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Colorado’s High School Graduation Rates Continue To Climb, But Disparities Still Exist

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Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 80.7 percent for the class of 2018 — up 1.7 points from the previous year.

And statewide, the dropout rate is the lowest ever.

“The continued improvement of our graduation rate is a testament to all the hard work being done in schools across the state by students, parents and teachers,” Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes said.

This year’s rates include students who have qualified for graduation but are remaining in school to participate in a program that allows students to take college courses during a fifth year of high school.

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-Jenny Brundin 

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