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Lynnville-Sully Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average

posted Jun 13, 2016, 9:34 PM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 12:12 PM ]

Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year in a row while dropout rates continue to fall, according to figures released on May 3, 2016 by the Iowa Department of Education.

State data show 90.8 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2015 graduated within four years. 

Lynnville-Sully's four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2015:  97.1%

SICL Conference & Area Schools Class of 2015 Four-Year Graduation Rate (in alphabetical order): Baxter (100%); Belle Plaine (92.6%); BGM (88.4%); Colfax-Mingo (86.7%); Grinnell-Newburg (89.3%); HLV (91.3%); Iowa Valley (87.5%); Keota (95.8%); Montezuma (100%); Newton (94.2%); North Mahaska (84.1%); PCM (93.8%); Pella (95.7%); Sigourney (93.2%); Tri-County (92.3%).

Iowa has led the nation in recent years in high school graduation rates and last year became the first state with a graduation rate above 90 percent.

“Iowans should be proud that our state leads in high school graduation rates, and I know this accomplishment isn’t by chance,” Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said. “As I’ve traveled to classrooms across the state this past school year, I’ve seen countless examples of educators taking an individualized approach to meeting the needs of their students. While graduation is a critical step, we cannot rest until all kids graduate with the skills they need to succeed beyond high school.”

Iowa graduation rates are calculated with a formula established by the U.S. Department of Education. Unique student identification numbers allow school districts to carefully account for all ninth-grade students as they move through high school. At the state level, the method helps determine when a student graduates, even if the student has switched districts in Iowa during high school.

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