State officials have released new four-year graduation rates for Colorado high schools, using a formula now required under federal law.

The new “on-time” graduation rate for the state’s spring 2010 high school graduates is 72.4 percent, slightly lower than the rate would have been – 73.3 percent – if calculated under the old formula.

Click in the search boxes below to see the new – and old – rates for your school and district in 2009 and 2010. For more information, read the EdNews’ story, “Graduating on time, but not college-ready.”

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  • What’s the key difference between the new and old graduation rate calculations? The new formula is a four-year or “on-time” rate, considering only those students who entered high school four years previously. Under the old formula, students who took longer to graduate were included.
  • Click any district name and hit Search to bring up all schools in that district and to bring up “district totals” encompassing all high schools.
  • To compare schools or districts, hit “Ctrl” and click on as many names as you’d like to see.
  • Clicking the “Details” button brings up more information about the numbers behind the new 2010 rates, plus data on “completers” – students who earn certificates or GEDs.
  • Can’t find a school? Think your school data is in error? Email us at EdNews@EdNewsColorado.org and we’ll check it out.
  • If you prefer your data in spreadsheet format, click on this Colorado Department of Education graduation rate link.

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