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De Beque School District 49-JT
Deer Trail School District 26J
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Delta County School District 50J
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Durango School District 9-R
Eads School District RE-1
Eagle County School District RE 50
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East Otero School District R-1
Eaton School District RE-2
Edison School District 54-JT
Elbert School District 200
Elizabeth School District C-1
Ellicott School District 22
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Falcon School District 49
Florence School District RE-2
Fort Morgan School District RE-3
Fountain School District 8
Fowler School District R-4J
Frenchman School District RE-3
Garfield County School District 16
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Gilpin County School District RE-1
Granada School District RE-1
Greeley School District 6
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Holly School District RE-3
Holyoke School District RE-1J
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Idalia School District RJ-3
Ignacio School District 11-JT
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Miami-Yoder School District 60-JT
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Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Montrose County School District RE-1J
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Mountain Valley School District RE-1
North Conejos School District RE-1J
Northglenn-Thornton School District 12
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Otis School District R-3
Ouray School District R-1
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Park School District R-3
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Peyton School District 23-JT
Plainview School District RE-2
Plateau School District RE-5
Plateau Valley School District 50
Platte Canyon School District 1
Platte Valley School District RE-3
Platte Valley School District RE-7
Poudre School District R-1
Prairie School District RE-11
Primero Reorganized School District 2
Pritchett School District RE-3
Pueblo City School District 60
Pueblo County School District 70
Rangely School District RE-4
Ridgway School District R-2
Roaring Fork School District RE-1
Rocky Ford School District R-2
Salida School District R-32
Sanford School District 6J
Sangre de Cristo School District RE-22J
SAN JUAN BOCES District
Sargent School District RE-33J
Sheridan School District 2
Sierra Grande School District R-30
Silverton School District 1
South Conejos School District RE-10
South Routt School District RE-3
Springfield School District RE-4
State Charter School Institute District
Steamboat Springs School District RE-2
Strasburg School District 31J
Stratton School District R-4
St. Vrain Valley School District RE 1J
Summit School District RE-1
Swink School District 33
Telluride School District R-1
Thompson School District R-2J
Trinidad School District 1
Valley School District RE-1
Vilas School District RE-5
Walsh School District RE-1
Weld County School District RE-1
Weld County School District RE-8
Weldon Valley School District RE-20J
West End School District RE-2
West Grand School District 1-JT
Westminster School District 50
Widefield School District 3
Wiggins School District RE-50J
Wiley School District RE-13-JT
Windsor School District RE-4
Woodland Park School District RE-2
Woodlin School District R-104
Wray School District RD-2
Yuma School District 1
Colorado Composition
The Racial Divide

ProPublica has found that in states across the country, Black and Hispanic students are, on average, less likely to be selected for gifted programs and take AP courses than their white peers. They are also more likely, on average, to be suspended and expelled. Explore if disparities exist at this school across all racial groups. The first scores shown below are for racial groups with the highest disparities. We don’t show disparity scores between racial groups that represent less than 2.5 percent of a state’s enrollment.

Opportunity

2x

White students are 2 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Hispanic students

White students are 1.4 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Black students.

Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students are 1.5 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as White students.

White students are 1.2 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as students of Two or More Races.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White students enrolled at least one AP class is not available.

Discipline

3.3x

Black students are 3.3 times as likely to be suspended as White students

Hispanic students are 1.7 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

White students are 1.4 times as likely to be suspended as Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students.

students of Two or More Races are 1.9 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White student suspensions is not available.

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Opportunity

States offer a variety of curricula and enrichment programs. Explore what advanced courses and specialized staff members are available for students in this state.


AP Course Composition

Gifted & Talented Composition

This State

National

Students

46% Nonwhite Students

42% Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch

79% High School Graduation Rate

21% Students Taking an AP Course

54K students

8% Students in a Gifted & Talented Program

71.3K students

24% Students Taking the SAT or ACT

58.4K students

14% Students Enrolled in Physics

37.1K students

18% Students Enrolled in Advanced Math

46.2K students

21% Students Enrolled in Geometry

55.8K students

28% Students Enrolled in Biology

74.5K students

20% Students Enrolled in Chemistry

52.5K students

5% Students Enrolled in Calculus

12.8K students

2%Students Enrolled in 8th-Grade Algebra

19.4K students

Teachers & Resources

17.3 Students for Every Teacher

17% Inexperienced Teachers

28% Chronically Absent Teachers

(Missed more than 10 days in a 180-day school year)

9.3 Average Number of AP Courses

3.1 Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors per 1000 students

318 Schools With Credit Recovery Programs

347 Schools With Dual Enrollment Programs

1,591 Schools With Gifted & Talented Programs

34 Schools With International Baccalaureates

This State

National

Discipline

States differ in how they discipline students. Explore how often this state punishes its students with suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishment.


Out-of-School Suspension Composition

Expulsion Composition

This State

National

Students

45.3K Total Out-of-School Suspended Students

5% of all students in this state

31.7K Total In-School Suspended Students

1,666 Total Expelled Students

< 1% of all students in this state

Outcomes & Resources

79 Average Days Missed to Out-of-School Suspension, per School

2.4 Average Number of Days of an Out-of-School Suspension

0.2 Average Arrests, per School

347 Total Arrests

2.9 Average Referrals to Law Enforcement, per School

5182 Total Referrals to Law Enforcement

0.1 Average Transfers to Alternative Schools, per School

0.8 Security Guard or Law Enforcement Officer per 1000 students

State

National

All School Districts

Explore the disparities in discipline and access to opportunities across all districts in this state.

Sources & Notes

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, EDFacts, U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. Maps courtesy of Mapbox Community. Read our methodology

Notes: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights occasionally updates the underlying dataset. ProPublica may update the interactive’s data in response.

Disparity scores are not available if there are too few students in a specific racial group to make a statistically significant calculation. They are also not available if data about a particular racial group was not reported. Some schools or districts reported an overcount of students in a disparity category (such as suspensions or AP courses) when compared with the total enrollment of that particular student group. In such cases, we also omit the disparity score.

Due to rounding, demographic breakdowns in composition charts may add up to more than 100 percent.

The racial categories we show data for are: Black, Hispanic, White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Two or More Races, and Native American or Alaska Native. In some cases, we abbreviate the last three of these racial groups to Asian, Two+ Races, and Native Am.

Due to a technical issue with the Office for Civil Rights’ collection of data on sworn law enforcement officers in schools, the data for security staff may be an undercount.

As with any self-reported data, there may be errors in the federal Civil Rights Data Collection. Though districts are required to ensure the accuracy of their data, some may still report incorrect figures. Additionally, for some variables, the CRDC rounds the number of students for privacy reasons. In these cases, groups of students may represent a slight undercount or overcount.

Find errors? Have tips? Email [email protected].

Data specific to high school testing or high school level courses (including geometry, biology, calculus, AP enrollment, SAT testing rates, etc.) is calculated out of total high school enrollment, while data for other classes (such as eighth-grade algebra) is calculated out of total student enrollment. Read more about our data in our methodology

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