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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced today that high school graduation rates increased to 81.7 percent in 2017-18, which marked the fifth consecutive year of improvement from the class of 2013’s 77.6 percent graduation rate.
Full graduation rate statistics are available here.
“We set high goals for graduation rates in our plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act, and this increase – for a fifth straight year – just proves that when we work hand-in-hand with our school districts, good things continue to happen,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “Raising the graduation rate is a conscious, concerted effort by all. For students getting a high school diploma is a watershed moment – and it means they are now ready to start a career, go off to college, or join the military.”
Fifteen Wyoming school districts posted graduation rates of 90 percent or above:
- Fremont #2: 100.00%
- Fremont #6: 100.00%
- Park #16: 100.00%
- Sheridan #3: 100.00%
- Lincoln #1: 97.50%
- Sublette #1: 97.18%
- Weston #7: 95.45%
- Big Horn #2: 94.74%
- Platte #2: 93.33%
- Uinta #4: 93.22%
- Sweetwater #2: 92.34%
- Big Horn #4: 91.30%
- Platte #1: 91.18%
- Big Horn #3: 90.91%
- Park #1: 90.48%
Since the 2009-10 school year, the WDE has calculated graduation rates using the Federal Four-Year Adjusted Cohort methodology established by the U.S. Department of Education, complying with federal law that requires all states to calculate graduation rates the same way. Students are counted in the four-year, “on-time,” high school graduation rate if they earn a diploma by September 15 following their cohort’s fourth year. Five- and six-year graduation rates are also calculated, and can be viewed with the rest of the graduation rate data.
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Graduation Rate Brochure
Graduation Methodology Slide Show
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This survey will provide information for the Wyoming Department of Education to consider regarding changes and improvements to the Annual Report Card required by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The report card can be reviewed at wyomingmeasuresup.com.
Federal regulation 34 CFR 600.9(a) requires each state have a process to review and appropriately act on student complaints concerning institutions of higher education operating in the state.
Pursuant to W.S. 21-2-304 and 21-13-307, public schools must operate its schools and classes a minimum of 175 school days and 185 teacher contract days each year unless an alternative schedule has been approved by the State Board. Additionally, WDE Chapter 22 Rules and Regulations, states that school districts must maintain minimum hours based on school type. The purpose of this application is to request approval from the State Board of Education to operate under an alternative schedule fewer than 175 school days and/or fewer than 185 teacher contract days in a school year.
Pursuant to W.S. 21-4-301, public schools must operate its schools and classes a minimum of 175 school days each year unless an alternative schedule has been approved by the State Board. Additionally, WDE Chapter 22 Rules and Regulations, states that school districts must maintain minimum hours based on school type. The purpose of this form is to document unforeseen school closures of 1/2 day or more in a given school year. This form must be submitted to the WDE within two (2) weeks of the closure per WDE Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8, Section 5(a).