FWCS graduation rate tops 90%

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News release from the Fort Wayne Community Schools:

FWCS Graduation Rate Tops 90%

(April 16, 2014) – The Fort Wayne Community Schools graduation rate topped 90 percent for the Class of 2013, an increase from last year and higher than the state average.

For the FWCS Class of 2013, the graduation rate was 90.7 percent, higher than the state average of 88.6 percent and an increase from the Class of 2012 when the FWCS graduation rate was 87.7 percent.

“We are proud of the work being done by our students and staff and the support we receive from parents, the Board of School Trustees and the community to make sure our students graduate,” Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said.

“We have been focused on making sure our students are challenged through rigorous classes and understand the relevance of what they are learning to life after graduation. This starts the moment they enter elementary school and continues through middle and high school. Along the way, our staff members work closely with students and their families, building relationships and providing support and additional learning opportunities as needed.”

Northrop, Snider and Wayne high schools each saw gains in their graduation rates, with Wayne posting a gain of nearly 10 percentage points. Snider had the highest graduation rate among public high schools in Allen County with a graduation rate of 96.2 percent.

“Our goal is to make sure every student is prepared for life after graduation, whether they are going to college, the military, directly into the workforce or another option,” Dr. Robinson said. “This increase in graduation rates shows that the reforms we have put into place , the training we have provided staff members and the partnerships we have developed with businesses and community organizations have made a difference in the lives of students.”

School	                     2013 Grad Rate
North Side	                  81.7%
Northrop                          95.1%
Snider                            96.2%
South Side                        86.4%
Wayne                             90.0%

FWCS                              90.7%
State	                          88.6%

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