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IWCS Continues to Exceed State Graduation Rate; Dropout Rate Shows Steady Decline

The graduation rate for subgroups, including economically disadvantaged and black students, exceeded the state average, while the division’s graduation rate for students with disabilities fell just shy of the state average of 88.2%


“I am very proud of the success of our division,” said Division Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton.  “We continue to show a steady increase in the number of our students receiving a diploma in the four year cohort.


The dropout rate for IWCS for the class of 2018 was 2.5%, which was an improvement from the previous year’s rate of 3.4%.  Both high schools posted a dropout rate of 2.5%, well below the state’s rate of 5.5%. 


“Our low dropout rate, paired with our high graduation rate, is a result of the expectations we have for every child,” added Dr. Thornton. “We are providing students with a variety of opportunities to ensure they are equipped with the skills to be successful after graduation.”