Graduation rates for the Hermiston School District rose by over 9 percent for the 2019-10 school year, according to data released this morning by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
The numbers show an 83.74 percent graduation rate for the district students for 2019-20 compared to 74.37 percent for the previous year.
The district also saw an improvement in the four-year completer rate with 89.43 percent in comparison to the state’s average of 82.63 percent. The four-year completer rate includes students who earned an extended diploma or GED, in addition to the students included in the graduation rate calculation are those that earned a standard or modified diploma.
“This increase is reflective of the hard work of our staff and students,” said Superintendent Tricia Mooney. “Hiring staff to directly support secondary instruction and a graduation coach have made a strong impact on the number of students graduating from Hermiston High School. While we still have room for growth, it is exciting to see efforts paying off.”
For more information on the district’s graduation rate, visit the ODE website.