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CCSD reports record high graduation rate

Over 82% in 2017
Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 02:01:49-04

The Clark County School District is reporting a record high graduation rate for the class of 2017. 82.7% of students, over 20,000 total earned their diplomas in 2017.

The total graduation rate has increased over the past 7 years, from 59.34% in 2011 to 82.71% in 2017.


The increase in the graduation rate is attributed to several factors, according to Chief Academic Officer Dr. Mike Barton. “Our teachers and other staff are implementing additional strategies to develop relationships with students to provide more individualized education,” said Barton. “We have seen how students thrive when adults on campus are checking in on their continuous improvement.”

CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky also commented on reaching the goal. 

“We set a goal to obtain a graduation rate of 82 percent by 2018-19, I could not be more proud that we reached our target, and did so one year earlier than projected,” said Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. “We still have a lot of work to do and we must remain focused on continuing to reach all of the goals outlined in the district’s Pledge of Achievement to increase student achievement and ensure all students graduate college or career ready.”

“I am so proud of the work that is done in our schools every day, and the graduation rate is evidence of the success of our educator’s throughout CCSD,” said Skorkowsky.

The announcement is good news in light of recentnews of budget cutbacks at CCSD.