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)
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Sweetwater County School District #1 Graduation Policy

Graduation from the Sweetwater #1 School District's High Schools requires successful completion of specific requirements of Wyoming law and District policy. Only those students who have completed graduation requirements may take part in graduation ceremonies.  Students and their legal parent(s) or guardian(s) are responsible for compliance with these graduation requirements.  Graduation requirements begin in the ninth (9th) grade and continue through the twelfth (12th) grade. Specific credits or courses must be successfully completed according to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards, as amended. For additional graduation information, please click on the following document.  Graduation Policy

District Graduation Rate




Graduation Rates by School




English Learner Grad Rate




Free or Reduced Lunch Eligible Grade Rate




Graduation Rate by Gender




Students with IEP Graduation Rate




School Level Graduation Data

Please click on the links below for additional disaggregated graduation data for the three high schools.  Groups with less than 5 students are confidential and not published.