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The 25 Colorado School Districts With the Highest Dropout Rates

The 25 Colorado School Districts With the Highest Dropout Rates
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Number 25
County: Eagle
Organization: Eagle County RE 50
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 396
Total Dropouts: 40
Total Dropout Rate: 10.10 percent

Number 24
County: Mesa
Organization: Plateau Valley 50
District: District 1 (Including Alternative Schools)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 483
Total Dropouts: 52
Total Dropout Rate: 10.80 percent

Number 23
County: Adams
Organization: Adams 12 Five-Star Schools
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 1,246
Total Dropouts: 144
Total Dropout Rate: 11.60 percent

Number 22
County: Weld
Organization: Greeley 6
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 796
Total Dropouts: 93
Total Dropout Rate: 11.70 percent

Number 21
County: Chaffee
Organization: Salida R-32
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 42
Total Dropouts: 5
Total Dropout Rate: 11.90 percent

Number 20
County: La Plata
Organization: Durango 9-R
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 113
Total Dropouts: 14
Total Dropout Rate: 12.40 percent

Number 19
County: Elbert
Organization: Elizabeth C-1
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 61
Total Dropouts: 8
Total Dropout Rate: 13.10 percent

Number 18
County: Alamosa
Organization: Alamosa RE-11J
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 115
Total Dropouts: 16
Total Dropout Rate: 13.90 percent

Number 17
County: Saguache
Organization: Center 26-JT
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 14
Total Dropouts: 2
Total Dropout Rate: 14.30 percent

Number 16
County: Jefferson
Organization: Jefferson County R-1
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 1,413
Total Dropouts: 204
Total Dropout Rate: 14.40 percent

Number 15
County: Arapahoe
Organization: Englewood 1
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 401
Total Dropouts: 58
Total Dropout Rate: 14.50 percent

Number 14 (tie)
County: Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Organization: Colorado Digital BOCES
District: District 2 (Excluding Alternative Schools)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 2,196
Total Dropouts: 339
Total Dropout Rate: 15.40 percent

Number 14 (tie)
County: Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Organization: Colorado Digital BOCES
District: District 1 (Including Alternative Schools)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 2,196
Total Dropouts: 339
Total Dropout Rate: 15.40 percent

Number 12
County: Mesa
Organization: Plateau Valley 50
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 301
Total Dropouts: 50
Total Dropout Rate: 16.60 percent

Number 11
County: Chaffee
Organization: Buena Vista R-31
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 57
Total Dropouts: 10
Total Dropout Rate: 17.50 percent

Number 10
County: Adams
Organization: School District 27-J
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 334
Total Dropouts: 59
Total Dropout Rate: 17.70 percent

Number 9
County: Montezuma
Organization: Montezuma-Cortez RE-1
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 187
Total Dropouts: 36
Total Dropout Rate: 19.30 percent

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Number 8
County: Denver
Organization: Denver County 1
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 4,401
Total Dropouts: 939
Total Dropout Rate: 21.30 percent

Number 7
County: Mesa
Organization: Mesa County Valley 51
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 546
Total Dropouts: 128
Total Dropout Rate: 23.40 percent

Number 6
County: El Paso
Organization: Falcon 49
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 4,761
Total Dropouts: 1,186
Total Dropout Rate: 24.90 percent

Number 5
County: Boulder
Organization: St. Vrain Valley RE-1J
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 218
Total Dropouts: 56
Total Dropout Rate: 25.70 percent

Number 4
County: Adams
Organization: Strasburg 31-J
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 15
Total Dropouts: 4
Total Dropout Rate: 26.70 percent

Number 3 (tie)
County: Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Organization: Centennial BOCES
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 232
Total Dropouts: 62
Total Dropout Rate: 26.70 percent

Number 3 (tie)
County: Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
Organization: Centennial BOCES
District: District 1 (Including Alternative Schools)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 232
Total Dropouts: 62
Total Dropout Rate: 26.70 percent

Number 1
County: Adams
Organization: Adams County 14
District: District 3 (Alternative Schools Only)
Grade: All
Total Pupil Count: 349
Total Dropouts: 112
Total Dropout Rate: 32.10 percent
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