Concerted efforts to “know every student” and support those at risk through early interventions has resulted, again this year, in increased graduation rates for all resident Gulf Islands students.
The recent public release of school district six-year completion rates shows a continuing trend in SD64 that now has this district within a percentage point of the provincial average – a dramatic improvement from the twenty-point discrepancy of five years ago.
Of the 140 resident students who were eligible to complete their graduation program last year, 89.9% were successful.
Graduation rates for SD64 Indigenous students are especially promising, outshining the provincial average in 2020/21 by nearly 18%.
“Parity at a high rate, like we see this year, is an important indicator of system success. We have work to do and should celebrate this moment of promise.”
—Scott Benwell, Superintendent
For the 10% of all resident Grade 12s who did not complete with their SD64 peers, teachers and staff will continue to support those individual students in taking the necessary steps towards graduation so that they too can tackle the world beyond K-12 with increased opportunities for future success.
If you would like to know more about B.C. Public School data, including demographic information, graduation rates, and FSA assessment results, please visit the Ministry of Education’s online Interactive K to 12 School System Reporting Tool.