IMPROVED VCUSD GRADUATION RATE SOARS TO 72%
In June of 2011, the Vallejo City Unified School District's Governing Board of Trustees and Superintendent were charged, by the community, to significantly increase the student graduation rates and decrease the dropout rate. Today, the California Department of Education (CDE) released state, county and District Four-Year cohort graduation and dropout rate outcomes. VCUSD improvements in graduation rates and reductions in dropout rates have been significant.
There has been an 18 percentage point increase over the past three years, increasing from 54% in 2010-2011 to 72% in the 2013-2014 school year. For school year 2013-14, the graduation rate increased by 7 percentage points over the prior academic year.
For the school year 2013-2014, the dropout rate has decreased by 6.6 percentage points. Over three years the dropout rate has decreased 16 percentage points dropping from 37.2% in 2010-2011 to 21.2% in 2013-2014.
The State's graduation rate for 2013-14 increased by 3.7 percentage points since 2010-11, as compared to an increase in 9.3 percentage points in the County and 18 percentage points in VCUSD. The growth in VCUSD is four times that of the State and two times that of Solano County.
The school district has been focused on achieving goals in the areas of equity, excellence and educational effectiveness. In the area of equity, the district is intentional about focusing on "ALL" students. Because Vallejo is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, it is important to the Governing Board of Trustees and Superintendent that improvement is seen at every level. The graduation rate for Vallejo's significant subgroups also improved over the past three years.
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