Colorado State Information

Where Colorado Ranks
Colorado National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,041 $7,734 40
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 23.2 21.2 47
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $32,063 $29,564 16
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $42,679 $45,771 22
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 72 %71 % 29
  • Black
  • 61 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 47 %52 %
  • White
  • 80 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Bill Ritter (D)
    Commissioner of Education: Dwight D. Jones
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 751,862
    No. of Districts: 178
    No. of Public Schools: 1,630
    No. of Public School Teachers: 45,401
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $5.2 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 43.2%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 28.5%
    Students With Disabilities: 10.1%
    English-Language Learners: 11.5%

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