Graduation Rates Concern School District 2

Graduation rates at Sheridan High School and the John C. Schiffer alternative high school were lower in 2019 than in the year before, and that concerns Sheridan County School District 2. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Graduation rates for 2019 in Sheridan County School District 2 were higher than the statewide average, but lower than the district’s rate in 2018, and that’s of concern to the district’s administrators and faculty.

Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft talked about the numbers at Monday night’s meeting of district trustees.

The overall 2019 graduation rate for seniors who graduate in four years in Sheridan County School District 2 was 85.5 percent – a little under 87 percent for Sheridan High School and slightly over 71 percent for the John C. Schiffer alternative high school. The district-wide graduation rate last year was a little over 89 percent.

Craft said the district is actively analyzing a variety of factors that influence graduation rates.

Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft reported numbers to District 2 trustees Monday night. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Turning to other matters Monday, trustees acknowledged a donation of funds from Sheridan Media that were left over from Sheridan Media’s Christmas Wish Campaign.

In other action, trustees approved replacement of one of the district’s school buses and the donation of two other buses to the Northern Wyoming Community College District for use in diesel technology programs at Sheridan and Gillette colleges.

Trustees also approved a slate of five memorial scholarships for award in the 2020-2021 school year.

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