Graduation Rates Explained

Each year the Oregon Department of Education releases a report of graduation rates for all high schools across the state.

In 2013-14, the state changed its calculation method to one that is more consistent with states across the country. The modification resulted in additional groups of students included in Oregon’s graduation count this year that impacted the rates.  The calculation now includes students who had met the requirements for a diploma after four years but opted to stay for an additional year in a fifth-year program offered by some districts.

One set of students counted among graduates in the new calculation include those who awarded a modified or advanced diploma. In previous years, these students were counted as high school completers rather than graduates, despite satisfying the requirements to receive a diploma. Many other states already include modified diplomas in their graduation rates, so this change gives students and schools credit for the hard work that goes into receiving a diploma, and provides a more accurate comparison across the country.

You can view the graduation rates for RSD and the entire state online on ODE’s website.

By 2025, the state aims to have a 5-year completer rate of 100% as part as our state’s 40-40-20 goal.

 

Redmond School District 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate History

School 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
RHS 46.3% 47.5% 44.0% 50.4% 66.7% 73.8%
RVHS 84.0% 68.1%
RPA 50.0% 72.5% 59.5% 51.0% 64.9% 70.9%
District 46.3% 48.8% 46.0% 48.0% 70.4% 70.5%

 

Redmond School District 5-year Cohort Graduation Rates

School 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
RHS 75.0% 71.4% 77.4% 74.0% 84.6% 67.6%
RVHS 82.3%
RPA 58.8% 89.6% 75.2% 65.8% 76.5%
District 68.4% 67.6% 73.6% 69.8% 75.2% 73.4%

 

Redmond School District 5-year Cohort Completer Rates

School 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
RHS 87.8% 84.3% 90.6% 81.1%
RVHS 89.1%
RPA 91.0% 80.5% 73.8% 87.6%
District 85.9% 81.6% 84.4% 84.8%

 

Redmond School District Drop-out Rates

School 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
RHS 1.9% 1.34% .084% 1.04% 3.1% 3.9%
RVHS 1.1% 2.6% 4.1%
RPA 1.6% 1.85% 4.26% 5.67% 3.7% 2.6%
District 2.3% 2.69% 3.13% 3.51% 3.3% 3.8%