Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Statewide high school graduation rate improves slightly for 2010-2011 school year
The public high school graduation rate for the 2010-11 school year improved slightly over the rate for the previous year.
The statewide Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for the 2010-11 school year was 78 percent, an increase from 2009-10’s 76.7 percent (Graduation rate data is lagged by one year for accountability purposes.)
Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for males, females and all but one ethnic group also improved. Click here for more graduation percentages.
Four high schools had 100 percent Averaged Freshman Graduation Rates for the 2010-11 school year:
· Augusta Independent School
· Beechwood High (Beechwood Ind.)
· Burgin High (Burgin Ind.)
· Fairview High (Fairview Ind.)
Data for individual schools and districts can be found here.
There are several factors that can impact Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate data. The formula is based on the assumption that membership/enrollment is consistent over time. The formula does not take into account district or community factors that may have caused a loss in population over four years, and those factors can negatively impact the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rates. Also, a gain in population may impact the rates positively.
For this data release, 31 school districts that have district or community factors that have negatively impacted their Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate. A list of districts and factors can be found in the document District Factors Impacting the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate, which is available here.
Complete details on district and school graduation rates can be found in the Open House section of the Kentucky Department of Education’s website.
From the Kentucky Department of Education