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DeSoto Parish Cohort Graduation Rate Hits 95.8%
The DeSoto Parish School System is proud to announce a cohort graduation rate of 95.8% for the Class of 2015. The results, which annually come one year in lag, show a continued increase for the public school system. The graduation rate of 95.8% is up 1.3% from last year’s rate of 94.5% and up 20.0% over the last five years.
“Celebrating the graduation of every student is now part of our embedded culture and is paramount within the DeSoto Parish System,” said Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent. “I’m very proud of the structures our educators have put in place, the support from our community, and commitment to graduation from all our students.”
With a graduation rate of 95.8%, DeSoto ranks third in the State of Louisiana, among all systems. Further, DeSoto has been named a Top Ten District based on 3-year growth from 79.2% to 95.8%. Additionally, DeSoto has been named a Top Ten District based on the 1-year growth in graduation rates of students with disabilities, up to 81.8% from 66.7%.
“This is, yet again, another shining example of how our educators are working diligently with students to ensure their success,” said Dr. Neil Henderson, School Board President. “Our DeSoto Parish communities are much stronger as a result of this.”
The graduation cohort rate is calculated by determining the percentage of students who begin in a high school in the 9th grade and graduate, on time, four years later. So, in the case of DeSoto Parish Schools, 95.8% of students graduated on time with their class.
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