ODE: State grad rates drop only slightly

High school seniors learn mostly online, rack up absences during challenging school year


January 26, 2022

 By Alex Baumhardt

Oregon Capital Chronicle

The state’s average four-year high school graduation rate fell just two percentage points during the last school year despite major hurdles to instruction from the pandemic, according to data released Thursday.Jan. 20, by the Oregon Department of Education. 

The average four-year graduation rate in the state went from 83% for the class of 2020 to 81% for the class of 2021, which graduated more than 37,000 seniors. About 8,900 students didn’t graduate with their class.

This is despite a nearly 50% chronic absentee rate for high school seniors...

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