Only 4 Local School Districts above State's Average Graduation Rate

*Feature Photo: Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced graduation rates at a media conference in Cheyenne this morning. Seated with Balow, center, are at left, Chief Policy Officer Brent Young and Kari Eakins, WDE Communications Director. (Pitchengine Communities)* (Cheyenne, Wyo.) - High school graduation rates in Wyoming increased slightly for the 2014-15 school year, according to information released by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) today. Statewide, the graduate rate was 79.4 percent. One Fremont County School District, #24 at Shoshoni, was one of 13 school districts that posted a graduation rate of 90 percent or better. The Shoshoni district's four-year graduate rate was 90.91 percent. District 25 at Riverton had a four-year graduation rate of 82.44, District 2 at Dubois recorded an 81.82 percent grad rate and District 1 at Lander was a 77.69 percent. The four-year graduation rates at other county school districts included Wind River District 6 at 77.27 percent, Wyoming Indian District 14 at 34.88 percent, Arapahoe District 38 at 28 percent, and Fort Washakie District 21 at 22.73 percent. “We applaud the efforts of our high schools to graduate more students last year, however we are not where we want to be,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “Graduation is the gateway to next steps: college, career, and military. Every student should be graduating from high school. We will intensify our support to struggling schools and focus on diversifying education experiences for students.” Full graduation rate statistics are available at . School Districts with a 100 percent graduation rate included: - Burlington High School, Big Horn #1 - Cokeville High School, Lincoln #2 - Meeteetse School, Park #16 - Chugwater High School, Platte #1 - Guernsey-Sunrise High School, Platte #2 - Skyline Academy, Sublette #1 - Ten Sleep K-12, Washakie #2 The Every Student Succeeds Act requires close monitoring of graduation rates and intentional work to ensure individual student growth. [image: 2015 grad rates] #county10 #news