Nevada high school celebrate record graduation rates

Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 11:08 AM PST
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Nevada's statewide high school graduation rate improved 3.26 percentage points with the Class of 2019, marking the highest graduation rate ever for the Silver State.

84.11% of the Class of 2019 earned their diplomas. That is the second year of increases.

Pershing (94.55%), Eureka (93.33%) and Douglas (91.26%) had the highest graduation rates in the state. Washoe County saw an 86.05% rate.

The Washoe County School District says its 4,064 2019 graduates marks the first time the District has awarded more than 4,000 diplomas to a single graduating class.

“This has proved to be a pivotal year in our District for our 64,000 students, and I’m very proud of the hard work of our students, families, and staff members,” said WCSD Board President Katy Simon Holland. “We have seen meaningful gains in graduation rates across all student groups this year, and these students are graduating ready for college, highly-skilled careers, or the military.

Carson City says its graduation rate has increased for the fourth year in a row, setting a record for the Class of 2019.

“These are very impressive numbers to look at when you consider all the effort that already goes into ensuring our students succeed academically,” said Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes. “It is extremely difficult to gain even a half of a graduation rate percentage point from year to year. The continued uptick in the numbers speaks to the ongoing effort and success of students, families, community partners and every employee within the district. This is a combined effort that should be celebrated among all of our partners and staff.”

2019 Graduation Rates

Statewide average - 84.11

Carson City - 86.79

Churchill - 72.95

Clark - 85.80

Douglas - 91.26

Elko - 83.83

Eureka - 93.33

Humboldt - 86.11

Lander - 78.38

Lincoln - 87.84

Lyon - 86.46

Mineral - 85.00

Nye - 79.96

Pershing - 94.55

State Public Charter School Authority - 77.79

Storey - 83.87

Washoe - 86.05

White Pine - 66.88

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