Natrona County School District high schools average a 'C' for 2015 graduation rates

(Natrona County, 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. Full graduation rate statistics are available Here . "When a student gets their diploma, they're really setting the stage for future success," commented Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow recently in Cheyenne. As for Natrona Count School District, the average is 76.54%. Out of the 974 students 747 graduated in the 2014/2015 gradation. Of the 974 students, 382 Females graduated, 79.42%. 365 Males graduated, 73.74%. Balow continued to comment, "We really have an opportunity to make high school education valuable for every student, so that all students can graduate.We have sizeable high schools that have 100% graduation rate, so we know it can be done, and we know some of those kids that are graduating are at-risk students who see the value of education, see the value of a diploma in kind of setting the stage in the next steps, we want all kids to see that value." *A look at Natrona County School District provided by the Wyoming Department of Education:* ​ *See a breakdown of each High School in Natrona County below:* *Kelly Walsh Highs School* - 78.57% graduates - 462 students-363 graduated - 83.69% Female - 73.36% Male *Natrona County High School* - 80.37% graduates - 428 students-344 graduated - 84.00% Female - 77.19% Male *Midwest High School* - 64.71% graduates - 17 students-11 graduated - 80.00% Female - 58.33% Male *Roosevelt High School* - 42/65% graduated - 68 students-29 graduated - 35.71% Female - 53.85% Male “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.”