District 27J has achieved the highest graduation rate in 7 years, surpassing the state average

Earlier this year the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel reported on improvements in the 27J graduation rates.

The Colorado Department of Education released graduation rates for 2013 and according to its data, the state average of students graduating on time rose to 76.9 percent in 2013 from 75.4 percent in 2012.


Although Adams 12 Five Star Schools and Mapleton Public Schools saw increases in its rates, it did not exceed the state’s average. D12’s rate increased from 69.9 percent in 2012 to 73.7 percent in 2013. Mapleton’s rate increased from 42.5 percent in 2012 to 47.8 percent in 2013.

School District 27J surpassed the state’s average, coming in at 79.2 percent, an increase from its 71.5 percent standing in 2012.

“I’m proud of our students, our staff and our instructional leaders for the tremendous work they are accomplishing in the classroom,” said Chris Fiedler, D27J’s superintendent. “We continue to see the positive results of our district’s clear, collaborative educational focus. With our continued instructional focus and a revitalized student intervention department committed to giving every student the opportunity to graduate, I believe our best work is still ahead of us.”

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