VPS 2018 graduation rate to hit 85 percent

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VPS 2018 graduation rate to hit 85 percent

The final estimate for the 2018 on-time graduation rate in VPS is 85 percent, up from 82 percent in 2017. The five-year trend has shown an increase of 11 points from 74 percent in 2014. The district’s on-time graduation rate in 2010 was 64 percent. Graduation rates in nearly every student demographic group have risen significantly over the past five years. The official graduation rate will be finalized by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in February 2019.

Student group 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
District total 74% 80% 80% 82% 85%
American Indian 42% 60% 78% 55% 85%
Asian 87% 91% 88% 85% 84%
Black 67% 83% 69% 82% 71%
Hispanic 57% 69% 76% 76% 80%
Pacific Islander 48% 60% 59% 39% 79%
Two or more races 63% 73% 84% 83% 85%
White 79% 84% 82% 85% 87%
Free and reduced-price meals 61% 72% 70% 73% 79%
English language learner 47% 51% 55% 55% 64%

“This 85 percent on-time graduation rate reflects the hard work occurring at every grade level and in every school,” said Superintendent Steve Webb. “It’s a testament that all students can be successful with the right kinds of opportunities and support so generously provided by our employees, families and our Vancouver community.”

The gain in graduation rates is the direct outcome of a decade of dedicated work in several priority areas in the district’s strategic plan:

  • High-quality standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment practices
  • Early learning programs and collaboration with early learning providers
  • Upgraded facilities and new technology tools to allow students anytime, anyplace learning
  • Programs of choice providing students with options that allow them to develop their abilities, talents and interests
  • Family engagement and Family-Community Resource Centers that build assets and remove barriers to learning
  • Safe and supportive schools creating cultures of respect and trust

“By improving outcomes for children in school and helping more students cross the 12th grade finish line, we can prepare them for future success in life. The entire learning community of Vancouver Public Schools should proud of this work,” said Webb.

 

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |