DPS 4-Year Graduation Rate Increases by 2.5 Percentage Points

Jan. 10, 2023

Today, the State of Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released its annual report on graduation, completion, and dropout rates for school districts across the state. These measures specify how schools are serving students and preparing them for success after high school.

According to data released by the Colorado Department of Education, DPS’ four-year, on-time Graduation Rate increased 2.5 percent, from 74.0 percent to 76.5 percent. This was the highest Graduation Rate for DPS students since CDE started reporting graduation rates publicly. This increase equates to 223 more DPS graduates in 2021-2022 compared to the previous year. 

“We are very pleased with the numbers that have been released today,” said DPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero. “They display the hard work that our staff and scholars have been doing to ensure that every learner thrives and is ready for ​​career, college, and life.”  

DPS also had increases in the extended graduation rates from the previous year. 

“In order to keep these numbers rising, it will take all of us,” Dr. Marrero said. “The DPS experience is built so that teachers, students, parents and community members can work together to ensure that our scholars are successful in a safe learning environment. We are committed to working together so that all of our scholars are able to graduate and be prepared for what comes next for them in life.”

You can find the State of Colorado news release here.