Graduate Overcomes Tough Journey

EUGENE, Ore. — Graduates at the University of Oregon had a lot to celebrate in their academic journey at this morning’s commencement. But for one graduate the road to success was a little more complicated. It’s been six years since Taylor Krieg enrolled at the University of Oregon. And with a few bumps along the … Continue reading »

Grad Numbers Up at Gateways High School

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local high school is boasting remarkable figures. Its graduation numbers doubled in just one year. Gateways High School is an alternative school. Many of the students that attend there are troubled kids referred by their previous campuses or even the juvenile detention centers. While they cater to all high school age … Continue reading »

4J Graduation Rates Decline

EUGENE, Ore. — A local school district didn’t fare so well when it comes to graduation rates. Numbers in a new report are disappointing to 4J administrators, parents and students. While Oregon’s high school graduation rate has improved just slightly from last year, 4J actually saw a 5-percent drop in its numbers. Everyone KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

Springfield Graduation Rate Up 2%

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — High schools around Springfield saw a 2-percent increase in graduation rates. They’re up to 64.35 percent. When looking at the demographics of gender and economic background, the numbers generally reflect what we see statewide, with girls and middle-income students doing better. Administrators say the numbers didn’t surprise them. “That was reaffirming in … Continue reading »

Oregon 4th Worst in Graduation Rates

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s high school graduation rates are the fourth worst in the entire country, according to the U.S. Department of Education. According to that report, Oregon is tied with Alaska at 68 percent when it comes to four-year graduation rates for the class of 2011. The report also revealed that Oregon high schools … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »