More Halton Students Graduating High School Than Ever Before

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Indira Naidoo-Harris

Indira Naidoo-Harris

Indira Naidoo-Harris was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Halton, and currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, focusing on long-term care. In the 1990s to work for CBC-TV’s The National and Midday News, and more recently as an anchored for CBC Newsworld, CBC’s The National and CTV Newsnet, as well as for local stations CBC Toronto, CBC Ottawa, TVO and OMNI Television. She has also anchored for CBC Radio regional and national programs, including World Report and The World at Six, and hosted the current affairs shows Cross Country Check-Up and The Current. Naidoo-Harris has won numerous awards for her work and volunteerism in national and international causes.

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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.

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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.

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