Ontario’s high school graduation rates are the highest they’ve ever been.
Figures published Tuesday show the four-year graduation rate hit 78.3% and five-year at 85.5% in 2015 — a huge increase from 2004 when the Ministry of Education says 56% of students graduated in four years and 68% in five years.
Locally, the Thames Valley District School Board’s four year graduation rate was 66.3% while it’s five year rate was 78.2%. The London District Catholic School Board had 82.5% of students graduated in four years and 88.3% in five years. All Ontario school board results can be found on the Ministry of Education website.
The government credits the increase in graduation rates to programs such as specialist high skills majors, dual credits, and expanded co-operative education.
Graph courtesy of the Ministry of Education.