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District 6 graduation rate exceeds state average

Graduation rates for Colorado school districts were released by the Colorado Department of Education today, and for the second year in a row, Greeley-Evans School District 6 has exceeded the state average for the number of students graduating within four years of starting high school.


The 2019 on-time graduation rate for District 6 is 81.7 percent, exceeding the state average of 81.1 percent. The completion rate for District 6 – which includes students who take longer than four years to graduate – is 84.2 percent. A total of 1,298 students graduated from District 6 high schools in May 2019.


The 2019 graduation rate is slightly better than the 2018 on-time graduation rate of 81.5 percent and is a significant increase over the 2017 graduation rate of 78.7 percent.


“We are moving in the right direction. We still have significant work to do to ensure all our students graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful in college or a career and we are making progress in reaching our goals,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “I appreciate all the work our staff is doing to engage students and ensure they graduate on time.”


District 6 also exceeds the state graduation rate for Caucasian, Latino and Black students, for students who live in economically disadvantaged households, for students with limited English language skills, for migrant students, for students with disabilities and for or students identified as gifted and talented.


“Overall, District 6 continues to beat the odds and out-perform many districts with similar demographics,” Dr. Pilch said. “We know the importance of continuing to increase our on-time graduation rate and we are implementing new strategies to ensure all our students graduate high school with the skills they need to enter a career or college.”


District 6 also maintained its dropout rate of 2 percent. This rate was 2 percent in 2018 and 2.3 percent in 2017. The state average dropout rate is 2 percent.


Here is the graduation rate by school in District 6:

  • Greeley Central High School: 91.7 percent
  • Early College Academy: 100 percent
  • Jefferson High School/Greeley-Evans Alternative Program: 52.3 percent
  • Northridge High School: 84.6 percent
  • Greeley West High School: 82.2 percent
  • Frontier Academy High School: 97.6 percent
  • Union Colony Preparatory: 86.2 percent
  • University High School: 100 percent