State Graduation Rates Released

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According to information released Monday by the Wyoming Department of Education, graduation rates increased slightly for the 2014-2015 school year. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has more on the story.

For the third consecutive year, Sheridan High School has increased their graduation rate, from just over 82 percent two years ago, to nearly 87 percent for the previous school year. School District #2 as a whole, which includes Fort Mackenzie and Sheridan High School, also experienced a two percent increase to 85 percent. District #2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty talks about the importance of receiving a diploma.

As for the other two school districts in Sheridan County, District #1 boasted an overall graduation rate of 91.1 percent, one of only thirteen school districts in the state to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate or higher. Tongue River High School’s graduation rate was 94.4 percent, which was dramatically higher than the previous year, while Big Horn’s rate was at 87.5 percent, a 5 percent decrease from the year prior. District #3, Arvada/Clearmont High School had a graduation rate of 85.7 percent.