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West Virginia's 'exemplary' high school graduation rate recognized

West Virginia's 'exemplary' high school graduation rate recognized

The area schools honored Friday included Williamstown High School and Parkersburg South High School in Wood County, Calhoun County Middle/High School in Calhoun County, Doddridge County High School in Doddridge County, Gilmer County High School in Gilmer County, Ripley High School and Ravenswood High School in Jackson County, St. Marys High School in Pleasants County, Roane County High School in Roane County and Tyler Consolidated High School in Tyler County.

Of the 68 schools recognized, three schools achieved a graduation rate of 100 percent. In 2016, the waiver graduation rate was 89.07 percent with a non-waiver graduation rate of 82.36 percent.

Photo Provided West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine spoke Friday during an event in Charleston honoring almost 70 West Virginia high schools for having graduation rates of 90 percent or above. Several statewide initiatives contributed to the steady increase in the graduation rate.

Montcalm High School Principal Craig Havens said it feels good to have a high graduation rate. Indiana's overall graduation rate saw a 2-point drop previous year, falling to 87.19 percent from 89.10 percent in 2016. "That's what we're here for is to get them to graduate".

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"We recognize there is still work to be done, and will continue to partner with local districts to ensure every student graduates prepared for life beyond high school", state Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said in a statement. Beech Grove Schools, which enrolls just over 3,000 students, made the biggest jump of any district in the county, increasing 8 percentage points to 95 percent.

Fort Wayne Community Schools posted a graduation rate of 88.95 in 2017.

The School District of Lee County's graduation rate increased to 78.7 percent for the 2017 graduation class, the highest level attained by the district since 2010-11 when the Federal Rate calculation was implemented, according to a release issued by the district Friday. The increase this year is especially notable because there was also a decline in the number of graduates who earned diplomas without passing state tests. Matt Jones, principal, said each year the school strives for at least a 90 percent rate. Black students and kids with special needs had graduation rates below 80 percent.


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