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High school graduation rates gaining ground

Data released this month from the Oregon Department of Education indicates that the Hillsboro School District’s graduation rates continue to climb.

The district’s 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate of 79.84 percent was four percentage points higher than the 2012 rate and more than 11 percent higher than the state average. A cohort graduation rate counts students who graduated from high school with a regular diploma, modified diploma, adult diploma or GED.

Individually, Glencoe and Century high schools had the highest completion rates at 92.78 and 92.35, respectively and Liberty’s completion rate was 88.8 percent. Hillsboro High School was the only high school where the completion rate dropped between 2012 and 2013, from 80.15 percent to 77.65 percent.

The dropout rate decreased at three of the four high schools between 2012 and 2013. Century’s dropout count increased from four to seven students between 2012 and 2013.

For more information on graduation rates, see ode.state.or.us.




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