Education

Idaho's graduation rate shows small increase

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Nearly eight in 10 Idaho high school seniors graduated in 2017 announced Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra Wednesday.

Idaho’s overall graduation rate for 2017 is 79.67 percent, which is slightly up from 79.66 percent in 2016 and 78.91 in 2015.

Of the 4,604 students who did not graduate with their 2017 class, 21 percent or 1,005 returned to school this year, and about 32 percent have completed their graduation requirements and received their diploma. The remaining are still enrolled.

According to the new data, more than 36 percent of Idaho’s high schools, including rural and urban populations across the state, graduate students at a rate of 90 percent or higher.

Idaho’s virtual schools and alternative schools record the lowest graduation rates in Idaho.

This graphic shows how many schools of each category graduate at low and high percentage rates.

This year a new statewide system of support, the STAT team, will focus on providing resources and assistance to schools and districts with average graduation rates of 67 percent or lower.


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