2021 Graduation Rates

ISD 199 Sees More Graduations, Fewer Drop-outs for 2021
Posted on 04/22/2022
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The Minnesota Department of Education released 2021 graduation rate data this March. Despite a statewide drop in graduation rates, Inver Grove Heights Schools had some of its highest four-year graduation rates and lowest drop-out rates within the last five years.

The 2021 graduation rate for ISD 199, which includes Simley High School and the Simley Alternative Learning Program, increased by nearly 3 percentage points in the last school year. Of all the ISD 199 students scheduled to graduate in 2021, 89.24% graduated within four years, compared to the statewide graduation rate of 83.3% for 2021. ISD 199 graduation rates increased significantly within certain student groups as well. The graduation rate for students who identify as Black increased by more than 10 percentage points to 85% between 2020 and 2021. The graduation rate for students who identify as two or more races increased from 75% in 2020 to 91.67% in 2021.

Graduation rates for students receiving special education also increased significantly, from 58.54% in 2020 to 83.33% in 2021. The 2021 graduation rate for students receiving special education is the highest four-year graduation rate this student status group has had in the last five years, which includes graduation rates before the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 graduation data also showed that ISD 199’s drop-out rate for all students decreased. The district’s drop-out rate has hovered between 4-6% since 2017, but in 2021, ISD 199’s drop-out rate was only 2.39% or seven Class of 2021 students.

ISD 199 is pleased to celebrate these graduation successes. The district is dedicated to preparing students for college and career and keeping high school students on track to graduate. ISD 199 will continue working toward higher graduation rates and lower drop-out rates each year.