Index: Education / Subcategory: K-12 / Measure: Dropout Rates

Dropout Rates - Charts

Date Updated: 05/31/2013

What this chart shows: Dropout Rates in Larimer County by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 2006-07 to 2011-12

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

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What the above data tell us: Generally speaking, the dropout rates in Larimer County have been declining over the past six years. In the White student body population, the dropout rate for White males was slightly higher than for White females, which is also generally true for Hispanics. In 2007-08, the dropout rate for Hispanic female students rose nearly 15%, but then declined by more than 27% the next year.

Larimer County's school districts are predominantly comprised of White students, with Hispanics being the largest minority population. There are relatively few Native American, Asian, and Black students currently in attendance. These small population numbers mean that slight deviations in dropouts each year can have a disproportionate effect on the dropout rate.

Overall, Larimer County school districts have had a lower dropout rate than the state average for both White and Hispanic students.

NOTE: In May 2009, Governor Bill Ritter signed H.B. 09-1243 into law. The purpose of this legislation was to reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation/completion rates in Colorado. See the Colorado Department of Education's March 2010 report, Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement [pdf], for more information.

 

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What this chart shows: Dropout Rates in Poudre School District by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 2006-07 to 2011-12

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

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What the above data tell us: In general, dropout rates for the Poudre School District have declined for both White males and White females over the past six years. The overall trend for both Hispanic males and Hispanic females has been downward, although because of the smaller population base, there has been more volatility in the Hispanic rates.

NOTE: In May 2009, Governor Bill Ritter signed H.B. 09-1243 into law. The purpose of this legislation was to reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation/completion rates in Colorado. See the Colorado Department of Education's March 2010 report, Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement [pdf], for more information.

 

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What this chart shows: Dropout Rates in Thompson School District by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 2006-07 to 2011-12

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

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What the above data tell us: In general, the dropout rate for Whites has remained fairly stable over the last six school years in the Thompson School District, reaching a high of 2.7 for White males in 2006-07. There has been much more variation in the dropout rates for Hispanics students, although the actual number of Hispanic students who drop out each year is small enough to warrant caution in attributing significance to the rates.

NOTE: In May 2009, Governor Bill Ritter signed H.B. 09-1243 into law. The purpose of this legislation was to reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation/completion rates in Colorado. See the Colorado Department of Education's March 2010 report, Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement [pdf], for more information.

 

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What this chart shows: Dropout Rates in Park School District by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 2006-07 to 2011-12

Data Source: Colorado Department of Education

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What the above data tell us: Park School District has an ongoing transient population that affects the district's dropout rate. In addition, the Hispanic student population is relatively small, so one family with high school students leaving the area can disproportionately change the dropout rates. Between 2006-07 and 2011-12, the total number of Hispanic students reported as dropouts varied from none to six.

NOTE: In May 2009, Governor Bill Ritter signed H.B. 09-1243 into law. The purpose of this legislation was to reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation/completion rates in Colorado. See the Colorado Department of Education's March 2010 report, Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement [pdf], for more information.

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Data Tables:

Dropout Rates by Race/Ethnicity & Gender - Larimer County

Larimer County

Native American

Asian

Black

#

Rate

#

Rate

#

Rate

2006-07

13

5.2

4

0.8

11

3.2

2007-08

12

4.9

6

1.2

21

5.6

2008-09

13

5.2

3

0.6

16

4.1

2009-10

8

3.3

1

0.2

7

1.8

2010-11

6

3.8

4

0.8

14

5.1

2011-12

5

3.4

5

0.9

6

2.2

Continued

Larimer County

Hispanic

White

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

2006-07

89

5.8

83

5.4

208

2.2

178

2.0

2007-08

76

4.8

96

6.2

213

2.3

177

2.0

2008-09

80

5.0

71

4.5

137

1.5

121

1.4

2009-10

56

3.3

39

2.5

120

1.4

83

1.0

2010-11

56

3.1

55

3.3

115

1.4

91

1.1

2011-12

73

40

46

2.7

110

1.3

84

1.0

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Dropout Rates by Race/Ethnicity & Gender - Larimer County School Districts

Poudre

Native American

Asian

Black

#

Rate

#

Rate

#

Rate

2006-07

9

5.5

3

0.8

8

3.3

2007-08

7

4.4

3

0.8

13

4.9

2008-09

8

4.7

2

0.5

12

4.1

2009-10

5

3.2

1

0.2

7

1.8

2010-11

5

5.8

4

1.0

6

2.9

2011-12

4

4.9

5

1.2

4

2.0

Continued

Poudre

Hispanic

White

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

2006-07

51

5.2

53

5.6

108

2.0

105

2.0

2007-08

45

4.4

57

6.1

124

2.3

98

1.9

2008-09

48

4.6

37

3.8

58

1.1

56

1.1

2009-10

34

3.2

21

2.1

49

0.9

40

0.8

2010-11

27

2.5

36

3.4

47

0.9

48

1.0

2011-12

42

3.9

36

3.4

47

0.9

46

0.9

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Thompson

Native American

Asian

Black

#

Rate

#

Rate

#

Rate

2006-07

4

5.1

1

1.0

3

3.4

2007-08

4

5.1

3

2.7

8

8.3

2008-09

5

6.8

1

0.8

4

4.5

2009-10

3

3.8

0

0.0

3

3.4

2010-11

1

1.5

0

0.0

7

10.8

2011-12

1

1.6

0

0.0

2

2.9

Continued

Thompson

Hispanic

White

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

2006-07

38

7.5

30

5.5

96

2.7

71

2.1

2007-08

31

6.0

38

6.8

86

2.5

75

2.2

2008-09

32

6.2

31

6.0

77

2.3

61

1.8

2009-10

18

3.0

16

3.0

70

2.1

42

1.3

2010-11

27

4.2

16

2.9

64

2.1

42

1.4

2011-12

28

4.1

8

1.4

62

2.0

35

1.2

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Park

Native American

Asian

Black

#

Rate

#

Rate

#

Rate

2006-07

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

2007-08

1

12.5

0

0.0

0

0.0

2008-09

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

2009-10

0

0.0

0

0.0

1

8.3

2010-11

0

0.0

0

0.0

1

16.7

2011-12

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

Continued

Park

Hispanic

White

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

#
Males

Male Rate

#
Females

Female
Rate

2006-07

0

0.0

0

0.0

4

1.3

2

0.7

2007-08

0

0.0

1

2.0

3

1.1

4

1.5

2008-09

0

0.0

3

5.1

2

0.7

4

1.4

2009-10

4

6.6

2

3.6

1

0.4

1

0.4

2010-11

2

3.8

3

5.2

4

1.5

1

0.5

2011-12

3

6.7

2

3.4

1

0.4

3

1.5

See Chart