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Unified School District No. 232 leads Johnson County in graduation rates

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 for 2018

USD 232 (De Soto) 97.8 %
Blue Valley 96.6 %
Olathe 94.1 %
Gardner Edgerton 93.8 %
Shawnee Mission 89.9 %
Spring Hill 55.9 %


Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate

The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is the percentage of students in a cohort, adjusted for transfers into and out of the school, district, or state, who graduate with a regular high school diploma within four years of entering high school.

Any student who does not graduate with a regular high school diploma within four years will appear in the cohort as a non-graduate and will negatively impact the rate. A regular high school diploma means the standard high school diploma awarded to students that is fully aligned with the state’s academic content standards. It does not include GED diplomas, certificates of attendance, or any diplomas issued by non-state accredited private schools and homeschools. For this reason, it is important to remember that a non-graduate is not the same as a dropout.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education