How is Graduation Rate calculated?

When students enter 9th grade they enter a graduation cohort, a group of students who begin as first time 9th graders in a particular school year and who graduate with a regular high school diploma in four years or less. If a student does not graduate on time (within that 4 years), the student will not count against as part of that year’s graduation rate.

Cohorts can be adjusted throughout the 4-year term. A cohort is adjusted by adding any students transferring into a cohort in a school and by subtracting any students who transfer out or are otherwise allowed to be removed from the cohort.

Students are not counted in a school’s graduation rate when exiting before the end of their four years of expected enrollment in high school grades 9-12 for any of the following reasons, but only when districts obtain the documentation required by federal regulation:

  • Transferred to a home school curriculum or another diploma granting high school
  • Moved out of the country
  • Deceased

A student who transfers into a school, is required to be assigned to the cohort in which the student started 9th grade for the first time, even if this event occurred in a different district or school.

A student not counted as graduating in four years may have:

  • Dropped out, been rumored to transfer (no written confirmation), or left for reasons unknown by the school
  • Left school to participate in a non-high school diploma granting educational or trade program (including GED)
  • Attended high school in grades 9-12 for 4 full years without graduating (may still be seeking a diploma in 5 or 6 years)

District Graduation Rate

      
 

Sweetwater County School District #1
All Student 4-Year Graduation Rate

  2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
% of Graduates 67.01 71.43 76.85 74.59 78.19 75.56 76.52 73.31 77.06 74.1

Graduation Rates by School

  

Sweetwater County School District #1
Black Butte, Farson-Eden, Rock Springs High Schools

  2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
BBHS 45.45 20.00 39.02 59.64 61.3
FEHS 90.91 83.33 91.67 81.82 100
RSHS 78.21 83.55 77.23 78.82 73.8

 

English Learner Grad Rate

  

Sweetwater County School District #1
ELL Four Year On-Time Graduation Rate

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

% of Graduates

50

27.3

58.3

36.4

70.6

Free or Reduced Lunch Eligible Grade Rate

 

Sweetwater County School District #1
Lunch Eligible Four Year On-Time Graduation Rates
  2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
% of Graduates 65.4 58.1 60.8 62.1 57.8

Graduation Rate by Gender

  

Sweetwater County School District #1
Gender Four Year On-Time Graduation Rates

  2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Female 79.7 81.7 79.8 79.1 82.42
Male 71 71.4 67.6 75.1 68

IDEA Grad Rate

  

Sweetwater County School District #1
IEP Four Year On-Time Graduation Rates

  2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
% of Graduates 54.1 55.8 50 51.7 34.43