MT: State Superintendent Announces Record Low Dropout, Looks Ahead to Rising Graduation Rates

MT: State Superintendent Announces Record Low Dropout, Looks Ahead to Rising Graduation Rates

January 18, 2021

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced a statewide dropout rate of less than 2%, a historic low and a possible indicator of coming increases to the graduation rate. Arntzen credited persistent actions taken under the state’s ESSA plan to increase graduation rates, engage school communities, and build workforce readiness programs as reasons for the declining dropout rate.