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SHHS graduation rate increased slightly in past year


January 30, 2019

Sweet Home High School’s graduation rate increased slightly in the 2017-18 school year, but its dropout rate fell significantly, according to figures released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday.

The four-year graduation rate increased from 70.88 percent in 2016-17 to 71.26 percent in 2017-18. The four-year completer rate, which includes alternatives like the GED, fell from 79.12 percent to 75.45 percent.

The five-year graduation rate fell from 75 percent to 71.98 percent, while the five-year completer rate increased from 80.56 percent to 80.77 percent.

While the gains local...

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