CCSD Graduation Rate Surpasses 83 Percent
The Clark County School District’s (CCSD) final graduation rate for the Class of 2017 is a record high 83.22 percent, an increase of 8.34 percent over the previous year according to final data compiled by the Nevada Department of Education. “Over the past five years, our schools and all of the people in them have been focused on the success of every student in every classroom,” said Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky.
CCSD continues to make progress in improving its graduation rate. During the past seven years, the graduation rate has increased from 59.34 percent in 2011 to 83.22 percent in 2017. The increase in the graduation rate is also reflected in the number of graduates, as the Class of 2017 was CCSD’s largest ever, with 20,030 graduates.
“We set a goal to obtain a graduation rate of 82 percent by 2018-19. I couldn’t be more proud that we reached our target, and we did so two years earlier than projected,” said Board of School Trustees President Deanna L. Wright. “We will remain focused on continuing to reach all of the goals outlined in the district’s Pledge of Achievement strategic plan to increase student achievement and ensure all students graduate college or career ready.”