By the Numbers: A Strong Competitive Advantage
St. Vrain Valley Schools is moving the needle on academic growth and student success to deliver a strong competitive advantage for all students. A few of the many highlights include:
Graduation Rate: 90.6%
Over the past seven years, graduation rates increased 9.3% for all students and
19.6% for minority students. St. Vrain also has some of the most rigorous
graduation requirements in Colorado at 24.5 credits. The 2007-2008 district overall graduation rate was 75.7 percent and the Hispanic graduation rate was 54.1 percent, which represents growth of over 32 percent for Hispanic students and almost 15 percent for all students.
Advanced Placement: 92%
Minority student enrollment has increased 92% in the past five years with
a 43% increase in overall student enrollment to 5,459. Exams also increased 58% in the past five years. In 2018, St. Vrain was recognized by the College Board for an increase in overall participation, an increase in minority participation, and for growth in AP Exam scores.
College Credits: 16,259
In the 18-19 school year, students had the opportunity to earn 16,259 college
credits through concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement exams, and
International Baccalaureate exams.
Legislative Success: 87.5%
Between 2014-2019, St. Vrain has sponsored 16 bills in the Colorado Legislature with a pass rate of 87.5%.
Expulsion Rate: 0%
Between 2014-2019, expulsions have decreased 100% (from 16 to 0).
Co-Curricular Participation: 82%
Approximately 82% of St. Vrain’s high school students are engaged in the arts,
athletics, or other co-curricular activities beyond the traditional school day.
Competitive Grants: $32,000,000
St. Vrain has been awarded over $32 million in competitive grants for advancing innovation and student learning.
Industry Partners: 90+
St. Vrain has over 90 business and corporate partners who support student advancement opportunities.
State Standardized Assessments
St. Vrain outperformed the state average on all 12 state standardized assessments in 2019.
School Accreditation: 94%
94% of all schools and 71% of Title I schools are accredited in the state’s top two categories.
Financial Reserves: $120,000,000+
St. Vrain’s financial reserves have been built to $120 million (34% of the general fund budget), a 100% increase since 2015. The St. Vrain finance team has been recognized with numerous state and national awards for 16 consecutive years.
Bond Rating: AA+
Standard and Poor’s has awarded St. Vrain one of the highest bond ratings in Colorado at AA+.