DeKalb High School's Graduation Rate is 92.2 Percent

posted Apr 17, 2014, 5:21 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Apr 17, 2014, 5:22 AM ]

Six of northeast Indiana’s 12 public high schools exceeded the state average in graduation rates for 2013, according to figures released Wednesday.  

The overall graduation rate for all schools was 88.6 percent, virtually unchanged from the prior year’s rate of 88.7 percent, the Indiana Department of Education said.

“There is some encouraging information in this release,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction. “While the overall graduation rate is largely the same as it was in 2012, when you dig into the data, it becomes clear that more of our students are graduating without a waiver and passing their end-of-course assessments. This is a crucial step in ensuring that our students graduate from high school both college- and career-ready.”

DeKalb High School reported the area’s best graduation rate of 92.2 percent. Other high schools topping the state average were Lakeland at 91.8 percent, Garrett with 91.6, Eastside at 91.1, Westview with 90.7 and Fremont at 89.7.

To read the whole article go to The Star - KPC MEDIA GROUP ~ Reporters Aaron Organ, Patrick Redmond and Bob Braley contributed to this report.