The graduation rate for students in Bend-La Pine Schools continues to outpace the graduation rate of students statewide, according to information released by the Oregon Department of Education today. Bend-La Pine Schools’ graduation rate for the Class of 2016 was 77.52 percent, up slightly from the rate of 77.2 last year and 3 percentage points higher than the overall state average graduation rate. This continues the district’s steady upward trend during the past decade and is the second highest graduation rate ever recorded by Bend-La Pine Schools.
“We are proud to see that our students continue to graduate at a higher rate than the state. That said, we won’t be satisfied until we see every student in our schools graduate,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson.
The 2015-16 graduation rate for the district’s five high schools are:
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.
This year’s graduation rate is an increase from last year’s rate and continues an overall steady upward trend.
For more information visit: Oregon Department of Education website