The Colorado Department of Education released graduation and dropout rates for school districts across the state on Wednesday, January 16, and it was good news for Boulder Valley School District.
The four-year on-time graduation rate in BVSD for the 2017-2018 School Year increased to 92.1 percent, up from 91.3 percent last year. This included increases for students identified as Asian, Black, Hispanic, White, and Two or More Races, as well as Students with Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, and Gifted and Talented. Last year’s rate, however, is below the District’s historic high mark of 92.5 percent set in 2015-2016. The statewide on-time graduation rate is 80.7 percent.
Additionally, the district’s dropout rate held steady at 0.6 percent, while the the state average was 2.2 percent. The dropout rate is calculated based on all students enrolled within the district between 7th and 12th grade for the current year.