Idaho Education News recently reported that Idaho’s graduation rates were at an all-time high, reaching 80.6 percent. This number tracks students in four-year cohorts from ninth grade through 12th grade. This is great news for Idaho kids and reflects the success of intervention efforts at all levels.
The Nampa School District is excited to report overall graduation numbers from last year that exceed the state average. In 2017-2018, NSD graduated 81.7 percent of students in its four-year cohort, an increase of 3.9 percent over the previous year. By contrast, the overall state rate increased by just 0.9 percent. Even more exciting, data shows that our language-learners graduated at the same 81.7 percent rate, and 82 percent of our economically disadvantaged students graduated on time.
“We are excited to see growth above that of the state average and attribute this to the extraordinary efforts of our teachers and counselors, including our college and career counselors,” said Superintendent Paula Kellerer. “This good news reflects the hard work we are doing across the Nampa School District to make sure students graduate on time and have opportunities to realize their future goals. We have been focusing on improving our rates and have been deliberate in our efforts, and we are pleased that our subgroups continue to perform well.”
The Nampa School District is committed to student success and will continue to look at ways to improve student performance and outcomes.