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Sweet Home High School's graduation rate jumps 13.5%


January 29, 2020

SWEET HOME High School Class of 2019 graduates toss their caps at the end of last year's graduation ceremonies.

Based on Oregon Department of Education data, Sweet Home High School's graduation rate for last year's Class of 2019 increased by more than 13.5 percentage points from the previous year.

The ODE released graduation data Thursday, Jan. 23, showing SHHS rising from a graduation rate of 70.83 percent in 2017-18 to 84.52 percent in 2018-19. Preliminary district data last fall had showed at least an increase of 10 points. Statewide, the graduation rate was 80.01 percent, an increase from 78.68 percent in 2017-18.

The graduation rate, called the four-year graduation cohort, measures how many fres...

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