Wyoming’s High School Graduation Rate Released
More than two-thirds of Wyoming's school districts are above the state average four year graduation rate of 77.6%, according to data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).
The data shows 30 of the 48 districts were above 80%. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy hill says there is always room for improvement though.
The data on four year graduation rates is collected by the WDE using a formula and methodology developed by the United States Department of Education as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The methodology does not account for why a student did not graduate in four years or less.
The WDE also calculated the rates of students that graduate within five or six years. the 2013 rate for students graduating from high school in five years or less is 81.3%, and the 2013 rate for students graduating from high school in six years or less is 82.9%.