Statistics on children, youth and families in Colorado from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Colorado Children's Campaign
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A dropout is defined by Colorado law as a "person who leaves school for any reason, except death, before completion of a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who does not transfer to another public or private school or enroll in an approved home study program."
The dropout rate is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by a membership base which includes all students who were in membership any time during the year.