The Lincoln County School District showed an overall graduation rate of 81.99% for students in a four-year cohort (those who started together as Freshman in the Fall of 2014-15). Lincoln County School District’s rate of graduation went from 77.5 to 81.99% an increase of 4.24%. Overall, state averages have gone up by 2.03% so our district is following state trends and exceeding them.
Results for each high school 4-year rates:
* Taft 7-12 is 78.90% an increase of 1.76%;
* Toledo is at 79.25% an increase of 7.25%;
* Newport is 83.83% an increase of 4.17%;
* Waldport High School is 93.88% an increase of 16.38%.
* Charter high school Siletz Valley Early College Academy is 84.62% an increase of 3.67%;
* Eddyville Charter School is 100% an increase of 5.88%;
* Lincoln City Career Tech is 52.38% a decrease of 14.29%.
Results show that Lincoln County School District graduation rates have been on an upward climb for 4 straight years.
“We are showing improvement in graduation rates that pretty much correlate with the state percentages and population growth,” said Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Karen Gray. “We attribute the rise in graduation rates to a caring school district culture, along with other supports we’ve put in place district-wide such as graduation coaches, increased career and technical learning opportunities and implementation of AVID (advancement via individual determination) in all our schools.”
As the new Superintendent, Dr. Gray sees room for growth, “We need to improve support systems for our homeless students and our English Learners, those students who are not proficient in English during high school. I want to make sure that all of our students are able to read, write, do math and have career or college choices when they graduate.”
Dropout rates for the Lincoln County School District are at 2% – state average is 3.55%, which means that of 1,700 students in the 2014-15 4-year class, 34 did not complete the requirements to graduate. The greatest number of dropouts in LCSD are among those who are dealing with homelessness and those who are not proficient in English during high school. The district reports 280 students as homeless – and 14 of those dropped out – which means 5% did not finish. Of the 58 identified as English Learners 4 dropped out equating to 6.90%.