Reported by Sharon Salyer / Herald Writer
Every June, a new class of students graduates from local high schools. But some don’t. One measure of a high school or school district is the rate of on-time graduation — the percentage of students who graduate within four years. Here’s our annual look at area school districts and major high schools.
In 2011, the state changed the way it calculates graduation rates to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law. In previous years, we listed several years’ worth of graduation rates for each school district and selected high schools. This year we list only two years’ worth of data, due to that change in methodology.
The most recent data available are for the 2011-12 school year.
On-time grad rates by school districtRanked by 2012 four-year grad rate.
|District||2011 graduates||2011 four-year grad rate||2012 graduates||2012 four-year grad rate|
On-time grad rates for selected high schoolsRanked by 2012 four-year grad rate.
|District||School||2011 graduates||2011 four-year grad rate||2012 graduates||2012 four-year grad rate|
|Marysville||International School of Communications||53||96.4%||64||95.5%|
|Mukilteo||Kamiak High School||507||94.2%||502||94.0%|
|South Whidbey||South Whidbey High School||126||94.0%||123||93.9%|
|Everett||Henry M. Jackson High School||390||92.0%||416||93.5%|
|Northshore||Bothell High School||429||91.3%||422||92.7%|
|Marysville||Marysville Pilchuck Pathways of Choice||239||90.9%||265||92.7%|
|Edmonds||Meadowdale High School||306||86.9%||304||91.8%|
|Stanwood-Camano||Stanwood High School||325||90.5%||335||91.3%|
|Snohomish||Glacier Peak High School||280||92.1%||319||90.6%|
|Lake Stevens||Lake Stevens High School||437||86.0%||513||89.7%|
|Arlington||Arlington High School||325||89.0%||314||89.0%|
|Monroe||Monroe High School||320||83.8%||348||88.1%|
|Everett||Cascade High School||357||88.1%||367||87.4%|
|Snohomish||Snohomish High School||361||87.2%||372||86.7%|
|Lakewood||Lakewood High School||160||83.3%||155||84.7%|
|Edmonds||Mountlake Terrace High School||288||84.0%||262||84.2%|
|Edmonds||Edmonds Woodway High School||393||86.0%||304||84.0%|
|Coupeville||Coupeville High School||65||80.2%||69||83.1%|
|Darrington||Darrington High School||35||79.5%||38||82.6%|
|Granite Falls||Granite Falls High School||125||88.0%||109||82.6%|
|Everett||Everett High School||266||82.1%||252||80.3%|
|Mukilteo||Mariner High School||318||76.8%||370||78.9%|
|Sultan||Sultan High School||113||78.5%||96||78.0%|
|Oak Harbor||Oak Harbor High School||311||80.2%||306||76.1%|
|Edmonds||Lynnwood High School||257||73.4%||276||75.8%|
|Marysville||Arts and Technology High School||62||75.6%||67||75.3%|
|Marysville||Academy of Construction and Engineering||37||84.1%||41||68.3%|
SOURCE: Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction