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State of Colorado Summary

There are 183 districts, 1,813 public schools, and 178 charter schools in Colorado serving 854,265 students. Financially the state of Colorado spends approximately $10,460 per student. There are 48,078 full-time teachers receiving a total of $3,018,418,325 in salaries and $743,335,253 in total benefits. 288,526 students receive a free lunch and 60,370 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 183
Total Schools: 1,813
Charter Schools: 178
Full-time Teachers: 48,078
Total Students: 854,265
LEP / ELL Students: 102,901
IEP Students:
Freshman Graduation Rate: 80%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 288,526
Reduced Lunch: 60,370
Revenue Per Student: $10,460
Salaries: $3,018,418,325
Employee Benefits: $743,335,253

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Colorado Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 71.60%
Grade 4 Reading 67.60%
Elementary School Science 48.50%
Grade 8 Math 51.60%
Grade 8 Reading 67.00%
Middle School Science 52.00%
High School Math 36.90%
High School Reading 69.50%
High School Science 52.20%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.