Graduation Rates Are Up and Park County is Above Average

(Park County)- High school graduation rates in Wyoming increased this year across the state. The graduating class of 2015 brought the total up to 79.41%, with seven schools achieving 100% graduation in that year. Two of those with a 100% graduation rate were from our neck of the woods. Burlington High School, Big Horn #1 and Meeteetse School, Park #16 both boasted every student graduating. [image: unnamed.png] In the larger area districts Powell PCSD #1 saw a graduation rate of 82.95% and Cody PCSD #6 nearly reaching a 90% rate coming in at 87.20%. Both of these numbers much higher than the statewide average. “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.” [image: IMG_0313.JPG] Wyoming’s “on-time” graduation rate of 79.41 percent in 2014-15 is up from the 2013-14 rate of 78.6 percent, and the 2012-13 rate of 77.5 percent. Seven schools achieved a 100 percent four-year graduation rate: