Thursday, April 2, 2015 5:15 pm ·  0 Comments
Ontario’s provincial high school graduation rate has increased again. More students are gaining the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and prosper.
The rate of students graduating in Ontario within five years of starting high school is 84 per cent. That’s 16 percentage points higher than the 2004 rate of 68 per cent. The percentage of students graduating in four years was 76 per cent, up from the 2004 rate of 56 per cent.
Since 2004, approximately 163,000 more students have graduated than would have if the graduation rate had remained at the 2004 level. For the first time, the government is also publishing school board level graduation rates from across the province. Ensuring parents, students, teachers and boards have access to consistent data will help improve student success.
In Halton we can be proud of our students who are beating the provincial averages. The Halton Catholic District School Board graduation rate within five years of starting high school is 87% and 92% if the student graduates within four years. At the Halton District School Board graduation rate within five years of starting high school is 80% and 88% if the student graduates within four years.
Helping students succeed is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.