Did you hear? Highline’s graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent represents a jump of more than 12 points in two years. The increase comes at a time when standards for graduation are higher than ever and increasing numbers of Highline students are taking challenging, advanced coursework.
Here’s some evidence that students are meeting higher standards:
“I am inspired by the work of our dedicated teachers and staff, who hold our students to high expectations, by the hard work of our students, and by the support our students receive from their families and our community. Our rising graduation rate is evidence that our students are capable of achieving the bold goals our community has set for them,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “We are moving in the right direction, and we will not stop until we meet our target of at least 19 out of 20 students graduating prepared to choose their future.”Read full story.