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District News

February 6,  2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gresham-Barlow’s two large high schools see double digit increase in graduation rate over four years 

Every year more Gresham-Barlow students graduate on time ready for college or career
 
The Gresham-Barlow School District announced today that the graduation rates of the district’s two large high schools have both increased by more than 15% in the last four years. Gresham High School has increased its graduation rate by 15.5% and Sam Barlow High School’s rate has increased 15.3%.
 
“Graduation rates reflect a variety of factors that play out over many years,” said Superintendent Jim Schlachter. “Our rates are on the rise because of teachers providing relevant instruction, support staff counseling and encouraging students along the way, and each student’s network of support made up of family and friends.”
 
Gresham High School’s four-year graduation rate for 2012-13 was 76%. Sam Barlow High School’s graduation rate for last year was 85.3%. Both schools saw their graduation rates increase from last year. Gresham High School’s and Sam Barlow High School’s rates both increased by 3.5%.
 
Four-Year Graduation Rates
 
Gresham High School
 
Sam Barlow High School
Year
Rate
 
Year
Rate
09-10
60.5%
 
09-10
70.0%
10-11
68.0%
 
10-11
76.9%
11-12
72.5%
 
11-12
81.8%
12-13
76.0%
 
12-13
85.3%
 
Some of the changes made at Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School to increase the number of students graduating on time include:
 
  • An increased focus on instruction and teaching to the standards
  • Increasing the number of learning options and credit recovery opportunities so students have support and can meet graduation requirements within four years time
  • An increased focus on attendance and following up with students who are chronically absent
 
The 4-year graduation rate looks at a cohort, or group of students who enter high school in a given year. The state started tracking last year’s seniors in 09-10 when they first entered high school as freshmen. The 4-year graduation rate measures the number of students who receive a regular high school diploma within 4 years of entering high school.
 
The state of Oregon also tracks a 5-year high school graduation rate and a 4-year and 5-year high school completer rate. The 5-year graduation rate looks at the number of students who receive a regular high school diploma within 5 years. The completer rates are broader than the graduation rates and include those students who received a GED, Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Adult High School Diploma within that timeframe.
 Gresham High School
 
School Year
4-Year Graduation Rate
4-Year Completer
Rate
5-Year Graduation
Rate
5-Year Completer
Rate
12-13
76.0%
77.7%
77.3%
81.5%
 
 
Sam Barlow High School
 
School Year
4-Year Graduation Rate
4-Year Completer
Rate
5-Year Graduation
Rate
5-Year Completer
Rate
12-13
85.3%
87.5%
85.7%
89.1%
 
 
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