SBLSD grad rates climb to all-time high of 92.5%

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    In a year where we have wanted a decrease in numbers (think COVID-19 case counts), we are proud to announce a 2 percent increase in our 4-year graduation rate! The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District now boasts a 92.5 percent graduation rate for 2020! That’s a whopping 10 percent higher than the state average. Each year’s increase brings us closer to our bold goal of 100 percent graduation. 

    A milestone made together  

    We’re more committed than ever to help every student earn that valued diploma, but we can’t do it alone. Despite arguably one of the most challenging years in education, our students reached this well-earned milestone with the help of many. After a required quick pivot to distance learning last spring, our families played a critical role in their child’s education.The hard work and persistence among our families, staff, partners and community leaders does not go unnoticed. You play an important role in helping us reach every student, every day. We thank you! 

    Racially-diverse student groups earn 100% graduation

    When we dig deeper into our graduation data, we discover more reasons to celebrate the meaning of the phrase “all means all.” After an intense, yearlong effort of intentional and equitable focus on our students by race/ethnicity and special programs, we’re excited to report a graduation increase in every group. Especially notable is an impressive 100 percent graduation rate in three racially diverse student groups — American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

    Image of 100 percent graduation for three historically-marginalized student groups Image of graduation rates for student groups and programs Here’s a breakdown of graduation rates by subgroups*:

    Student Groups 

    Grad Rate (2020)

    Grad Rate (2019)

    Overall

    92.5%

    90.5%

    American Indian/Alaska Native

    100%

    63%

    Asian

    92%

    94%

    Black/African American

    100%

    80%

    Hispanic/Latino

    93%

    91%

    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 

    100%

    33%

    Two or more races

    92%

    91%

    White 

    93%

    92%

    Low-Income Students
    (free/reduced-price meals)

    86%

    81%

    Special Education Students 

    84%

    75%

    Homeless Students 

    87%

    70%

    *Race, ethnicity, and program data excludes 7 students enrolled in our extended Developmental Learning and Community-Based Transition programs.

    Find detailed data about graduation and where we plan to focus our efforts next.