Redmond Continues to Show Growth in Graduation Rates

Redmond, Ore. — The Redmond School District’s districtwide four-year and five-year cohort graduation rates improved and the district’s one-year dropout rate dropped in the 2019-20 school year. 

Of the 624 students who were freshmen in 2016-17, 87.8 percent graduated within four years in 2020. That is a full 5 percentage points above the state, which posted an 82.6 percent graduation rate. 

Of the 675 students who were freshmen in 2015-16, 85.5 percent graduated within five years in 2020, and 88.3 percent of them completed school within five years — meaning they earned a diploma, extended or modified diploma or GED within five years. That is above the state’s 87.2 percent five-year completer rate. 

“The district’s improvement in graduation rates is directly tied to a collective effort from teachers, counselors, principals and parents to ensure each student had every opportunity to graduate on time,” said David Burke, Redmond School District’s Director of Secondary Programs. “We are excited about the continuous and steady increase in graduation year over year. Although the overall numbers are good to recognize, it’s the individual students we celebrate. For the students who did not graduate last spring, we know them by name and are working hard to help them either earn their diploma or GED.” 

The district’s one-year dropout rate dropped from 4 percent in 2018-19 to 2.3 percent in 2019-20. That is in line with the state’s 2.38 percent dropout rate in 2019-20.

“We celebrate the hard work of our teachers, administrators, and most importantly the graduates and their families,” Superintendent Charan Cline said. “The continuous improvement in graduation rates has been impressive, but we will never be satisfied until every one of our students leaves our schools with a positive path forward.”