While Steady Overall, High School Graduation Rates Decrease Among Idaho Hispanics

While Steady Overall, High School Graduation Rates Decrease Among Idaho Hispanics

January 17, 2020

According to the State Department of Education, “Idaho’s high school graduation rate remained flat in 2019, inching up a fraction of a percentage point.” However, “new data reveals the graduation rates for Hispanic students and students with disabilities dropped significantly.” While the overall graduation rate inched up from 80.6 to 80.7 percent, it dropped for Hispanic students by 2 whole percentage points, falling to 73.9 percent. Declines from 1.1 to 5.6 percent were also noted for English language learners, students with disabilities, and migrant students. Overall, the state’s “high school graduation rate fell well short of the state’s goal,” which was 87.3 percent. This goal was outlined in “Idaho’s Consolidated Plan, its blueprint to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.”