Graduation Rates

Note: On-time graduation rates include seniors who graduated from high school within four years. Five- and six-year graduation rates include four-year graduates plus students who took additional time to meet graduation requirements.

Class of 2017 Graduation Rate

On-time graduation rate: 78.6%

PSD's Class of 2017 four-year on-time graduation rate is 78.6%, dropping about 2 ½ percentage points from 2016’s 81.4% rate. The statewide 2017 four-year on-time graduation rate is 79%.

PSD's "true rate" is actually 81.7%. This includes the 2017 seniors who fulfilled PSD’s graduation requirements within four years, yet opted to enroll in specialized programs that keep them in PSD. These programs include: 
 

  • Ascent – a "fifth year" Ascent program at Front Range Community College that allows seniors to stay enrolled in high school but take only college classes
     
  • Opportunities Unlimited – a specialized program housed at Poudre High School with flexible hours, college courses and some online classes
     
  • Cooper Home/Community Connections – transition programs for students with special needs up to age 21 that helps with life skills


Counting these seniors among on-time graduates brings PSD's “true four-year graduation rate” to almost 82%. The state adjusted rate with these factors is 79.9%. 

New legislation, that goes into effect next year, will allow PSD to count ASCENT students, who meet the district’s graduation requirements, in PSD’s four-year graduation rate. Students in Opportunities Unlimited, Cooper Home and Community Connections will continue to show up in five-,six- and seven-year graduation rates depending on circumstances.

When factoring in students who take five years to graduate high school, PSD’s 2017 graduation rate climbs to 86.8%. The state five-year graduation rate is 84.1%.

 


2017 Graduation Rates By School

 

School Name

4-year On-time Graduation Rate

4-year Adjusted Graduation Rate*

5-year Graduation Rate

STATE

79%

79.%

84.1%

 

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

 

Fort Collins HS

75.9%

77.2%

85.6%

Fossil Ridge HS

89.1%

90.3%

96.8%

Poudre HS

73.7%

83%

82.5%

Rocky Mountain HS

86.0%

88.7%

89.7%

 

 

 

 

K-12 SCHOOLS

 

 

 

Polaris Expeditionary Learning School

69.8%

66.7%

87.1%

Poudre Global Academy

66.7%

66.7%

43.8%

 

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

 

Centennial HS

9.1%

10.4%

40.3%

Poudre Community Academy

64.6%

64.6%

63%

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT

78.6%

81.7%

86.8%

 

*Adjusted Graduation Rate includes seniors who fulfilled PSD Graduation Requirements but did not get a diploma because they chose to enroll in specialized instructional programs including ASCENT, Opportunities Unlimited or special education transition programs such as Cooper Home and Community Connections.

 

Graduation Rates History

 

PSD Grad Rates

 

State Grad Rates (CDE)

Class of 2017
On-time graduation rate: 78.6%
5-year graduation rate: 

Class of 2017
On-time graduation rate: 79%
5-year graduation rate: 

Class of 2016
On-time graduation rate: 81.4%
5-year graduation rate: 84.8%

Class of 2016
On-time graduation rate: 78.9%
5-year graduation rate: 84.1%

Class of 2015
On-time graduation rate: 78.6% 
5-year graduation rate: 85.8 %

Class of 2015 
On-time graduation rate: 77.3%
5-year graduation rate: 83.3%

Class of 2014
On-time graduation rate: 81.7%
5-year graduation rate: 85.8%

Class of 2014
On-time graduation rate: 77.3%
5-year graduation rate: 81.7%

Class of 2013
On-time graduation rate: 84%
5-year graduation rate: 87.7%
6-year graduation rate: 88.7%

Class of 2013
On time graduation rate: 76.9%
5-year graduation rate: 81.2%
6-year graduation rate: 82.5%

 

 

PSD versus state graduation rate chart