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DCSD Graduation Rate Reaches 90.1%

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.1 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2016 earned nearly $68 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.1 percent in 2016.

The state’s graduation rate also improved. Colorado’s on-time graduation rate for 2016 is 78.9 percent. 

There was a change in the formula used by CDE to calculate graduation rates beginning with the class of 2010. Data from prior years was adjusted to reflect the change in calculation. Below is a historical look at graduation rates in DCSD, with the adjusted rates for graduates prior to 2010:

DCSD CLASS OF:

  • 2007 – 86.5%
  • 2008 – 87.1%
  • 2009 – 81.9%
  • 2010 – 83.1%
  • 2011 – 84.2%
  • 2012 – 87.4%
  • 2013 – 88.8%
  • 2014 – 88.9%
  • 2015 – 90.0%
  • 2016 – 90.1%

Visit CDE's interactive graduation data site

January 19, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Schools

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.