Student Trends

Student Trends:

PK-12 Special Student Population Trends

English Language Learners, Free Lunch and Reduced Lunch, Gifted and Talented, Students receiving Special Education services, Homeless


CSFP Student Enrollment (2020-21)

- Emergent bilingual students (English language learners, according to CDE)

- Gifted and Talented students

- Free-, Reduced-, and Free & Reduced-Lunch students

- Special Education students

CSFP Student Count and Funding Charts (2019-20 data)

- Emergent bilingual students (English language learners, according to CDE)

- Gifted and Talented

- Students Experiencing Homelessness

English Language Learner Trends (April 2019 update) - Students Learning English, Data source: CDE.

Free Lunch and Reduced Lunch Trends (April 2019 update) - Free and Reduced Lunch, Data source: CDE

Gifted and Talented Trends (April 2019 update) - GT Students Served and Program Funding, Data source: CDE and JBC Education Budget Briefing, December 2018.

Students receiving Special Education services (April 2019 update) - Students receiving Special Education services: CDE and JBC Education Budget Briefing, December 2016.

Homeless - Colorado's Homeless Student Count 2005-2018 (August 2019 update) - Data Source: CDE Instructional Program Count.


Denver Post: Colorado has a high number of homeless families with kids, December 18, 2018

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, December 2018

Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness (November 2017):

Chapin Hall - research center at University of Chicago

Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness - full report

NPR: New study finds that 4.2M kids experience homelessness each year

Dana Scott (CDE) worked with Jennifer Brown from the Denver Post on an article illustrating the impacts of homelessness on students’ lives, including their education. The article also provides information on the McKinney-Vento Act and the educational rights of homeless students.


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report, using U.S. Census data, indicates Colorado's 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) for 2016-17 is below the U.S. average in all categories.  The CSFP created a chart illustrating the graduation gaps between Colorado and the U.S. average.


Demographic Trends Affecting Public Schools presentation by Cindy DeGroen, State Demography Office - Everything is connected - population to jobs to education to housing to education to population. November 2017

From the Colorado State Demography Office: Demographic Trends: Understanding the Impact of a Changing Population on Colorado, Rural Consortitum, June 2011.