District grad rates outpace state average

Corvallis School District graduation rates continue to outpace the state average, according to the annual graduation report released today by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Statewide, the four-year graduation rate for 2011 was 67 percent, a slight increase from 66 percent in 2010.

In the Corvallis district, the 2010-2011 graduation rate was 70 percent for students who began as freshmen in 2007-2008 and who graduated within four years with a regular diploma.

The state also reports a five-year cohort graduation rate which includes students who take up to five years to graduate with a regular diploma. The Corvallis five-year cohort rate was 74 percent last year, compared to 71 percent across Oregon.

Neither report includes students who graduated with alternative diplomas or earned a GED.

The annual ODE report also included dropout rates. The state’s 2010-2011 dropout rate was 3.3 percent; the Corvallis district’s dropout rate was 1.6 percent. (Because of the different formulas used to figure each one, graduation and dropout rates cannot be compared directly.)

The complete ODE graduation report, including individual district and school reports, is available here.