Four-Year Graduation Rate Continues Upward Trend

Four-Year Graduation Rate Continues Upward Trend
Posted on 03/05/2020
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The four-year graduation rate for South Washington County Schools continued its upward trend with 93.3 percent of students in the district graduating on time. The 2019 graduation rate is 1.2 percentage points higher than in 2018.

Notably, graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased at each comprehensive high school: East Ridge, Park and Woodbury High Schools. For the second consecutive year, 100 percent of Black students attending East Ridge High School graduated. Park High School also saw 100 percent graduation rates for Hispanic and English Learner (EL) students.

2019 Graduation Rates Overview
Elementary Plan


"We are proud of the dedication and commitment that our students exhibit on their path toward graduation," said Superintendent Keith Jacobus. "Our amazing staff and teachers have been instrumental in expanding personalized instruction for each student, which is central to our strategic plan."

Districtwide: 2019 Four-Year Graduation Rate

District Graduation Rates

Schools: 2019 Four-Year Graduation Rate

School Grad Rates

According to data from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), other highlights include:

  • Three schools saw an increase in graduation rates, including East Ridge, Park and South Washington Alternative High Schools.

  • The graduation rate for English Learner (EL) students increased 5.6 percentage points from 2018 to 2019 districtwide.
  • Graduation rates for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch increased by 2.4 percentage points districtwide.

The MDE Four-Year Graduation Rate is defined and used by the state for accountability purposes. This formula counts the number of students graduating from high school within four years after entering grade nine, as a percent of all students who graduated, dropped out, are continuing high school, or have an unknown outcome. Students who transferred into the district are included in this calculation; those who transferred out are not.

Download an overview of the South Washington County Schools 2019 Graduation Rates.

For a full list of graduation rate data for South Washington County Schools, visit the MDE Minnesota Report Card website.