Graduation Rates Rising in Wyoming
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 23, 2018
State Superintendent Jillian Balow says the graduation rate is an important measure of how well schools are doing. Based on those values, Wyoming’s schools are doing better and better each year.
New numbers released this week by The Wyoming Department of Education show that the state’s overall rate increased slightly in the 2016-2017 school year – that’s the fourth year in a row that graduation rates have increased. This year’s statewide average was 80.2 percent – that’s the highest since 2009-10, when 80.4 percent of Wyoming students graduated on time.
Big Horn County School District 3 in Greybull posted the second highest graduation rate in the state at 98 percent, surpassed only by Uinta County School District #4, at 98.2 percent. By contrast, Fremont County 21, the Fort Washakie school on the Wind River Indian Reservation, had the worst rate in the state at just 13 percent.
In Park County, Meeteetse showed the highest graduation rate at 92.3 percent – Park County School District 6 in Cody graduated 84.5 percent of its students on time. Washakie County School District 2 also graduated its students at a high rate of 91.7 percent.