On Jan. 2, the Indiana Dept. of Education released graduation rates for all public-school districts in the state. Both the waiver graduation rate and the non-waiver graduation rate increased.
In the Geist area, all school districts had a graduation rate well above 95 percent.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools led the way with a 97.13 graduation rate. Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. was next at 95.81 percent, followed by Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township at 92.86 percent.
Last year, Hamilton Southeastern Schools had a 97.08 percent graduation rate. Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. was at 92.28 percent, almost 3 percent below the 2018 rate. MSD of Lawrence Township was at 92.25 percent, also improving in 2018.
“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.”