ID: Statewide Graduation Rate Inches Upward Amid Pandemic; Gains Aren’t Felt by All Students

ID: Statewide Graduation Rate Inches Upward Amid Pandemic; Gains Aren’t Felt by All Students

January 15, 2021

Despite a global pandemic that forced schools closed in the final months of the academic year, Idaho schools saw an increase in the statewide graduation rate in 2020, marking the first time the rate surpassed 82%. Though officials celebrated the gains, educators and advocates in the state noted that graduation rates for English learners, Black students, and military-connected students all fell – and the statewide rate still falls below the target set in Idaho’s ESSA improvement plan.