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Indiana High School Graduation Rates Increase in 2020

January 17, 2021
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Graduation RatesFriday, the Indiana Department of Education released the 2020 state graduation rate, which increased from 87.29 percent in 2019 to 87.69 percent.

“This modest improvement in Indiana’s 2020 graduation rate is encouraging, especially as Hoosier students and educators have tackled unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “As evidenced by data and research, we know a person’s educational attainment impacts their future quality of life, health, living wage employment and sustained earning. That’s why it’s critical we continue to increase the number of students graduating from high school, as well as encourage strategic K-12, postsecondary and employer partnerships to maximize lifelong success for every Hoosier student.”

Locally, the Bremen Public Schools posted a graduation rate of 94.12% while the Culver Community School Corporation had a rate of 91.38%.  The Plymouth Community School Corporation’s graduation rate was 88.08% and Argos Community School was right after Plymouth with a rate of 87.50%.  Rounding out the schools in Marshall County was the Triton School Corporation with a graduation rate of 86.27%

Looking at a few of the school corporations surrounding Marshall County you will find Rochester Community School Corporation with a graduation rate of 92.96%, Knox Community School Corporation with a 90.28% and Oregon Davis School Corporation with a rate of 79.49%.

The 2020 state graduation rate reflects the State Board of Education’s waiver of the Graduation Qualifying Exam requirement for the 2020 cohort, which could not be administered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seven school districts statewide achieved a graduation rate of 100 percent. These schools are:

  • Adams Central Community Schools
  • Barr-Reeve Community Schools
  • Attica Consolidated School Corp
  • South Knox School Corp
  • MSD Boone Township
  • Signature School Inc
  • Rock Creek Community Academy

 

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