SHHS graduation rate drops slightly, but officials hopeful


January 31, 2018

Sweet Home High School’s four-year graduation rate slipped slightly in 2016-17, by less than a percentage point; but school officials see some bright spots in the underlying statistics.

In 2016-17, the four-year graduation rate was 70.88 percent, down .81 percent from 71.69 percent in 2015-16. The state four-year graduation rate was 76.65 percent, up from 74.83 percent in 2015-16.

The four-year graduation rate primarily includes students who were freshmen in 2013-14.

“I’m never satisfied with where we are,” said Principal Ralph Brown. “We always want improvement for our kids.”...

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