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Graduation Rates, April 2018 Report

West Branch Community School District

April, 2018

Dear Superintendent Kevin Hatfield

Graduation Rates, 2016 (5 Year) / 2017 (4 Year):

The Department reports both a four-year and five-year cohort graduation rate. The four-year cohort graduation rate is calculated for the class of 2017 by dividing the number of students in the cohort who graduate with a regular high school diploma (numerator) in four years or less by the number of first-time 9th graders enrolled in the fall of 2013 minus the number of students who transferred out plus the total number of students who transferred in (denominator).

The five-year cohort graduation rate is calculated for the class of 2016 using a similar methodology as the four-year cohort rate.  This rate is calculated by dividing the number of students in the cohort who graduate with a regular high school diploma (numerator) in five years or less by the number of first-time 9th graders enrolled in the fall of 2012 minus the number of students who transferred out plus the total number of students who transferred in (denominator).

District Graduation Rates:

  • 2017 class 4 year cohort graduation rate:  94%
  • 2016 class 5 year cohort graduation rate:  98.31%

 

District Dropout Rates:

  • Number of grade 7-12 dropouts in 2016-17:  2
  • Number of grade 9-12 dropouts in 2016-17:  2
  • Grade 7-12 dropout rate in 2016-17:  0.54%
  • Grade 9-12 dropout rate in 2016-17:  0.8%

 

Jay Pennington, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Information and Analysis Services

Iowa Department of Education

 

“WBCSD Graduation / Dropout History” since new (2011-12) cohort calculations started – Mr. Hatfield

 

WBCSD 4 Year Graduation Rate

 

Year Percentage
2011-12 85.71
2012-13 91.04
2013-14 88.57
2014-15 96.55
2015-16 94.92
2016-17 94.00
 

WBCSD 5 Year Graduation Rate

 

Year Percentage
2011-12 92.86
2012-13 98.57
2013-14 97.14
2014-15 96.06
2015-16 98.12
2016-17 98.31
 

WBCSD Dropout Rate (7-12)

 

Year (Number) / Percentage
2011-12 (5) / 1.35
2012-13 (4) / 1.05
2013-14 (3) / 0.79
2014-15 (5) / 1.36
2015-16 (1) / 0.27
2016-17 (2) / 0.54