Programs Help Local Students Graduate

MEDFORD, Ore. – A study revealed this week says Oregon students graduate at a rate of about 72%. Here in southern Oregon, many students are thriving regardless of their economic background. Some schools in Klamath hit 90% graduation rates. Thanks to a fifth year of high school. Even Medford’s Central High School is seeing graduation … Continue reading »

Local Schools Turn to Texas for Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – 21 Representatives from Southern Oregon schools traveled to Texas over the weekend to learn from a program boosting high school graduation rates. According to officials, The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo independent school district’s graduation rate went from 62% in 2007 to now a little more than 90% in 2014. The Texas program’s goal is for 25% … Continue reading »

Oregon Graduation Rates Low

OREGON — Oregon high school graduation rates remain virtually static, for the class of 2012. According to the Oregon Department of Education, the four year graduation rate was 68.4% for last year. In 2011 it was 67.6%. The drop out rate increased between the two years from 3.3% to 3.4%. Governor John Kitzhaber calls the … Continue reading »