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FAR NORTHEAST DENVER, THE FASTEST GROWING COMMUNITY IN THE CITY.
- Only 34% of students living in Far Northeast Denver attend high performing schools, the lowest rate in any part of the district.
- Far Northeast Denver is now home to two of the highest performing schools in the city, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy and DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School.
- DSST: Green Valley Ranch had the second highest average ACT score out of all high schools in the state in 2016 for students from low-income families.
- 35% of schools in Far Northeast Denver are Public Charter Schools.
EDUCATION IN AURORA, COLORADO
- In 2016, 19 schools in Aurora received one of the lowest two performance ratings by the Colorado Department of Education. This is 35% of all Aurora schools.
- APS is one of five school districts in the nation to offer Digital Badges as micro- credentials to students in grades P-12.
- Aurora Public Schools students and their families come from 131 countries, and speak more than 133 languages.
- On-time graduation rates have increased substantially in the past five year from 48% in 2012 to 65% in 2016 in APS.
VRAIN VALLEY, THOMPSON VALLEY AND FALCON 49
- Vrain Valley is one of three school districts and charters in Colorado to run a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) program, a new partnership between schools, local community colleges, and local businesses.
- Thompson Valley had the third highest average composite ACT score for multiracial students in the state in 2016.
- Falcon 49 has experienced some of the largest growth in student enrollment of any district in the state over the past five years.
- In 2016, 45% of Falcon 49 middle schoolers met grade level expectations in English Language Arts, better than 75% of other districts in the state.
- Fountain 8 elementary school students significantly outperform students in other districts with similar student populations in Elementary English Language Arts.
EDUCATION ACROSS COLORADO
- On-time (four- year) graduation rates in Colorado have improved over the past five years, but are still below the national graduation rate.
- In Colorado by 2020, 74 percent of all jobs will require some level of postsecondary education .
- Every year, 1 of 6 teachers leave their district.
- in 2014-15, 88% of all Colorado teachers were rated as effective or highly effective.
- In 2014-15, there was a gap between the percent of effective teachers (92%) in schools that serve primarily white students versus 82% effective teachers in schools serving primarily students of color.
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE BUILDING BOOM AND EDUCATION
More than 1 million homes are built in the US each year which equals 1,666 elementary schools and 666,444 students.
SCHOOL GROWTH IN COLORADO:
- For every 600 single family homes a 400 student elementary school is needed.
- For every 800 single family homes a 400 student middle school is needed.
- For every 1000 single family homes a 1000 student high school is needed.