Four local high schools achieve 90 percent or higher graduation rates

Postado Janeiro 14, 2018

East Allen County Schools' graduation rate was 91.36.

The NACS district's success past year at Carroll High School included a graduation rate of 98.8 percent and non-waiver graduation rate of 97 percent, up from 96.7 percent and 95.7 percent, respectively, in 2016. The number of students graduating, however, has increased nearly 10 points since 2006, IDOE officials said in a January 12 press release.

Several area high schools were honored Friday by the West Virginia Department of Education for having exemplary graduation rates. The Indiana Department of Education says the waiver graduation rate was 87.2 percent, while the non-waiver rate was 80.1 percent, compared to 89.1 percent and 82.4 percent in 2016. They vastly expanded the state's charter school system and established a statewide program where some students could get public money to pay for private school tuition. The state's 2017 graduation rate ranks as the lowest since the 2010-2011 school year - and its non-waiver graduation rate in 2017 was even lower (by.3%) than that year. That drop coincided with a 17-percent increase in the overall number of ELL students in Indiana's public schools. In 2016, the school saw 94.2 percent of the cohort graduate.

As Indiana's graduation rate dropped in 2017 from the previous year, so did the rate for each Cass County high school, according to Indiana Department of Education data released Friday. Eighty-three percent of students graduated, up 6 percentage points from 2016. The increase this year is especially notable because there was also a decline in the number of graduates who earned diplomas without passing state tests. "The high schools here today are celebrated for the hard work of the principals, educators, counselors, students and parents who understand the important step graduation is in a child's future". Matt Jones, principal, said each year the school strives for at least a 90 percent rate.

FWCS' graduation rate was a few tenths of a percent lower in 2017 at 88.95 percent, and the non-waiver rate was down 2 percentage points to 76.6 percent.