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KSD Graduation Rates Increase 8.1% Between 2015-2020

Kent School District is proud to announce the overall 2020 cohort graduation rate increased 3.8% to 87.8% and graduation rates districtwide have risen 8.1% since 2015. A cohort contains students who enter ninth grade and graduate within four years.

Our Class of 2020 African American students’ graduation rate was 90.8%, which is an increase of 8.2% from the year before.

We also saw an increase for our Hispanic/Latino students, who showed a 4.5% increase with a graduation rate of 81.4%.

There were gains for Inclusive Education (IE) and English Language Learner (ELL) students with IE students seeing a 10.1% increase to 63.3% graduation rate from 2019. And ELL students with a 7.5% increase to 72.2%.

Kentlake High School saw the largest increase among our comprehensive high schools with a graduation rate of 91.9% for the Class of 2020, which is a 9.6% increase from the Class of 2019.

“Our 2020 seniors faced unprecedented challenges, yet this data confirms their ability to persevere, overcome, and succeed.” - Dr. Calvin J. Watts, KSD Superintendent, November 18, 2020 Board Meeting

“This data also shows the commitment of students, families, and staff who did not over-utilize available waivers and prioritized student learning even during this global health crisis. And while we celebrate these impressive gains for the whole student body, we cannot, and we must not lose sight of the fact that specific student groups are still not achieving at the same rate. We still have much work to do to ensure we are successfully preparing all students —meaning each and every—for their futures.” Said KSD Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts.