. The Clark County School District is graduating high school students at a record rate, inning accordance with data released today.
An overall of 82.7 percent of seniors– 20,030 across the district’s four dozen-plus high schools– earned diplomas in the 2016-2017 academic year, officials stated. That’s up from just under 75 percent the previous school year and 72 percent in 2014-2015.
The graduation rate has actually grown more than 23 percent considering that 2011.
“We’ve made this a part of our tactical strategy. It belongs to how we work, and the focus won’t ever move away from graduation,” said Mike Barton, the district’s chief academic officer. “I give great credit to individuals in our schools, including instructors, administrators and support staff.”
Barton said the district has worked to decrease the variety of “not successful transfers”– students who leave school without alerting administrators and later cannot be discovered. Those trainees count versus a school’s graduation rate.
Barton said while the district’s supreme goal is an One Hundred Percent graduation rate, 90 percent “would not run out the concern in the next year or more.”
“We’re pleased, but we’re not pleased,” Barton stated. “We understand this can continue to improve.”