The Kansas State Department of Education measures graduation rates for every school district. This information is released annually on each district's report card. Below are the most recent graduation rates for USD #232, Blue Valley, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Gardner-Edgerton, and Spring Hill.
4 Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates
USD 232 = 94.8%
Blue Valley = 95.9%
Gardner-Edgerton = 92.5%
Olathe = 91.89%
Shawnee Mission = 91.0%
Spring Hill = 44.8%
Kansas (state average) = 83.0%
The US Department of Education passed regulations requiring all states to calculate graduation using a 4-year adjusted cohort rate. The 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate reflects the percent of students who were first time 9th graders in 2007-2008 and who graduated four years later (by September 30, 2011) with adjustments during the four years for transfers in and out.
NOTE: In the 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate, any student who does not graduate in the expected four years-even if they are still in school-is considered a non-graduate and counts against the graduation rate.
The 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate formula is as follows:
# 2011 graduates (# of cohort members earning a regular HS diploma by Sept. 30, 2011) X 100% = rate
# 1st time 9th graders in fall 2007 plus transfers in minus students who transfer out,
emigrate, or die during 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009 and 2007-2008