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Yakima Public Schools See Growth in Graduation Rates

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The Yakima School District is seeing growth in graduation rates.

In 2018, 79.5% of Yakima School District students graduated in four years.  This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. This is a 16.3% increase in four years.

The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%.

Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.

The Yakima School District continues our commitment to increasing graduation rates and student success with the following: 

  • Increased access to HS Credit requirements beyond the traditional core offerings:
    • Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offerings International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) Offerings College in the High School
    • Initiating credit recovery options for students who may have failed one or more courses
    • Dedicated staff that works tirelessly to ensure student success:
      • Teachers, counselors, administrators and all support staff working towards the same goal: Graduation
      • Early interventions that are resulting in significant increases in student success in academics