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Graduation Rates Hold Steady

Bend-La Pine Schools' Grad Rate is Higher Than State Average

Article Date: Jan 28, 2016

Graduation Rates Hold Steady in Bend-La Pine Schools

District outpaces state rate by 3 percentage points

Bend-La Pine Schools students continue to graduate at a higher rate than students statewide, according to new information released by the Oregon Department of Education today. In 2014-15, the district reported a graduation rate of 77.2 percent, the same rate as last school year, and more than 3 percentage points ahead of the statewide total of 74 percent. Bend-La Pine Schools students’ graduation rate is up nearly 9 percentage points since the 2008-09 school year.

“We won’t be happy until every one of our students graduates,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson.

“We are continuing to work hard in this area and believe we are making positive changes that will ensure all of our students are leaving Bend-La Pine Schools ready for their futures.”

The graduation rates for the district’s five high schools for 2014-15 are:

Bend Senior High School: 85.2 percent

La Pine High School: 78.6 percent

Marshall High School (the district’s alternative high school): 21.3 percent

Mountain View High School: 82.5 percent

Summit High School: 91.6 percent

About the Numbers: The graduation rate tracks students beginning in ninth grade and measures how many of those students graduate within four years. The rate is adjusted for students moving in or out of the district. Students who take five years to graduate are included in a five-year graduation rate. The district’s five-year graduation rate has also climbed steadily — increasing from 68.9 percent in 2009-10 to 79.4 percent in 2014-15.

Recent Four-Year Graduation Rate Data for Bend-La Pine Schools:

This year’s graduation rate is the same as reported for 2013-14 (77.2 percent) and continues an overall steady upward trend.

2014-15: 77.2 percent

2013-14: 77.2 percent

2012-13: 78.6 percent

2011-12: 72.2 percent

2010-11: 68.2 percent

2009-10: 72.8 percent

2008-09: 68.6 percent

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