Oregon Has Fourth Lowest Graduation Rate

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon has the fourth lowest high school graduation rate in the country, according to new data from the Department of Education.

Last year, 68 percent of Oregon high schoolers received their diplomas within four years. This was the first time every state was required to measure graduation rates the same way.

The numbers include only those students who earned regular diplomas, not GEDs.

Nevada had the lowest graduation rate in the country–62 percent–followed by New Mexico and Georgia.

Oregon and Alaska were tied for fourth at 68 percent.


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  1. Michael Aguilera says:

    Not surprising, the students do not attend school each day, rather the teachers get office work days and the school days are irregular. Sometimes the kids get off early on Wednesday. Obviously Oregon doesn’t value education.

  2. Cristi says:

    Well going by the lazy, selfish, spoiled, self-centered, dis-respectful, manipulative, excuse-filled and unsupervised (I’m not allowed to have any say) 14 1/2 year old kid that lives in my house, I absolutely believe it. And the teachers just keep passing him on to the next grade, year after year…no problem…I’m guessing so that they can get rid him and let the next bunch of teachers deal with it.

  3. Michael Garden says:

    I believe that the drop out rate is even greater for Springfield schools. Schools are not like they use to be. There is absolutely no special education program that effectively works, kids get lost in the cracks, they do not earn enough credits to graduate thus having them stay a 4th and 5th year. The schools are inconsistent with their teachers, some staff members have no clue how to work with kids, there is no open door policy when a kid has a question.

    I’m pretty disgusted with how the public schools are these days, in the long run it’s all hurting our children who eventually will go out into the world and struggle to make it on their own.

    I recommend if ever a question comes up with your child in school and you feel like you’re talking to a wall, hire an attorney. I did and it worked! I was able to change all my children’s academic curriculum and hold all teachers accountable for being lazy and not taking the time to notice that some of their students learn differently than others. These public educators are now required to accommodate my kids whether they like it or not.

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