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

The district average is 87% compared to the state average of 77% and the national average of 78.2%. The graduation rate for all ethnic groups in Cherry Creek Schools tops 80%.

“We know we still have work to do to ensure success for every student,” said Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Harry Bull. “But these results show that the Cherry Creek School District is moving in the right direction in creating opportunities for every student to succeed.”

Hispanic graduation rates increased to 82% for a gain of 2.6%. The rate of African American students is 85%, up .9% from 2012.

American Indian/Alaska native students showed the most improvement with an on-time graduation rate of 87%, up 7% from 2012.

Asian students posted graduations rates of 94%, White students, 88%, and those identifying as belonging to two or more races, 87%.

The completer rates for all students who take more than four years to finish high school or take the GED test to receive a certificate, is 88.9%

The dropout rate for the Cherry Creek School District fell to 1.5%, down 0.5% in 2012. The state average is 2.5% a decrease of 0.4% over last year.

The dropout rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who dropped out during the 2012-2013 school year by the total number of students who stayed in school and graduated.

Posted January 28, 2014.
Posted 1/28/2014 1:09 PM
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