Fast Fact – June 3, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 3, 2022

In the 2020-21 school year, Colorado’s overall dropout rate remained the same as the previous year, with 1.8% of students dropping out of grades seven through 12. While 54 districts reported 0% of students dropping out, districts including Adams 14, Deer Trail 26J, Falcon 49, Las Animas RE-1 and Plateau Valley 50 saw dropout rates three to six times higher than the state average. Research demonstrates that attaining a high school diploma is associated with future economic prosperity, better health outcomes and overall benefits to population health. To learn more about dropout rates across Colorado school districts, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.