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High school graduation rate improves by more than 4 percent


January 31, 2017

Sweet Home’s high school graduation rate has increased over the past year.

Of Sweet Home students who were freshmen in 2013-14, 71.69 percent graduated in 2016, an improvement of more than 4 percent from the year before.

Approximately 5 percent more students completed an alternative certificate, including modified diplomas or GED certificates. The total number of these students and those receiving diplomas is 76.71 percent for 2015-16. This is called the “completer rate.”

The state’s four-year graduation rate was 74.83 percent last year. The state had a completer rate of 78.11 p...

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