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Number of freshmen on track to graduate climbs


January 16, 2019

JOSH DARWOOD, maintenance supervisor, left, presents district mechanic Darin Dixon with a certificate of appreciation during Monday's School Board meeting. Darwood said that his department is running more trucks and machinery than ever before, and Dixon has done a great job maintaining and repairing it.

The percentage of ninth-grade students on track to graduate at this point in the school year has increased by more than six points over last school year.

This year, 90.8 percent of freshmen are on track to graduate, high school math teacher Darren Perry told the School Board Monday night. That's up from 84.7 percent last year. (The freshman class has 195 students – 10 percent is 19.5 students.)

By the end of last school year, just 77 percent were on track to graduate, down 1 percent from the previous year, while 85 percent of freshmen were on track statewide. Freshmen on track to walk the...

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