Got some energizing news a couple of days ago…our school district is among those in the state with the lowest drop out rates for school year 2006-2007.
Our superintendent had this to say:
The good news about our District high school dropout rates will have a very positive impact on how our community views our schools. The statistics released this week can be interpreted in all kinds of ways, but the bottom line is that we have educators at our high schools who work very hard on the dropout problem and are seeing some success. The resources provided by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant have helped a lot, and we will continue some of the key work that the grant started (it ends this year).
Hillsboro School District 2.1%
Century High School 1.0%
Glencoe High School 1.2%
Hillsboro High School 1.5%
Liberty High School 2.4%
Miller Education Center 0.9% (alternative – 60 students, 4 teachers)
Washington County 2.8%
State of Oregon 4.4%
A complete report on dropout rates will be given at the April 22 Board meeting.
What’s it like in your district?