Wyoming Graduation Rates Improve for 8th Consecutive Year
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 19, 2022
Wyoming students show their determination, resilience, and tenacity for the eighth consecutive year as high school graduation rates continuously improve.
The Wyoming Department of Education (W.D.E.) released today (Jan. 19) the high school graduation rates for the 2020-2021 school year. Despite unorthodox learning methods and COVID-19, the graduation rate improved for the eighth consecutive year.
Students are counted in the four-year, “on-time,” high school graduation rate if they earn a diploma by Sept. 15 following their cohort’s fourth year.
Last school year, the overall graduation rate in the state increased to 82.4%.
It continues eight years of consistent improvement since the Wyoming Class of 2013. In 2013, only 77.6.% of high school students graduated.
Since the 2009-10 school year, the W.D.E. has calculated graduation rates using the Federal Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Methodology established by the U.S. Department of Education. These calculations comply with federal law that requires all states to calculate graduation rates the same way.
Of the 47 school districts in Wyoming, 17 communities posted graduation rates of 90% or above: – including Park County District #1 in Powell.
- Sheridan County School District #3 (Clearmont): 100.0%
- Washakie County School District #2 (Ten Sleep): 100.0%
- Teton County School District #1 (Jackson): 97.6%
- Sublette County School District #9 (Big Piney): 95.0%
- Lincoln County School District #1 (Diamondville): 94.7%
- Weston County School District #7 (Upton) 94.7%
- Park County School District School District #1 (Powell): 94.2%
- Sublette County School District #1 (Pinedale): 94.1%
- Converse County School District #2 (Glenrock): 94.0%
- Big Horn County School District #3 (Greybull): 92.9%
- Uinta County School District #4 (Mountain View): 92.5%
- Fremont County School District #6 (Pavillion): 92.3%
- Platte County School District #2 (Guernsey): 92.3%
- Carbon County School District #2 (Saratoga): 91.9%
- Fremont County School District #24 (Dubois): 91.7%
- Uinta County School District #6 (Lyman): 90.5%
- Weston County School District #1 (Newcastle): 90.2%
Cody was almost on this this – but not quite. Of the 123 expected graduates at Cody High School, 110 students graduated – 89.4%. Sixteen of 22 expected graduates – 72.7% – graduated from Heart Mountain Academy.
For Cody, graduating rates didn’t improve or decline. The graduation rate for the 2019-2020 school year at the high school was also 89.4%
At Powell High School, 135 of 143 expected graduates graduated in the 2020-2021 school year. This continues years of stellar performance for Park Count School District #1, although this year was slightly below last year’s 94.7%.