secondary grades, and continues to grow for minority students. In fall 1998, Native Americans, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics represented 29.4% of the student membership. Enrollment continued to increase in the state's 10 largest school districts, and those 10 districts accounted for 55.2% of the total student membership in fall 1998. The Denver Metropolitan Area includes 380,233 students, 54.4% of the state's total student population. The graduation rate for the class of 1998 was 80.1%, an increase of 1.5% from rates reported for the class of 1997. Student membership data is reported in 11 tables. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Public Schools, Tables (Data), Urban Schools
Colorado Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado