Statistics

Colorado ranks:

Note: The above stats are based on most current information available. Data are lagging indicators due to auditing.

Only Florida reports a higher proportion of novice teachers in the classroom (Education Week, October 2016).

The Great Education Colorado Index:

  • $2,703 Amount below the national average that Colorado spends per pupil (adjusted for regional cost differences) [Ed Week, 2019 Quality Counts]
  • $4,332 Amount Colorado spends per pupil below Nebraska (adjusted for regional cost differences) [Ed Week, 2019 Quality Counts]
  • $8,037 Amount Colorado spends per pupil below Wyoming (adjusted for regional cost differences) [Ed Week, 2019 Quality Counts]
  • $1,700 Amount Colorado spends per pupil below Kansas (adjusted for regional cost differences) [Ed Week, 2019 Quality Counts]
  • $701 Amount Colorado spends per pupil below New Mexico (adjusted for regional cost differences) [Ed Week, 2019 Quality Counts]

Stats on School Districts with 4-day School Week:

  • 50% of Colorado districts (89 out of 178 school districts) are on or have some schools on 4-day school weeks.
  • Over 50% growth in 4-day school weeks since 2005-06.
  • The number of schools on 4-day school weeks has more than doubled since 2000.

Source: The Four-Day School Week Manual, Colorado Department of Education, August 2016

The Graph That Says it All (click here)