Highline Public School’s graduation rate jumps from 63% to over 70% in 1 year

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield announced Monday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate grew at nearly seven and a half points in a single year, as the rate for the Class of 2015 is now at 70.3 percent, compared with 62.9 percent for the Class of 2014.

This is the first year that the district’s graduation rate has gone above 70 percent since 2010, the year the state began using the current formula for calculating graduation rates. The 70.3 percent figure is a hike of more than nine percentage points over the graduation rate for the Class of 2010.

Superintendent Enfield announced the jump in the graduation rate at her annual State of Our Schools address Monday morning, Nov. 2.

“This represents a significant step forward for our students and our Highline community, and it is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated staff,” said Dr. Enfield. “This is proof that our students are capable of meeting the high expectations we have for them and that our bold goals for our students are achievable.”

For more comments from Dr. Enfield, watch this video:

The district’s strategic plan names ambitious academic goals, including a goal for 19 out of 20 students in the Class of 2017 to graduate prepared to choose their future.


One Response to “Highline Public School’s graduation rate jumps from 63% to over 70% in 1 year”
  1. David Robertson says:

    Kudos, Superintendent Enfield! It’s truly heartwarming to know that you would kick Seattle Schools down the stairs in order to go someplace where you could make a difference. You have. and the Highline community owes you a great debt of thanks for proving that you don’t have to be from wealth to succeed.

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