Indiana Department of Education Releases 2019 Graduation Rates

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the 2019 state graduation rate report.

In 2019, Indiana’s graduation rate was 87.29 percent, and the non-waiver rate was 76.73 percent. In 2018, Indiana’s graduation rate was 88.1 percent with a non-waiver graduation rate of 80.78 percent.

Bedford North Lawrence

  • Students graduating within 4 Years: 79.9%, the state average is 88.1%.
  • Students graduating within 5 Years: is 87.5%, the state average is 85.5%.

What diploma designations are graduates earning:

  • General – 28.2%, the state average is 9.5%.
  • Core 40 – 24.9%, the state average 50.7%.
  • Honors – 46.8%, the state average 39.8%
  • Waiver Graduates – 7.2%, the state average 8.3%

Status of students in this corporation who did not receive a diploma within four years:

  • Special Education Certificate – 2.2%, the state average 1.1%
  • High School Equivalency – 0.2%, the state average 0.2%
  • Continuing Students – 3.8%, the state average
  • Dropouts – 13.7%, the state average 5.1%

Mitchell Community Schools

  • Students graduating within 4 Years – 88.6%, state average 88.1%
  • Students graduating within 5 Years – 80%, state average 85.5%

What diploma designations are graduates earning:

  • General – 23.8%, state average 9.5%
  • Core 40 – 43.6%, state average 50.7%
  • Honors – 32.7%, state average 39.8%
  • Waiver Graduates – 12.9%, state average 8.3%

Status of students in this corporation who did not receive a diploma within four years:

  • Certificate of Course Completion – 0.9%, state average 0.1%
  • Special Education Certificate – 0%, state average 1.1%
  • High School Equivalency – 0%, state average 0.2%
  • Continuing Students – 3.5%, state average 5.2%
  • Dropouts – 5.3%, state average 5.1%

“Every day, school administrators and classroom teachers across our state dedicate themselves to academically preparing our students for success,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “There is still work to be done, and the Department will continue to commit its resources to local districts, working together to ensure our children graduate prepared for life beyond high school.”

Due to differences between federal and state accountability calculations, IDOE also released 2019 federal graduation rates. In 2019, Indiana’s federal graduation rate was 86.46 percent. Indiana’s federal graduation rate for 2018 was 87.23 percent.

To view a spreadsheet with statewide, corporation, and school-level data, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/accountability/find-school-and-corporation-data-reports.

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