INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — On Friday, the Indiana Department of Education announced the 2020 state graduation rate increased slightly over the past year, thanks to several school districts that had a 100% graduation rate.
One of these school districts is Adams Central Community Schools in Monroe.
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“This modest improvement in Indiana’s 2020 graduation rate is encouraging, especially as Hoosier students and educators have tackled unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic,” said Indiana Secretary of Education Katie Jenner. “As evidenced by data and research, we know a person’s educational attainment impacts their future quality of life, health, living wage employment and sustained earning. That’s why it’s critical we continue to increase the number of students graduating from high school, as well as encourage strategic K-12, postsecondary and employer partnerships to maximize lifelong success for every Hoosier student.”
Jenner says the 2020 state graduation rate reflects the State Board of Education’s waiver of the Graduation Qualifying Exam requirement for the 2020 cohort, which could not be administered because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seven school districts statewide achieved a graduation rate of 100 percent.
These schools are:
• Adams Central Community Schools
• Barr-Reeve Community Schools
• Attica Consolidated School Corp.
• South Knox School Corp.
• MSD Boone Township
• Signature School Inc.
• Rock Creek Community Academy
Due to differences between federal and state accountability equations and standards, IDOE also released 2020 federal graduation rates.
In 2020, Indiana’s federal graduation rate was 87.01%.
Indiana’s federal graduation rate for 2019 was 86.46%.
To view a spreadsheet with statewide, corporation and school-level graduation data click here.