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Annual Dropout Rate by District - 2015-16 School Year

This dashboard indicates the dropout rates by school district for the 2015-2016 school year. Click to access, then hover your mouse over a school district to view additional information and special considerations. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page here for more information.

Click the map for interactive dropout data.

State of Colorado - Grand Totals

2015-16 Dropout Rate:

2.3% (10,530 dropouts reported)

2014-15 Dropout Rate:

2.5% (11,114 dropouts reported)

2013-14 Dropout Rate:

2.4% (10,546 dropouts reported)

Special Considerations

Small Districts: 39 of Colorado's 185 school districts enrolled fewer than 100 students in 7th - 12th grade during the 2015-16 year.

Alternative Education Campuses (AECs): In the 2015-2016 school year, there were 86 Alternative Education Campuses located in 46 local education agencies (districts, BOCES and CSI). Over 95% of the students served at AEC schools are considered at high risk of dropping out.

Dropout Rate Calculation

Dropout Rate =

Number of dropouts during the 2015-16 School Year


Total number of students that were part of the same membership base at any time during the 2015–16 School Year


Please see the Dropout Prevention website for more information.