In Wyoming, females more likely to complete high school

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

High school graduation rates in Wyoming fell again this year, like they have for the past four.

Several trends among the state's high school graduation rate include:

  • Females are more likely to graduate from high school than their male peers.
  • The graduation rate among Native American students in Wyoming, 42 percent, is at its lowest point in four years.
  • Asian and Pacific Islander students continue to be the state's smallest but highest-performing minority groups, graduating at 88 percent and 84 percent last year.
  • Students speaking English as a second language graduated at a greater rate last year than the year before.

For Natrona County, the overall trend is improvement over the past decade, where graduation rates have increased from 63 percent in 2003 to 74 percent in 2013, according to information provided by the district. Graduation rates here have slipped in recent years, however, from a district high of 77 percent in 2008.

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