Board Hears Graduation Report

Board Hears Graduation Report

Buffalo High School Principal Chad Bourgeois gave his annual report on the school to the school district's Board of Trustees at their last meeting.

Bourgeois gave a handout containing the pertinent points he wanted to cover, from graduation rates to test scores.

Test scores for BHS students, whether Explore, Plan or ACT testing, show students here, in Average Composite Score, are ahead of state scores, except slightly behind, by .02 of a point in ACT scores.

Buffalo's High School Graduation Rate has held fairly steady from 90% in 2005 to 88% in 2013, holding a 9-year average of 87.77%.
By comparison, the state average in 2010 was 80%, while the national average that year was 78%.

Concurrent Enrollment is one area Bourgeois is proud of, and many students are taking advantage of the free college courses offered through the program at Sheridan College in Johnson County, Sheridan College and Gillette College.
This year there are 39 courses offered concurrently, with 194 total students participating at BHS alone. More are enrolled in concurrent classes at Kaycee High School.
An incoming freshman has the ability, through the program, to leave high school four years later not only with a high school diploma but an associates degree as well.
This year, 29 freshmen, 33 sophomores, 61 juniors and 71 seniors are participating in the program.

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