NEWS & EVENTS
GRADUATION RATE INCREASES, DROPOUTS DECLINE IN VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura County saw improvement in its high school graduation and dropout rates according to data released today by the California Department of Education. The graduation rate for the 2014-15 school year was 84.5 percent, which is up from 82.5 percent in 2012-13. Over the same period, the dropout rate has decreased from 10.6 percent to 8.3 percent.
Ventura County’s graduation rate in 2014-15 exceeded the statewide rate of 82.3 percent. The County also saw a 2014-15 dropout rate that’s better than the state figure of 10.7 percent. Both the Ventura County and statewide graduation rates are record highs in the six year period since the Department of Education changed the method it uses to collect the data. The new method implemented for the 2009-10 school year follows the same groups of students, or cohorts, during the data collection period.