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Grad Rates Continue Steady Climb

83.5% is Second Highest Rate in History

Article Date: Jan 26, 2023

Bend-La Pine Schools recorded its second highest graduation rate on record, 83.5 percent, continuing a decade-long trend of increasing graduation rates for our schools, according to a report released by the Oregon Department of Education today. This rate is more than 2 percentage points higher than the statewide average. Additionally, 89.4 percent of students graduated or earned a GED, extended diploma or other within four years (four-year completer data).

“It’s heartening to see our schools continue to show steady gains in graduation rates over the past decade-plus,” said Superintendent Steven Cook. “These rates reflect the hard work of our dedicated staff and students, however, we will not be satisfied until every student graduates from our schools with a passion, purpose and plan for the future.”

Bend-La Pine Schools also continues to see positive trends among various student groups, including students with disabilities and students identified as homeless among others.

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.

Bend-La Pine Schools’ 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate Over Time:

  • 2021-22: 83.5 percent
  • 2020-21: 82.4 percent
  • 2019-20: 85.9 percent
  • 2018-19: 80.6 percent
  • 2017-18: 81.9 percent
  • 2016-17: 78.7 percent
  • 2015-16: 77.5 percent
  • 2014-15: 77.2 percent
  • 2013-14: 77.2 percent
  • 2012-13: 78.6 percent
  • 2011-12: 72.2 percent

School-Specific 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate for 2021-22

  • Bend Senior High: 88.2 percent
  • Bend Tech Academy at Marshall: 51.6 percent
  • La Pine High: 59.2 percent
  • Mountain View: 87 percent
  • Realms High: 94.9 percent
  • Summit: 95.8 percent