Indiana Dept. of Education releases graduation rates


On Jan. 2, the Indiana Dept. of Education released graduation rates for all public-school districts in the state. The waiver graduation rate and the non-waiver graduation rate increased.

In Hamilton County, all school districts had a graduation rate well above 95 percent.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools led the county with a 97.13 graduation rate. Carmel Clay Schools had a 96.87 percent  rate, followed by Noblesville Schools (96.33 percent) and  Westfield Washington Schools (96.01 percent).

WWS dropped approximately half a percent in graduation rates from 2017. Hamilton Southeastern Schools rose approximately 5 percent in 2018. Carmel Clay Schools increased one-third of a percent while Noblesville Schools dropped approximately 2 percent.

Overall, schools within Hamilton County’s four cities were all above the state average graduation rate, which is less than 90 percent.

“With the increase to Indiana’s graduation rate, it is evident our schools are committed to the academic success of our students,” Indiana Supt. of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick stated in a press release. “While there is still work to be done, we will continue to partner with local districts to ensure every student graduates prepared for life beyond high school.”