JCSD1 Graduation Rates Higher Than State Average

JCSD1 Graduation Rates Higher Than State Average

High school graduation rates in Johnson County are higher than the state average for 2017-18, although state-wide the rates continue to improve, according to a report released by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).

The graduation rate for Johnson County School District #1 overall was 87.8 percent last year, with Buffalo High School at 86.8% and Kaycee School at 92.9%.

That is compared to the state average “on-time” graduation rate of 81.7% in 2017-18, an increase of 1.5% state-wide from 2016-17, the highest increase under the four-year, on-time, USED methodology implemented in 2010, which is the fifth consecutive year of improvement from the graduation rate 77.6% for the class of 2013, according to the report.

The report also explained that 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.

To view the report, we have provided a link to the Wyoming Department of Education website here:



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