Superintendent: We need to do better


October 18, 2023

Sarah Brown

Sweet Home School District named its ESPY Award winners for October at the Oct. 9 School Board meeting. In front, from left, are Madison Duncan, SHHS; Renae Renek, Holley; Marcella Daniels, Oak Heights; Henry Mitchell, Holley; Briella Higholt, SH Charter; Noah Langley, SH Charter; Brighton Landauer, Hawthorne; Chelyenne Paden, Hawthorne. In back, from left, are Kaydence Rowe, Foster; Breyonna Payne, Foster; Charlotte Runnfeld, Oak Heights; Bristol Paul, SHJH; Eli Cruz, SHJH; Natalie Smith, SHHS.

At its Oct. 9 meeting, the Sweet Home School District 55 Board of Directors discussed most recently available graduation rates and academic standings.

Supt. Terry Martin presented the annual district profile from 2022-23 and reported that 87% of freshman students are on track to graduate, a two percent increase from the previous year (state average is 84%). As many as 88% of seniors are expected to graduate on time, a six percent increase from the previous year (state average is 81%), and 90% are earning a high school diploma or GED within five years, which is a three percent decrease from...

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