HCDSB High School Graduation Rates Keep Climbing!

5 Year Graduation Rate
HCDSB High School Graduation Rates Keep Climbing!

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Amanda Bartucci

Amanda Bartucci

Amanda Bartucci is the Communications Officer at Halton Catholic District School Board. She is attended St. Ignatius of Loyola in Oakville, and is a graduate of both Ontario College of Art & Design University and Humber College. She has been in her current position since 2013.

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Halton Catholic District School Board’s secondary graduation rates continue to show steady improvement over previous years. A report recently released by the Ministry of Education reveals that the graduation rates for Halton Catholic District School Board have increased once again, and remain consistently higher than the provincial graduation rate.

The Ministry’s report showed that in 2016 93.5 per cent of Halton Catholic students graduated within five years of starting Grade 9; a 1.1 per cent increase from 2015, and a 1.5 per cent increase from 2014. The provincial average for the five-year graduation rate was 86.5 percent.

The report also indicates that 89.8 per cent of Halton Catholic students graduated within four years of starting Grade 9; a 1.7 per cent increase from 2015, and a 2.8 percent increase from 2014. The provincial average for the four-year graduation rate was 79.6 per cent.

4 Year Graduation Rate

Quick Facts:

  1. In 2014, the Ministry of Education revised the calculation method to determine a graduation rate that now includes results for all Ontario students, rather than a subset of them.
  2. In 2015, 88.1 per cent of Halton Catholic students graduated within four years of starting Grade 9; 92.4 percent graduated within five years of starting Grade 9. The provincial average in 2015 was 78.3 per cent for the four-year graduation rate and 85.5 per cent for the five-year graduation rate.
  3. In 2014, 87 per cent of Halton Catholic students graduated within four years of starting Grade 9; 92 percent graduated within five years of starting Grade 9. The provincial average in 2014 was 76 per cent for the four-year graduation rate and 84 per cent for the five-year graduation rate.

“We are very proud of the strong graduation rate in our district. Our students work hard, and they are supported by parents who are engaged in their learning, and knowledgeable, dedicated staff who help them reach their full potential.” ~Paula Dawson, Director of Education

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