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District 6 graduation rate exceeds state average

The on-time graduation rate for Greeley-Evans School District 6 seniors has gone up again for the seventh straight year, exceeding the state average by more than two percentage points.


The 2022 graduation rates for Colorado school districts were released by the Colorado Department of Education today. The on-time graduation rate for District 6 is 84.6 percent, up from 84.1 percent in 2021, and exceeding the state average of 82.3 percent. A total of 1,341 students graduated from District 6 schools in 2022, up from 1,264 in 2021.


In 2015, the District 6 on-time graduation rate was 76.9 percent. Since then, Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch has helped lead the implementation of two strategic plans that make personalized learning and high school graduation a top priority. 


“It is essential for the success of our students, our community and our nation that all students graduate high school with a clear plan for their future,” Dr. Pilch said. “Our Strategic Plan,  Innovation2030, focuses on providing a personalized learning experience for all students to keep them engaged in their education and ensure they are college and career ready when they graduate.”


District 6 also exceeds the state graduation rate for Caucasian, Latino and Black students, for students who live in economically disadvantaged households, for students in special education, for students with limited English language skills, for students identified as gifted and talented, for students experiencing homelessness and more.


Ensuring that all students graduate on-time, ready for their future, is continuing work in District 6.


 “Every student can and should graduate on time. We just need to ensure they have the right support, and partner with our families and communities, so they cross the finish line,” said Dr. Pilch. “We are proud of our students and our staff who work so hard everyday to make sure this happens.”


The dropout rate for District 6 is went up slightly in 2022 to 2.1 percent, from 1.7 percent in 2021. 


Here are the graduation rates by school in District 6:


  • District 6 Online Academy: 80.8 percent

  • Early College Academy: 98.1 percent

  • Greeley Central High School: 90.5 percent

  • Greeley West High School: 90.7 percent

  • Jefferson High School/Greeley-Evans Alternative Program: 55.9 percent

  • Northridge High School: 90.1 percent

  • Frontier Academy High School: 100 percent

  • Union Colony Preparatory: 90.9 percent

  • University High School: 96.7 percent