For the first time, the Cheyenne Mountain School District has reached the top in percentage of charter school students, or the saturation rate of charter school students. The Brighton School District has held this distinction for a number of years, but this year was second with 15.89%. Cheyenne Mountain SD had 16.32%.
This saturation rate is calculated annually by CDE (using the funded count) to determine which districts meet the exclusive chartering authority criteria of reaching at least 3% above the statewide average of charter school students. This year the rate of charter school students fell slightly, from 6.62% last year to 6.55% this year.
Districts over 3,000 students and reaching this qualifying threshold include:
Cheyenne Mountain 16.32%
Adams 12 15.76%
Greeley 6 14.00%
Academy 20 13.15%
Pueblo City 12.74%
Districts below 3,000 students with notable saturation rates include: Elizabeth, Park and Calhan. All three of these districts hovered around a 14% saturation rate of charter schools.