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CCSD graduation rates above state and national averages

Overland graduates waiting in line for their diplomas. 

The Cherry Creek School District continues to surpass state and national averages for on-time graduation rates.

The district average is 87.2% compared to the state average of 77.3% and the national average of 81%. The graduation rate for all ethnic groups in Cherry Creek Schools tops 80%.

Hispanic students showed a gain of 6.3 points up to 85.8% since 2012. Asian students gained 4.4% percentage points up to 95.2% during the same time period.

Performance remained stable for African American students at 84.2% and for American Indian students at 80%.

There was a slight decline for white students and students who identify as belonging to two or more races at 87.6% and 81.35% respectively.

Six of the Cherry Creek School District high schools posted graduation rates of more than 80%. The state also calculates the seven-year completion rate which topped 90% for four of the seven high schools.

The district's seventh high school, Endeavor Academy, is in its first year of operation and will receive the first official graduation rates from the Colorado Department of Education in January of 2017.

"We know that for some students the gift of time can greatly improve their chances to be successful," Assistant Superintendent Dr. Judy Skupa said.

The dropout rate fell to 1.4% compared to the statewide average of 2.5%.

"The school district received the data at the same time it was released to the public," Skupa said. "We will begin drilling down into the numbers to see the causes of the increases and declines for all our ethnic groups. Then we will know what we need to build on to see increases across the board."


Read more about Cherry Creek School District graduates:

Endeavor Academy celebrates first graduation ceremony

Students tell stories of overcoming adversity on the path to graduation



Posted 1/27/2016 9:26 AM
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