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Cherry Creek School District graduation rates continue to surpass state and national averages
More than 87% of Cherry Creek seniors graduated high school in 2012 in four years, up from 84% in 2011. Statewide, the overall, on-time graduation rate for 2012 is 75% and at nearly 72% nationwide.

While all ethnic groups showed gains from the previous year, the on-time graduation rate for Hispanic students rose more than 5% to 79%. African American students gained one point to reach 84%.

Statewide, the graduation rate is 66% percent for black students and 62.5% for Hispanic students.

White students also saw gains of nearly 3% to reach more than 89%. The rate for Asian students rose slightly to 90%.

“These numbers show us that we are moving in the right direction and serving the needs of all our students, regardless of race, poverty, language and mobility,” Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Mary Chesley said. “Still, we must use this momentum to continue our work until every student can receive a high school diploma that shows they are college and work ready.” 

Cherry Creek School District Demographics:
•    American Indian/Alaska Native: .5%
•    Asian: 8%
•    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: .3%
•    African American: 12%
•    Hispanic: 18%
•    White: 56%
•    Two or more races: 5%
•    27% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch
Posted 2/4/2013 9:24 AM
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