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News Release
Hillsboro School District Graduation Rate Crests 86 Percent - 01/23/20

Media Release – Embargoed until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Hillsboro School District Graduation Rate Crests 86 Percent

On-time cohort graduation rate reaches 86.24 percent; completer rate hits 90.4 percent

January 23, 2020, Hillsboro, OR - Hillsboro School District is pleased to announce another graduation rate increase, continuing its year-over-year upward trajectory since 2015. More than 86 percent of seniors in the class of 2019 graduated on time and more than 90 percent completed on time:

 

Total 

Students

2019 Grads

2019 Grad Rate

2018 Grad Rate

?^** (in pct. pts.)

Other completers*

2019 Completer Rate

Century

397

359

90.43%

89.12%

+1.31

14

93.95%

Glencoe

435

374

85.98%

87.79%

-1.81

18

90.11%

Hilhi

348

312

89.66%

83.78%

+5.88

4

90.80%

Hills. Online

24

18

75.00%

66.67%

+8.33

4

91.67%

Liberty

398

345

86.68%

85.46%

+1.22

11

89.45%

HSD

1635

1410

86.24%

84.47%

+1.77

68

90.40%

*Other completers includes students earning an Adult HS Diploma, Extended Diploma, or GED.

At Century High School, more than 90 percent of students graduated on time; and at Hilhi, graduation rates leapt nearly six points to 89.66 percent. Nearly all schools and the District overall have completer rates above 90 percent - meaning students who either graduated, received an Adult or Extended Diploma, or earned their GED. 

The achievement gap between White and Latino students also continues to narrow - last year closing from 6.48 percentage points (86.08% vs. 79.60%) to 5.55 percentage points (85.66% vs. 80.11%), and this year closing again to 4.82 percentage points (87.97% vs. 83.13%). 

“We are seeing these results because we’re chasing kids,” states Assistant Superintendent Dayle Spitzer. “We don’t let go the students who are behind, struggling, or thinking about dropping out. We bring them in and support them in finding ways to earn credits, catch up, and graduate. We will continue innovating relevant solutions for students until 100 percent of them successfully complete high school.”

Superintendent Mike Scott continues: “Our school staff deserve so much credit for these results, and not just our high school staff either. It takes staff at all levels, along with parents and community partners, to ensure students have the support, skills and knowledge they need to graduate.”

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For additional information and disaggregated data, please visit hsd.k12.or.us/graduationrates